Masterpiece Smiles in Tulsa, OK uses advanced dental technologies to give you a more comfortable and comprehensive dental experience.
In fact, Dr. Jan Cobble makes it a point to learn new skills and techniques. He combs through available technologies to find the ones he thinks his patients deserve. He does 100-200 hours of continuing education every year to make sure he’s up on cutting-edge technology and techniques.
Here are just a few technologies we make use of at Masterpiece Smiles in Tulsa, OK.
A laser is an instrument that safely produces a narrow and intense beam of light. Each laser has different wavelengths and power levels. They have a lot of uses in dentistry. Among other things, they can:
- Expose wisdom teeth that have only partially erupted
- Remove or reshape gum tissue
- Remove inflamed gum tissue and aid in the treatment of gum disease
- Speed up teeth whitening
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Dentistry?
In some procedures, dentists can use a laser and not have to use a drill or administer anesthesia. That’s good news for many people who dislike going to the dentist for those very reasons.
Lasers can be more precise. They can zero in on smaller areas.
When lasers are used, the healing times are usually shorter.
Lasers are very successful when used in treating diseased gum tissue.
Lasers And Gum Disease
Gum disease is a very common problem. Symptoms can include red, swollen gums, plaque build-up, bad breath, and loose teeth. But gum disease can also have no obvious symptoms. When it’s ignored gum disease can result in loss of teeth and bone tissue.
We use a LANAP system (laser-assisted new attachment procedure) to treat gum disease. We use the laser to remove harmful bacteria from under your gumline. That bacteria are what causes your body to destroy bone and gum tissue. The laser is so targeted that it leaves healthy tissue alone.
Lasers In Teeth Whitening
Our teeth can get discolored or stained over the years. Whitening teeth is one of the easiest and most satisfactory cosmetic treatments we can offer you.
If you want to get your teeth brightened and whitened, you can try an over-the-counter teeth whitening system. But that won’t give you the results you’ll get from a professional whitening in our office. That’s because we use TouchWhite™.
You’re probably familiar with traditional teeth whitening procedures: A plastic tray is made from a mold of your teeth. You fill the tray with whitening gel and wear it over a period of days or weeks until you get the degree of whiteness you want.
With the TouchWhite system, we will put a whitening gel on your teeth and then use a laser to activate the gel.
There are also some teeth whitening procedures that are done in office that use UV light to stimulate the gel in the bleaching trays. The issue with that is that sometimes the UV light can heat up your tooth and irritate the pulp.
With the TouchWhite system, we will put a whitening gel on your teeth and then use a laser to activate the gel. The laser doesn’t heat up the tooth like a UV radiation does.
With TouchWhite, we can whiten your teeth noticeably in just over an hour. We may also send you off with a TouchWhite take-home whitening system if you want to whiten your teeth ever more.
Lasers And Gum Reshaping
Have you heard of a “gummy smile”? That’s a smile where your teeth appear smaller that they should. To fix it, we can do gum reshaping.
You’ll receive a mild local anesthetic to numb your gums. We’ll then use a soft tissue laser to remove excess gum tissue, lengthening your crown.
Lasers And Sleep Apnea
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, we’ll try fitting your with a sleep dental appliance that you can wear in your sleep.
If that doesn’t help, we offer a dental laser treatment called NightLase™. When you have sleep apnea, tissue at the back of your throat collapses, causing you to stop breathing. NightLase tightens the tissue near the back of the throat, making it less likely to collapse and stop you from breathing.
Dr. Cobble and the staff at Masterpiece Smiles in Tulsa, OK want to make sure that we have cutting-edge technology to help give you that beautiful smile. Give us a call at 918-925-9687 to set up an appointment. You can also use our online form.