Volume 7 Issue 1 (January, 2019)

Review Articles

Lasers in Prosthodontics-A Review
Krishna Kishore K, Haragopal S, Saikumar CHVN, Hemanth Kumar KE, Raghunadh S, Sowmya Reddy G

Lasers have a wide range of applications in the field of dentistry and also became a boon to dentists from all over the world. Lasers are being used for general surgical procedures since long time but now it was introduced in dentistry to overcome the difficulties that occur due to conventional methods. Interaction of lasers to soft tissue allow bloodless surgery, least post-operative pain and scarring; since the laser incision is more broad and irregular so it blends better with the surrounding tissue while healing. The introduction of the lasers to the specialties of dentistry like Prosthodontics, Surgery, Periodontics and Endodontics has brought a revolution in the treatment delivery with increased precision of procedures and comfort for the patients. Lasers for hard tissues encourage efficient diagnosis of caries and improve the resistance of dental enamel to caries, etching of enamel, cavity preparations, photopolymerization of composite resin and sterilization of the root canal system. This review article describe the uses of lasers in Prosthodontics for treatment of Fixed And Removable Prosthesis, Implantology.
Keywords: Lasers, Prosthodotics, Implantology.

Received: 15 December  2018                           Revised: 27 December 2018                    Accepted: 29 December 2018
Corresponding Author: Dr. Krishna Kishore K, Professor & HOD, Department of Prosthodontics ; Sibar Institute Of Dental Sciences; Takellapadu Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

This article may be cited as: KK Krishna, S Haragopal, CHVN Saikumar, KE Hemanth K, S Raghunadh, GR Sowmya. Lasers in Prosthodontics: A Review. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(1):61-64.

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