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Lasers have been used in dentistry for many years. Mostly they have been used with soft tissue procedures. Recently the Er,Cr:YSGG laser has been shown to be safe and effective in osseous procedures. Many cosmetic dentists have been using lasers for esthetic crown lengthening procedures, but most of these cases are simple gingivectomies and not true crown lengthening procedures. Complications can occur without understanding the biologic width and different periodontal biotypes. This presentation will discuss current and future applications with the Er, Cr: YSGG laser with periodontal surgical procedures. The focus will be its use in closed and open esthetic crown lenghtening procedures. Discussion with case selection and osseous biotypes with be stressed. Other applications involving osseous augmentation procedures, harvesting osseous blocks, ridge splitting and lateral sinus wall procedures, will also be briefly discussed.

Release Date: March 16, 2007

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