LightWalker Dental Laser by Fotona
Fotona Dental Lasers
Leading the Dental Laser Industry
The latest generation of dental lasers have revolutionized dentistry with treatments that are faster, more effective and more satisfying to patients and practitioners than ever before. With over 45 years of experience in laser technology, Fotona's award-winning LightWalker dental laser systems are leading the dental industry forward to new levels of perfection with unrivaled precision, performance and ease of use.
Fotona was the first manufacturer to introduce two complementary laser wavelengths (Er:YAG and Nd:YAG) in a single system (Twinlight, 1994) and the first to develop a dental laser that outperforms a conventional rotary drill (Fidelis Plus II, 2004). The company's revolutionary LightWalker AT system, introduced in 2011, is the world's first scanner-ready dental laser as well as the first to utilize QSP (Quantum Square Pulse) technology for ultimate precision and performance. Today Fotona is recognized as a world leader in the innovation and development of new dental applications and technologies, working closely with top universities and dental research centers around the globe.
The Benefits of Fotona Dental Lasers Include:
A full range of hard- and soft-tissue treatments
Extremely precise hard-tissue cutting and ablation
Easy and effective endodontic treatments
Little or no bleeding surgical procedures, with simultaneous disinfection
- Easy-to-select operating modes for greater simplicity
- Greater patient satisfaction and less operator fatigue
Lasers in dentistry
Laser (acronym of english word "Light Amplification by stimulated Emission of Radiation") is one of the biggest technological accomplishments of the 20th century.
Laser is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. In the 1960's of the 20th century, when lasers were first used, laser technology continued to constantly develop. In the last two decades, it is widely used in medicine and stomatology and it is the latest revolution in dentistry.
In comparison with traditional methods, laser therapy is gentle, less invasive and less painfull (in most cases there is no need for anesthetic). Treatment is short, and recovery is pleasant and fast.
At Tuckerton Dental, Dr. Petrosky uses Fotona Light Walker AT laser, the winner of many awards. This product is included among top 100 products in dentistry in 2011. This type of laser offers 2 wavelenghts which means wide spectrum of use in all fields of stomatology. Laser beam selectively works on whether soft or hard tissues by removing diseased tissue and disinfecting operational field.
Compared to the traditional dental drill, fixing your teeth with lasers is painless and much more comfortable (no unpleasant vibrations or sounds). Lasers are also a great option for treating dental hypersensitivity.
Wellcured and adequately filled root canal is a guarantee for longevity of the teeth. Use of lasers in fixing teeth allows special washing techniques and tooth root channels desinfection methods. Together with mechanical techniques, laser methods are the biggest accomplishment in endodontics.
Laser periodontal therapy is minimally invasive procedure where special narrow extensions are used to get into periodontal pockets and to remove diseased tissue or hidden scale below ginigival margin. This way bacteria that causes inflammation is being removed. With the use of laser, modern periodontics have undergone a revolution thanks to amazing results which are not comparable to any conventional methods.
Soft tissue surgery
For example, lump removal, frenulectomia as a part of orthodontic therapy, vestibuloplasty as a preprosthetic therapy and so on. For a patient it is more pleasant than classical scalpel surgery. Procedures are faster, painless (with no anesthesia), there is no bleeding or need to sew. Patient recovery is faster, and tissue will heal with no scars.
Laser is used for implant bed preparation and as a treatment for peri-implantitis as a possible method of your choice.
Laser teeth whitening is the safest, fastest and most efficient method.
Herpes and acne treatments
After a short therapy patients will feel instant relief, and the healing time will be shorter.
Well, not quite. So here's the skinny on what we can and can't do with the Lightwalker:
What We CAN Do with the Lightwalker Dental Laser:
- Remove bonded porcelain crowns, veneers, and even bridges with the laser.
- Remove tooth-colored fillings super-fast and easily.
- Shape teeth for fillings, onlays, and even crowns; we just need the drill to do some final smoothing and polishing.
- Some cosmetic gum surgeries that require changing the shape or amount of bone around the teeth
- Remove excess gum tissue over implants
- Remove excess gum tissue that grew up around braces (this is super-cool!)
- Laser root canal therapy with PIPS
- Some other really cool advanced stuff that will have to wait for me to get more advanced training.
