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Laser technology has been used in the medical field since the 1960s. It started getting used in the dental world around 1989. With the accuracy and precision offered by laser dentistry, we were able to diversify our dental treatment options, and treat people better. It has empowered us to deliver better and faster care, compared to drills and other non-laser dental traditional tools. 

What is Laser Dentistry?

Thanks to the transformative impact of laser technology in the dentistry field, we can offer our patients precision, comfort, and efficiency. With a concentrated beam of light energy, our skilled and experienced dentists can get rid of the problem with minimal discomfort throughout the process. 

Types of Laser Dentistry

There are four main laser types in dentistry. This categorization is done by methods we use for them:

  1. Lasing Medium: Gas or Solid
  2. Tissue applicability
  3. Hard or soft tissue lasers
  4. Range of wavelength

The ones that interest you in this case are hard or soft tissue lasers. While hard tissue lasers are used for cutting through teeth and shaping the bone for treatments such as cavity removal, soft tissue lasers are used for gum treatments and even procedures like teeth whitening.

Hard tissue laser dentistry offers a comfortable experience and preserves healthy tooth structure. Soft tissue laser dentistry, on the other hand, promotes faster healing and minimizes the risk of infection.

Laser Dentistry Procedure at Vera Smile

Pre-plan

After contacting us, you go through a free online consultation to see what kind of treatments you need to get for your case and whether laser dentistry will be used. When we agree on a treatment plan, we get you ready for your trip by arranging transportations, accommodations, and additional services such as translation. These arrangements will be a part of your treatment plan/package. 

Pre-procedure

Laser dentistry is used for variety of treatments such as:

  • Treating tooth decay: We can use laser dentistry to detect early signs of decay and seal them. 
  • Treating hypersensitivity: by using laser dentistry, we can seal tubules on the tooth’s root and eliminate the oversensitivity to hot and cold. 
  • Treating gum disease: Utilizing lasers, we can adjust gum tissue associated with a ‘gummy smile,’ where excessive gum length covers a significant portion of the tooth.”
  • Removing lesions: We can use lasers to remove lesions, without the need for sutures. 
  • Whitening teeth: Laser helps us speed up the process of teeth whitening. 
  • Treating tongue frenulum: People with a thick or tight frenulum, the fold of skin beneath the front part of the tongue that attaches to the floor of the mouth, may find relief through a laser frenectomy. This procedure aids children experiencing challenges such as being tongue-tied, difficulties with breastfeeding, or speech impairments due to their restricted frenulum.

To ensure the treatment, we run some tests and do an in-person consultation. We update your treatment plan if needed, so we get the desired results. 

Procedure

The laser treatment is a very simple treatment. There will be no drilling or similar stuff that might have caused you to avoid a dentist visit before. The procedure is pain free no matter what we are treating you for.

Post-procedure

Laser treatments have less chance of getting an infection or causing pain after the procedure. All you need to do is to follow our advice to get over the healing process more comfortably. However, if you have severe swelling and pain that does not go away, you should get in touch with us and get it checked.

How much does Laser Dentistry cost?

Since laser dentistry treats more than one problem, it is hard to say the exact cost of the treatment. Still, we can say you can expect the cost ranging from $200 to $1500 both in the USA and the UK. In cases of big operations, the cost can round up to thousands of dollars. Also it changes according to your state, your needs, your insurance coverage, and your dentist’s proficiency.

As you can predict, the cost of laser dentistry in the dental tourism world is much less than in the USA and the UK. Dental tourism offers a chance for people who do not want to pay that much for dental treatments. Turkey is one of the stars of dental tourism that gives patients a chance to get a five-star dental treatment using laser dentistry accompanied by a dreamlike trip abroad. 

Why Vera Smile? 

Dental tourism is a scary term no matter what. While going to the dentist is something stressful for some of us, going to the dentist in another country that speaks another language must be a new level of stress and worry. But it does not have to be this way. 

We make the process comfortable for you by offering a personalized treatment chance in a warm environment. At Vera Smile, we believe every smile is unique and should be treated accordingly. We design your smile to fit ‘your aesthetic’ and compliment your features. Every treatment is personalized and gets crafted specially for your case. We get you ready with everything you will need for a dental treatment abroad, so you only think about how good you will look on your way home!

Vera Smile, under the sparkling sky of Istanbul, takes you onboard a transformative journey designed specifically for you. Contact us and let our team handle the rest. 

FAQ

What are the disadvantages of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is generally more expensive than other dental treatments. Despite the advantages, not all treatments can be preceded by laser dentistry. On top of these, if your case requires a combination of a variety of treatments, we may still need to use drilling, anesthesia and such to complete the process.

Is laser dental cleaning worth it?

Exactly, laser dental cleaning is a very effective solution for restoring the health of the gums and it minimizes the risk of serious oral health concerns.

What is laser dentistry used for?

Lasers are great for dental treatments such as teeth whitening, fillings, gum diseases, teeth sensitivity, tissue fixes, etc. We will examine your case and discuss the best laser treatment for you to fix your problems. According to the plan we craft afterwards, you might get laser dentistry treatment for multiple problems!

Is laser dentistry covered by insurance?

While some insurance companies cover laser dentistry treatments, they only do so for the procedure itself if it is not in the cosmetic dentistry category. For example getting your cavity filled with lasers can be covered by insurance but if you want to get teeth whitening with lasers, you need to pay for the procedure yourself.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry can be less painful than traditional methods, and it can also reduce bleeding and swelling, promote faster healing, and provide more precise results.

Is laser dentistry safe?

Yes, laser dentistry is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and experienced dentist.

Is there any special preparation required for laser dental procedures?

Your dentist will provide specific instructions for preparing for your laser dental procedure, but in general, you may need to avoid eating or drinking for a certain period of time before the procedure.

Is laser dentistry painful?

Laser dentistry is generally less painful than traditional methods, but you may still experience some discomfort during or after the procedure.

How long does it take to recover from a laser dental procedure?

Recovery time can vary depending on the specific procedure, but in general, laser dental procedures may have a shorter recovery time than traditional methods.

Where can I find a dentist who performs laser dentistry in Turkey?

Many dentists in Turkey offer laser dentistry services. You can search online for dentists in your area who specialize in laser dentistry or ask for recommendations from friends or family members who have had laser dental procedures. Read our guide on how to choose the best dental clinic in Turkey.

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