Beyond Dentistry Laser Center is changing lives in Brooklyn, NY and surrounding areas with a revolutionary laser treatment called LANAP. Dr. Simon Kappel and his staff are dedicated to improving your health as well as your smile while decreasing discomfort and recovery time, which is why patients are driving and even flying to Dr. Kappel for dental care from around the country. Dr. Kappel believes in being cutting edge without cutting and the LANAP procedure can help make that a reality! If this sounds like just what you need, read on to learn more!
What is LANAP?
LANAP, Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a non-invasive laser assisted regeneration procedure. Cleared by the FDA, this laser treatment protocol rejuvenates the bone without the typical surgical procedure of bone grafting. LANAP offers a less painful, more successful treatment alternative to conventional surgery. LANAP is the only scientifically, research proven methodology that results in true periodontal regeneration, new bone growth and gum tissue reattachment.
LANAP is accomplished with the PerioLase MVP-7. This laser is a free-running, variable pulsed Nd:YAG laser. The 7 variable pulse durations can be thought of as “different lasers” in one device as they have discrete and discriminating tissue interactions, allowing safe and adaptive treatment to meet each patient’s unique needs. The LANAP=LAR treatment is one of the most successful protocols in rejuvenating bone growth to secure dental implants through a less painful and less invasive method.
For patients experiencing recession around an existing implant, LANAP is also able to restore growth around a failing implant, restoring the bone around the implant, and saving patients from the need for a second implant procedure. LANAP can target the source of the inflammation without hurting or removing any healthy gum tissue, slow or stop attachment loss and decrease pocket depth, and allowing the body to regenerate bone without the need for surgery, scalpel, or sutures.
Does LANAP work better than bone grafting?
Dental bone grafting has been the most performed procedure for repairing bone loss in the jaw. This procedure must be any time there is bone loss that is negatively affecting teeth. It surgically adds volume to the density of your jaw where there has been bone loss. The material used can be taken from your body, or other human or animal tissue, or synthetic material may be used. Once the graft is placed, your body can begin to regenerate and grow your own bone tissue. This procedure is commonly performed when the patient is preparing for:
- Tooth extraction
- Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant
- Rebuilding the jaw prior to receiving dentures
- Bone loss is experienced due to gum disease
This invasive, surgical procedure requires a local anesthesia. After a bone graft , many patients have swelling, pain, and bruising that can last several days.
There are many health and comfort benefits of opting for LANAP laser treatments. The LANAP procedure helps to regenerate bone. By stimulating stem cells to reform collagen and bone, the LANAP laser treatments help your body heal and regenerate lost bone around your teeth. In addition to killing the bacteria and infection, to treat gum disease, the LANAP treatment also stimulates stem cells in the tissues to form new connective tissues, collagen and bone. Your body’s healing process can then regenerate the previously lost ligaments and bone around the tooth for a stronger, healthier solution to gum disease. With a less painful process, easier healing time, and amazing results, no wonder many people are choosing the benefits of LANAP laser treatments.
What are patient benefits?
Because of its less invasive technology, many patients who choose LANAP report that a decrease in healing time and pain meaning that many patients don’t even require pain medication during their recovery. Patient benefits may include:
- Decreased or no pain
- Decreased bleeding
- Less sensitivity
- Decreased gum loss
- Decreased swelling
- Very little downtime after treatment
- Decreased Post-op infections
- Promotes regeneration of supporting gum tissues
- Healing is perceived to be faster and more comfortable than conventional surgery.
Clinical studies show the following improvements even one year after the procedure was completed:
- Reduced bleeding
- Increased bone growth of up to 93%
- Attachment level gain of ≥ 2mm in 54% of sites
- Mean recession of 0.1mm
- Decrease in tooth/ implant movement
- Bone growth around affected area of 51% overall (40% of Grade 2).
- Minimal discomfort reported with no swelling
- Decreased prone to recession
- Faster healing
- Natural teeth as well as implant both show regeneration of the surrounding tissues.
Regeneration means that there is new growth and a close return to the original bone structure, function, and health. The results are revolutionary and significantly different than surgically repairing! Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) can be an effective therapy for moderate-advanced periodontitis, providing significant improvements.
Why choose Beyond Dentistry Laser Center?
Beyond Dentistry Laser Center is a leader in implant, cosmetic, and general dentistry. Using state of the art equipment, our commitment is to our patient’s comfort and your smile will be back to looking like it did before your teeth were lost or damaged. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Simon Kappel, performs revolutionary procedures in our Brooklyn, NY office that will restore your smile in as little as one hour, usually without any swelling, pain, or discomfort. Dr. Kappel has more than 43 years of experience and can speak 6 different languages, making it easier for him to compassionately serve more patients. As a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), Dr. Kappel is best qualified to perform each patient’s entire implant process from beginning to end. Because he knows and performs procedures with such detail, he will help you achieve optimal results with optimal comfort.
At Beyond Dentistry Laser Center, we don’t just do dentistry, we change lives, so if you are ready to change your smile and overall health and wellness? If so, contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment!