TwinLight® Peri-implantitis Treatment
TwinLight® is a minimally invasive periimplantitis treatment combining dentistry's two best laser wavelengths: Er:YAG and Nd:YAG to significantly enhance treatment success rates and shorten healing time.
How does TwinLight® Peri-implantitis Treatment Work?
Er:YAG laser is used to remove microbial composition and to treat the damaged alveolar bone around the implant. It is suitable both for peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis treatment, in which case the Nd:YAG laser is also used for bacterial reduction and biostimulation, as well as for more extensive treatments that require surgical therapy.
An exceptionally high regenerative rate of alveolar bone is achieved after TwinLight® treatment of the implant surface and the bony implant site.
What is the Advantage of using TwinLight®?
TwinLight® is one of the most effective methods of peri-implantitis treatment, successfully meeting the objectives of controlling infection through decontamination of peri-implant tissues and arresting disease progression.
Removal of granulation tissue from the alveolar bone and connective tissue with Er:YAG laser is selective. The bactericidal effect of Er:YAG on the surgical site is highly effective and the implant surface is completely cleaned without chemicals.
The subsequent Nd:YAG treatment step promotes faster healing by decontaminating and biostimulating the tissue. Inflammation, swelling, and bleeding of soft-tissue lesions, which may lead to bone loss, can be handled without surgery, and healthy peri-implant tissue assure greater longterm implant success.
Why is LightWalker Perfect for TwinLight® Peri-implantitis Treatment?
LightWalker combines dentistry’s best wavelengths, Er:YAG and Nd:YAG, in one powerful system, allowing practitioners to perform the broadest range of dental procedures. Gentle treatment with LightWalker assures that the highly fragile bone surrounding the implant remains intact. Because the Er:YAG wavelength with LightWalker is used in an optimal mode, there is no danger of thermal damage to the surrounding bone and no significant alterations of the implant surface, as is caused with other lasers1,2. There is no mechanical, chemical or any other means of trauma during the entire treatment.
What is the Incidence of Peri-implantitis?
The available data suggest that in one in five patients will develop peri-implantitis at some point, and four in five implant patients will exhibit peri-implant mucositis. It has also been reported that about 40% of implants have peri-implantitis in Sweden, Italy and Switzerland, and that there are approximately 400,000 cases of periimplantitis in the U.S.
* Meijer et at. Incidence of peri-implant mucositis and periimplantitis in edentulous patients with an implant-retained mandibular overdenture during a 10-year follow-up period. J Clin Periodontology. 2014 Dec: 41 (12): 1178-83.
Peri-implantitis procedures can be performed with the following Fotona laser systems:
LightWalker – a uniquely capable system offering the power of the industry's highest performance Er:YAG and Nd:YAG dental lasers for expanded dual-wavelength treatment options, including the proprietary TwinLight® Endodontic and Periodontal Treatments. The top-of-the-line LightWalker AT is the first Erbium dental laser on the market with digitally controlled handpiece technology, offering dentists entirely new treatment possibilities and unmatched levels of precision that have not been seen before in the world of dentistry.
Fotona’s new line of LightWalker dental lasers are designed for high-speed cavity preparations (usually without anesthetic), virtually all soft-tissue surgical procedures, as well as minimally invasive endodontic and periodontal treatments.
With ultra-fast drilling speeds (outperforming even mechanical burrs) and a broad range of applications from gentle and effective laser tooth whitening to safe and effective laser endodontic and periodontal procedures (that can easily be performed at any dental practice), the new LightWalker lasers have changed many perceptions about laser dentistry. With LightWalker, dental professionals can not only impress their patients with the latest technology, but also dramatically expand their treatment range and income potential.
Handpieces & Accessories
Fotona's specially designed, innovative handpiece technology allows safe, precise, controlled and effective delivery of laser pulses to the treatment area. LightWalker handpieces are made from advanced titanium technology, maximizing their durability and minimizing their weight. More information about handpieces and other accessories is available on the product pages (see above links).