Dental lasers have revolutionised dentistry with treatments that are faster, more effective and more satisfying to patients than ever before. Now available at our Runaway Bay Clinic, the Fontona Dental Laser offers a plethora of exciting dental and cosmetic treatments. Discover how our Fontona Laser Machine can help change your life.
Often when you hear the word “laser” you think of action stars or super hero’s and all the fun that’s been had over the years with lasers as the focus. However, lasers are highly useful when it comes to dentistry and other medical practices. It can often be a surprise to some what lasers are capable of and how much they further the medical industry in general. Speaking specifically in dentistry, laser treatments can be used for a variety of cosmetic and non-cosmetic purposes.
From laser teeth whitening to the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), our Fontona Laser machine has left a lasting impression on our patients in and around the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas.
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Gum Disease (Periodontitis)
Laser gum surgery eliminates gum disease. It also removes tartar and bacteria, enhancing the health and appearance of your teeth. Periodontal laser therapy uses a dental laser to remove inflamed gum tissue from the area around the tooth. In most patient cases, two x 2-hour sessions are all that is needed to treat periodontal disease. However, we must take into consideration that ongoing care is necessary thereafter to further protect your teeth. By contrast, traditional gum therapy generally takes longer, requiring several one-hour sessions so dental laser really is a no-brainer to treat harmful gum disease.
Laser Teeth Whitening
A whiter, brighter smile can do wonders for your confidence, which is why teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments on the market. Laser teeth whitening involves applying hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel to the teeth and heating it with a laser. Heating the gel enhances the effectiveness of the gel and speeds up the process, usually giving results in less than an hour. So how do you get the ball rolling? You’ll be invited for a consultation first with your Coolangatta Dental Group practitioner, where your dentist will ask about your treatment goals and expectations to see if laser teeth whitening can help you to achieve the results you want. Then it’s Go-Time.
Snoring and Apnea Treatment
Laser therapy for Sleep Apnoea is a non-invasive, patient-friendly laser treatment, which is used to help improve the quality of a patient’s sleep. Essentially, it reduces the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the magnitude of snoring by means of a soft, laser-induced tightening effect (caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue).
The vast majority of our patients have noted they experienced a reduction in snoring, and an improvement in their quality of sleep, which has been wonderful feedback to receive over the years.
Is it now time for you or your partner to hit the snooze button on snoring? Connect with us.
Gingival hyperpigmentation frequently poses an aesthetic problem, especially in patients with gingival smile. These days, laser dentistry has replaced many traditional dental procedures, making treatments more precise and less painful for patients with darkened gums.
Laser gum depigmentation, also known as laser gum bleaching, is a gum lightening cosmetic procedure that uses a dental laser to lighten the colour of the gums. The depigmentation procedure essentially involves laser ablation of epithelial layer of buccal gingiva containing melanin pigmentation.
The beauty is that one gum depigmentation treatment can last 20 years or up to a lifetime. The healing process is also extremely manageable. While patients with very sensitive gums may experience some discomfort for a short period of time, patients can generally expect to be able to speak and eat normally immediately after the treatment is completed. Does it get any better?
Nowadays, cosmetic lasers can be used for an almost endless list of facial aesthetic treatments. Firstly, they can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, minimise skin conditions such as rosacea and acne, and remove tattoos. They can also tighten and brighten skin and even minimise varicose veins. Laser skin treatments are also effective at: Smoothing and tightening the upper and lower eyelid skin.
We are delighted to offer this added service to our patients and welcome anyone who is looking to renew the skin they’re in.
Lip or Tongue Tied?
Fret not. Our qualified and experienced dental professionals can safely and effectively perform Frenectomy surgery on both adults and children with our Fontona Laser machine.
Frenectomy is a simple surgical procedure that involves removing or reshaping the frenum located under the tongue or upper lip. If it is discovered that you or your child are suffering the undesirable side effects of an elongated frenulum, a frenectomy may be recommended
A laser frenectomy has a shorter recovery period than a traditional frenectomy; the surgical site could heal fully in a week or two. Your Dentist will provide thorough after-care instructions covering pain management, feeding, and cleaning the surgical site.
High-End Dental Laser Technology At Coolangatta Dental Group
As Coolangatta Dental Group now offers IV Sedation; your frenectomy surgery will be smooth sailing whilst you’re under the care of your qualified dentist.
We are proud to provide Dental Laser technology to our patients in need of fast and effective dental or cosmetic treatment. We welcome you to come in and try it for yourself.