LAPIP – Laser Assisted Perio-Implant Procedure
The last 20 years have seen a revolution in dentistry, especially in the field ofImplantes dentales. Gone are the days when patients have to suffer with loose fitting dentures and removable partials that cause damage to adjacent teeth. Dental Implants are here to stay and are overwhelmingly successful when placed and restored by experienced Dentists and Oral Surgeons.
Despite our best efforts, we are seeing more and more complications with implants. This is a condition we call “Peri-Implantitis”. Muchas veces, implants can get infected under the gum line, which can result in bone loss around the implant and in some cases loss of the implant itself. Complications due to systemic disease, medications, y, simply enough, aging can all lead to this problem.
Until recently, the only treatment for an “ailing” implant was extensive surgical repair and, en la mayoría de los casos, removal of the implant and waiting for a new one to be placed.
With the advent ofLAPIP, which is a specific laser surgery procedure (does not involve a scalpel or stitches), we are able to treat the infections and arrest the disease, y en algunos casos, regenerate new bone around the implant itself!
LAPIP— which stands forLaser Assisted Peri-Implant Procedure, is the only FDA-cleared laser procedure to treat ailing dental implants.