Illuminating Your Smile
At Dupont Family Dentistry, we’re passionate about improving the oral health of Fort Wayne families and friends and ensuring each person we have the privilege of treating leaves our care with a confident smile on their face. Our commitment to continuing education and advanced technologies helps us provide dental experiences that are out of the ordinary. One of the technologies we’re most excited to tell our visitors about is laser dentistry. Dr. Diehl and Dr. Hemphill use a Fotona LightWalker® Laser for numerous treatments that improve your health and the appearance of your smile quickly, safely, and more comfortably than ever!
Whether Your Treatment is Conservative…
The versatility of our Fotona LightWalker is hard to overstate. If you have dental caries (also known as cavities or tooth decay), we can remove them and prepare your tooth for a composite resin filling without uncomfortable or loud drills—and often without the need for anesthesia! The laser is precise, allowing us to preserve more healthy tooth structure and leave a clean surface for maximum strength bonding of your filling.
The Fotona LightWalker also helps us perform root canals in fewer steps without losing any effectiveness, and treat periodontitis (gum disease). The light of the laser can clean and remove infection virtually painlessly, then sterilize your root canals before we place a crown to restore the function and beauty of your tooth. The laser can also remove diseased tissue and calculus (hardened plaque, also known as tartar), and encourage healthy tissue to take its place. This deep cleaning doesn’t require a gum graft, so forget about scalpels and sutures and welcome fast healing and beautiful results!
Or a Bit More Complex
Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea or suspect it might be the reason you never feel well-rested? Maybe you’ve had it ruled out by a medical professional, but still have difficulty sleeping (or letting your loved ones sleep) due to chronic, loud snoring. Either way, you and your family could reclaim deep sleep with the assistance of NightLase®.
NightLase therapy is non-invasive and has a high success rate. If it seems like the right treatment for you after a consultation with Dr. Diehl or Dr. Hemphill, your course may consist of three treatment sessions within a six-week period. With the assistance of the Fotona LightWalker, we can gently cause a contraction of collagen in your oral mucosa tissue, which opens your airway and prevents it from being blocked when your throat relaxes as you sleep. People just like you have reported the treatment as comfortable and the results as extremely satisfying—no CPAP machine needed!
Cosmetic Dentistry with Lasers?
Yes, it’s another benefit of laser dentistry! The Fotona LightWalker can gently whiten your teeth and help you dramatically decrease the time a cold sore or canker sore gets to hang out on your lips or in your mouth. Even crown lengthening and gum contouring treatments are simplified and non-invasive thanks to the Fotona LightWalker.
As its treatment abilities expand, you can count on the team at Dupont Family Dentistry to offer you safe, comfortable, and convenient treatment that gives you healthy results you’re proud to show off.
If you have questions about laser dentistry or would like to schedule a consultation with your Fort Wayne dentists, Dr. Diehl and Dr. Hemphill, give us a call at (260) 489-1100 or request an appointment online. We look forward to smiling with you!