At City Smiles, we have invested in advanced dental technology to provide an outstanding dental experience. Dr. Hill stays current with modern methods and employs non-invasive laser dentistry to perform a variety of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures.
During your checkup or new patient exam, Dr. Hill will scan your teeth with our DIAGNOdent laser. This high-tech tool identifies decay in the early stage before it can even be seen or felt. Early detection means that Dr. Hill can preserve more of your natural tooth when restoring oral health. Dr. Hill uses a soft-tissue laser for crown lengthening, biopsies, and cosmetic gum reshaping. The laser is also ideal for eliminating cold sores and treating periodontal disease.
With laser dentistry, there is minimal bleeding, and recovery time is faster. The laser seals as it goes, so no stitches are necessary. With traditional surgery, tissue is prone to scarring, but with dental lasers the tissue regenerates and heals accordingly. Any chance of post-surgical infection is greatly minimized because the dental lasers sterilize the area being treated.
The use of laser dentistry allows us to treat problems that were once untreatable by traditional methods. Because of the lack of incisions involved, most patients experience minimal anxiety and discomfort.
Cosmetic laser dentistry is used to treat a variety of issues:
Dr. Hill may employ the use of a dental laser for a long period of time or for brief moments, depending on your treatment needs. We utilize this great technology to provide the best in patient care and to provide patient friendly alternatives to traditional methods. Dr. Hill and the staff at City Smiles have devoted considerable time training to be able to bring you the many advantages of this exciting new technology.
For more information on dental lasers or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hill, please contact our St. Louis dentist office today.