Laser Dentistry

If you are interested in Laser dentistry please book in with Andrea.

Andrea was the first Waterlase MD laser user in New Zealand & is the waterlase trainer for New Zealand & the Pacific Islands & has taught & presented both locally & internationally on Laser Dentistry.

This laser can be used during the following procedures, in many cases with little or no discomfort

  • Minimally invasive gum surgery

  • Saving teeth that would ordinarily need extracting or need expensive & time consuming specialist treatment to save them

  • Laser root fillings/endodontics 

  • Treatment of gum infection

  • Removal of lumps & bumps.

  • It can fix cold sores & small mouth ulcers

This amazing technology is used to make many difficult procedures easy & has enabled Andrea Ali to save teeth that would traditionally have been unsalvageable and would thus have been extracted. Below are some case studies where our MD Waterlase Laser helped solve dental problems which traditionally would have been very difficult to achieve. Andrea

Laser Smile Design after Orthodontics. Andrea Clarke BDSCase study 1 - Laser Smile Design

This patient was referred to me after his braces were removed. His gums had become swollen whilst wearing his braces because of poor oral hygiene. I used my laser to gently and painlessly remove the enlarged gum to create a more natural and pleasing looking smile. The after image here was taken immedately after I completed the laser treatment.

Laser Root Lengthening and Same Day Crown. Andrea Clarke BDSCase study 2 - Saving a tooth and a patients overseas trip
This patient arrived with a central incisor that had snapped off at the gum line. To further complicate things she was going on holiday 2 days later. Using my laser I gently removed hard and soft tissue to make what was left of her root poke out of the gum enough for us to make her a sameday E4D CadCam Emax crown. She was a very happy patient as we could perform this treatment in one day. Non laser root lengthening normally takes 3 months to heal before a crown can be placed

Laser Frenectomy to help ortho gap closure. Andrea Clarke BDSCase study 3 - Fibrous tag removal (frenectomy)
This patient had a fibrous tag on his upper lip that was attached all the way through the middle of his upper incisors. (Roll the mouse over the image on the right - the yellow arrows point out the frenum) It was the cause of the gap in his smile. He was referred to me by his orthodontist to have a laser frenectomy. Using my laser I painlessly removed the fibrous piece of gum. A year later the gaap had completely closed. The image on the right shows the gap between the front teeth from the front and back before the laser frenectomy. The image on the right shows the gap closed after a year. The patient is now wearing braces.

Saving the unsavaeble with laser. Andrea Clarke BDSCase study 4 - the unfixable tooth all fixed
This patient arrived with a tooth ache. She had bitten on her root filled tooth and  had snapped off her tooth cusp well below the gum level. I gently removed hard and soft tissue to make what was left of her root poke out of the gum enough for us to take an impression so we could make her a crown. The image on the left is before I started her treatment. The image on the right is after I cemented her crown in place

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