Cosmetic Family Dentistry of West Milford provides Waterlase iPlus services in West Milford, NJ. Call 973-728-3779 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
The Waterlase is an innovative technology that combines water, air, and laser energy to perform a number of different dental procedures safely and comfortably. Because teeth are partly made of water, the laser causes the water molecules to become excited when it comes into contact with a tooth. This allows the laser to cut into the tooth surface. The laser sprays water continuously to keep the tooth hydrated, preventing uncomfortable heat and giving you a pain-free experience.
Since Waterlase is so gentle, your dentist will be able to take care of most of your dental needs with just one visit, with no drills and little or no anesthetic. Additionally, seeing a Waterlase dentist will save you time and money by eliminating the need to see a specialist or schedule several dental appointments.
When compared to a traditional dental drill, the Waterlase removes very small portions of the tooth without damaging or cracking the rest of the healthy structure.
Our dental practice uses Waterlase for the following treatments and procedures:
- Smile design, or sculpting and refining soft tissue along the gum line to create a more symmetrical smile
- Restorative dentistry
- Gingivectomy and gingivoplasty
- Management of moderate to severe perimplantitis
- Periodontal disease management
- Endodontic procedures, including root canal cleaning and disinfection
Frequently Asked Questions About Waterlase
What is Waterlase dentistry?
Waterlase dentistry is a type of laser dentistry that uses a combination of air, water, and laser energy to perform both soft tissue procedures as well as procedures involving your teeth, including removing areas of decay prior to a restoration.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Yes, laser dentistry is very safe. It offers more precision than traditional dental tools, with the added benefits of lower infection risk, faster recovery, less bleeding, and fewer complications.
Does dental insurance cover laser dentistry?
Many dental insurance providers do cover laser dentistry the same way they would cover a procedure using traditional dental tools and equipment, but this isn’t always the case. We recommended checking with your insurance provider to verify your benefits. Please also inquire about our in-office insurance plan.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry is generally faster than traditional dental techniques, and it’s a more comfortable experience because it eliminates heat, vibration, and pain from dental drills. For soft tissue procedures, there is less bleeding and swelling after your procedure. Recovery times are faster, with a lower infection risk and fewer complications.
Call 973-728-3779 to schedule your appointment.