Other procedures that we can do with the laser are soft tissue related which include:
- NightLase ...for Snoring and Sleep Apnea
- SmoothLase ...for Facial Rejuvenation
- Cosmetic contouring of the gum tissue (gum lift, reshaping)
- Frenectomies (frenum is a small muscle attachment under the lips)
- Tongue tie release (the muscle under the tongue)
- Periodontal therapy (gum disease)
- Excision of minor growths
- Crown lengthening (removing gum and bone to expose more tooth)
- Aphthous ulcer treatment (the laser takes away the discomfort from canker sores)
The majority of these soft tissue procedures are performed with just topical anesthetic gel. There is no suturing required and post operative discomfort is minimal.
What We CAN'T Do with the Lightwalker Dental Laser
- Take out silver fillings. While the laser can blast it away, as the metal is vaporized, microscopic particles get on the handpiece and result in damage to it. No worries – nothing will happen to you! Just the handpiece can be damaged. HOWEVER, we CAN use the laser to "number" or desensitize the tooth in such a way that we can use the drill but still no shot. So you still don't walk out with a numb face, and it still doesn't hurt.
- Some patients have super-sensitive teeth, and no matter what, they feel it.
- Remove crowns or onlays with metal in them.
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PowerLase® AT…The Ultimate Laser For All Tissue Performance
Because the most important thing in our practice is
you, we are constantly looking for better ways to
make your visits to our office more comfortable and
provide you better dental care.
We have recently added to our practice the most cutting
edge dental laser on the market. –the
PowerLase® AT by Lares RESEARCH. There are
an overwhelming number of benefits to using a dental
laser and we are excited to show you all of them.
Fewer needles: Our dental laser can be used to perform
almost all common cavity preparation procedures
without the need for patient anesthesia. We know
you don’t like injections, even when it doesn’t
No numbness: We know that you prefer not to become numb
or leave the dental practice after a procedure numb.
And, many of you feel anxious from physiological
reactions to commonly used anesthetics. Our laser
eliminates this negative side effect in most cases.
No drill noise and vibration: Cavity preparation involves
and vibration and we know you dislike it. The sound
of a laser is not objectionable and no vibration
is transmitted into your mouth as the tip of the
laser never even needs to contact the tooth!
Preservation of healthy tooth
structure: In general cavity preparations performed
with lasers preserve more healthy tooth structure while avoiding the micro-cracking
of healthy enamel associated with dental handpiece
Less post operative discomfort: Many laser procedures
result in less post operative discomfort.
Better Overall Care- Equiped with laser technology, our
practice is armed with more and better treatment
options than other dentists without a laser, resulting
in delivery of the very best, state of the art care
possible for your mouth and teeth.
the end, dentistry is all about the
you. We have made a significant investment
in laser technology that will allow us to provide
you better and more comfortable.
PowerLase® AT offers both contact (A) (included)
and non-contact (B) (included) Er:YAG
handpieces with integrated triple-port water spray.
Constructed from rugged titanium, the handpieces may
be heat sterilized between patients.
Indications for Use
PowerLase AT laser has received FDA 510(k) clearance
to market for the following indications for use:
Lares PowerLase AT Er:YAG laser is indicated to be used for incisions, excisions,
vaporization, ablation and coagulation of soft and
hard tissue in the mouth. The procedures include caries
removal, cavity preparation and enamel etching.
PowerLase AT Nd:YAG laser is indicated for incising, excising and coagulating
intraoral soft tissue, including the marginal and
interdental gingiva. This includes incising, excising
and coagulating the epithelial lining, the free or
marginal gingiva, sulcular debridement (removal of
diseased or inflamed soft tissue in the periodontal
pocket to improve clinical indices, including gingival
index, gingival bleeding index, probe depth, attachment
loss, and tooth mobility).
Excisional and incisional biopsies
and vaporization of herpex simplex I and
of unerupted teeth
troughing for crown impressions
incision and excision
and drainage of abscess
and pulpotomy as an adjunct to root canal
of denture hyperplasia
of gingival hypertrophy
of filling material such as gutta percha
or resin as adjunct treatment during root
of postsurgical granulations
of apthous ulcers