Sunbury dental technology: The Fotona LightWalker Laser

Laser technology is among the greatest innovations in modern dentistry, and it keeps getting better. At Smile in Style, we keep up with the latest technology by regularly upgrading our equipment, and adding new devices that enable new treatment options. We are excited introduce the latest addition to our Sunbury office, the LightWalker Dental Laser by Fontana.

Sunbury Dental Technology - The Fotona Lightwalker Laser

This versatile technology can be used in many applications, for both hard and soft tissue. Treatments include:

  • Dental Restorations – This is probably the most popular LightWalker Laser procedure because it often eliminates the need for local anaesthetic and the use of the dental drill. The dental laser is precise, quiet, vibration-free and gentle when preparing a tooth for restoration.
  • Dental implants – During the healing process, soft tissue tends to grow over the implant. A minor procedure is needed to expose the implant so that the final restoration can be placed. Laser techniques make the process fast and efficient.
  • Gum surgery – Whether performed for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons, gum surgery can be completed virtually bloodlessly and with little to no discomfort. Reduction in bleeding makes treatment more available to people with certain medical conditions or medications that inhibit clotting. It also improves visibility for your doctor, allowing optimal accuracy. Often sutures are not needed, which makes healing more comfortable.

Implants and any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. We will discuss the risks of the procedure during your consultation as well as examine your health to ensure you are a suitable candidate for implants. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

LightWalker laser utilises state-of-the-art patented technology, giving it faster cutting performance than any other Erbium laser on the market. It is more precise than a dental drill, yielding terrific results with minimal disruption to healthy tissue.

The benefits of this advanced technology go beyond comfort and efficiency. In many cases, laser treatment is the overall healthier choice. Studies have shown that lasers eliminate the risk of microfractures in the tooth surface, which can be caused by traditional drilling techniques. Additionally, laser energy naturally kills bacteria. This reduces the risk of infection after surgery and helps eliminate periodontal disease.

If you want to enjoy the benefits of modern, high-tech dentistry including the new Fotona LightWalker Laser, call today and schedule an appointment at Smile in Style. You can reach our Sunbury office at 03 8001 6021, or our Moonee Ponds office at 03 8400 4104.

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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.