Dental implants are the most advanced options in restorative dentistry, with extremely high success rates. However, there is always a risk that an implant can have complications and may need repairs or restoration. One possible complication is peri-implantitis, which is an infection around the implant. When this occurs, the most advanced and least invasive option for peri-implantitis treatment and implant restoration is the Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure, or LAPIP™.
What Is LAPIP?
When peri-implantitis occurs, there is bacterial infection in the gum tissue around the implant. This can destroy bone and tissue that are needed to support the implant. In the past, oral surgery would need to be performed to cut away diseased tissue and possibly the implant would need to be removed. LAPIP is an advanced method that does not require incisions and offers improved treatment for peri-implantitis.
LAPIP laser dental implant restoration is used to stop the infection around the ailing or failing implant and stimulate faster healing of the bone and tissue. The LAPIP procedure first uses lasers to kill the bacteria around the implant. The LAPIP laser also creates a blood clot around the implant to seal a pocket of gum tissue around the implant. This seal helps stimulate the stem cells and growth factors in the tissue to restore healthy bone and tissue to adhere to the implant.
Benefits of LAPIP for Implant Restoration
Patients with peri-implantitis may experience pain from inflammation around their implant. They are also at risk for losing their implant without treatment. LAPIP laser dental implant restoration offers a less invasive option for treatment of peri-implantitis. Some of the benefits of this procedure include:
- Minimally invasive without incisions or stitches
- Faster recovery time than traditional surgery
- Less pain for the patient
- Faster recovery
- Higher success rate for retaining implants
If you have pain and inflammation from peri-implantitis, come see our team at ConfiDENT, LLC. Dr. Cesar Tapia offers LAPIP laser dental implant restoration that can provide a minimally invasive option to stop the pain and infection to save your dental implant. Call our office in Alpharetta, GA to schedule an implant exam and LAPIP consultation.