When you have a cavity, dental drills are often used to remove the decay and allow the placement of a restoration. At Sharpe Dental Studio, we offer our patients a more comfortable alternative: hard-tissue laser injection-free fillings. To learn more about hard-tissue laser dental fillings in Santa Fe, New Mexico, we invite you to contact our office at 505-982-4686 and schedule your consultation with Dr. Virginia Sharpe.
Laser dentistry involves the use of dental lasers to complete dental treatments more comfortably, quickly, and effectively. At our dental practice, we are dedicated to always providing you with the best possible dental care. We are proud to offer laser dental treatment to ensure that your dental experience is comfortable and positive.
One recent advance in laser dentistry involves the hard tissue laser, which is used to treat hard tissue such as the jawbone and teeth. At our dental practice, we use hard tissue lasers to treat cavities instead of using a traditional dental drill. When using a drill to treat cavities, the drill gets rid of not only the cavity, but also some of the healthy tooth structure that surrounds the cavity. This can cause microscopic fractures that may cause greater problems down the road.
Hard tissue lasers minimize the pain and problems that a dental drill can cause. The laser does this by targeting only the decayed part of a tooth, avoiding the healthy tooth that surrounds the cavity. The laser also bonds the tooth-like filling directly to your tooth, instead of creating a larger opening for traditional amalgam and composite fillings. Hard tissue lasers finish the process by sterilizing the tissue that surrounds the tooth, thus helping to prevent any further tooth decay. For more information regarding the benefits of hard-tissue laser injection-free fillings, we invite you to call or visit our office today and set up your next visit with our skilled dentist.