Laser explantation of a failing endosseous dental implant

Authors


Dr L Smith
821 Mt Alexander Rd
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
Email: leonsmith929@msn.com

Abstract

Explantation of failed dental implants has traditionally been performed by mechanical bone removal techniques. The advent of intraoral laser surgery has seen increasing numbers of applications in oral implantology. The technique demonstrates safe and efficient explantation of a failed dental implant using Er,Cr:YSGG laser. Laser assisted explantation of dental implants is a minimally invasive technique providing an alternative to conventional mechanical explantation techniques.

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