BIOLASE, the global leader in dental lasers, announced today an upgrade of its WaterLase iPlus 2.0 dental laser to provide dental practitioners a clinical protocol and application to assist in the effective management of peri-implantitis.
A growing problem in dentistry, peri-implantitis is a destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants.
BIOLASE first introduced its REPAIR™ protocol for periodontitis in 2014, and has now leveraged that significant clinical accomplishment to develop the REPAIR Implant™ protocol to assist in the management of peri-implantitis. Both of these periodontal clinical protocols are now integrated into the WaterLase iPlus 2.0.
WaterLase utilizes proprietary and patented Radial Firing Perio Tips™ which emit a corona of laser energy to manage infection, necrosed tissue, anaerobes and other material compromising the implant surface and surrounding periodontal structures.
"Peri-implantitis is a growing problem in implant dentistry," said President and CEO Harold C. Flynn, Jr. "BIOLASE is committed to providing dental professionals with clinically advanced technology to address today’s dental health challenges. The REPAIR Implant protocol is an important new WaterLase capability, and we’re excited to bring it to practitioners and their patients."
With an increase in the number of dental implants placed around the world, incidences of peri-implantitis are a growing health issue that is frequently encountered in the dental practice. Estimates for the incidence of peri-implantitis vary between 10 and 43 percent of all dental implants placed. WaterLase technology offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional treatment of peri-implantitis.
With the addition of the new REPAIR Implant™ protocol, the WaterLase iPlus 2.0 now provides pre-programmed settings and step-by-step applications for more than 50 procedures and clinical indications.
Advantages of the new WaterLase iPlus 2.0 REPAIR Implant protocol include:
Minimally invasive protocol to assist in the management of peri-mucositis and peri-implantitis
Easy access and not harmful to implant surface
Closed flap protocol can be used for early peri-implantitis
Treat site-specific or whole-mouth cases
Laser photoacoustic properties effectively debride the implant surface
Supported by over 40 examples of clinical evidence