LAPIP – Laser Assisted Perio-Implant Procedure
The last 20 years has seen a revolution in dentistry, especially in the field of Dental Implants. Gone are the days where 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 by Drs. Ronny and Jennifer Taschner and restored knowledgeable and experienced restorative dentists.
Despite our best efforts, we do see some complications with implants. This is a condition we call “Peri-Implantitis”. Many times, 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 can be due to inadequate oral hygiene, inadequate or infrequent tooth cleanings by dental professionals, implants placed where there is inadequate bone, poorly fitting crowns systemic disease, use of low quality implants or excessive biting force. Until recently, the only treatment for an “ailing” implant was either extensive surgical repair and in most cases, removal of the implant and waiting for a new one to be placed.
With the advent of Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure or LAPIP, certain types of peri-implantitis can be successfully treated., We are often able to treat the infections and arrest the disease, and in some cases regenerate new bone around the implant itself!
LAPIP is the only FDA cleared laser procedure to treat ailing dental implants.