Laser Smile

Laser Dentistry

As New Zealand’s laser dentistry leader, we help our guests avoid the pain, discomfort, expense and inconvenience of having dental work done by using advanced laser technology to reshape the gum and bone around teeth quickly and painlessly. This means onlays, crowns or veneers usually can be finished at the same appointment, enabling you to get back to your work and life on the same day!

Our laser dentistry includes: laser gum disease treatment, laser gum lifts and crown lengthening, fillings using lasers rather than drilling, and laser tounge-tie treatment for everyone from babies to adults.  

LASER GUM DISEASE TREATMENT

Moderate to serious cases of gum and bone (periodontal) disease benefit from laser therapy treatment, a minimally invasive and effective way of improving oral health because it is:

  • less invasive than traditionally used therapies and involves no cutting or stitches
  • virtually painless and causes no swelling
  • removes infection and bacteria like no other method can
  • heals faster, meaning less discomfort and no need to take time off work

LASER GUM LIFTS AND CROWN LENGTHENING

Teeth are not the only part of what makes a great smile – gums and lips also make a difference.

Sometimes gum levels need to be corrected before veneers, onlays or crowns are made – particularly where teeth have been broken or filled below the gum line. Typically this involves cutting and stitching the gum, then waiting six to eight weeks for it to heal before further work can be done.

LASER FILLINGS, CROWNS AND ONLAYS

Where possible we use lasers rather than drilling. This is because laser dentistry is preserves and protects teeth and gums with as little discomfort as possible and in a way that will aid rapid healing.

LASER TONGUE TIE TREATMENT

Tongue tie is a condition where lips and the tongue are held too tight by the frenum (the ligament that attaches the lips and tongue to the gums and jaw bone). If left untreated, tongue tie can cause a range of teeth, speech and feeding problems.

Our laser procedure to release frenums has been successfully performed on people of all ages – from two-day-old babies through to adults. Lasers are far gentler on the body than traditional methods that involve cutting and stitching. Advantages include:

  • It removes the tissue precisely and painlessly
  • There is almost no bleeding afterward
  • No stitches are needed
  • General anaesthesia is usually not needed
  • You can get back to normal eating within a day
  • A baby will suckle immediately after the procedure
  • Children can go to school the next day and adults can go back to work the same day

Talk to us today to find out more about how laser dentistry can help you!