LAPIP—New York, NY

Adding Years to Your Dental Implants

Dental implants are extremely resilient, often lasting for 20, 25, and even 30 years and beyond. They are resistant to decay and can stand up to even the highest chewing forces, but there is one thing that can cause them to falter—peri-implantitis. This is an infection similar to gum disease that can develop around the base of an implant, and without treatment, eventually make it unstable. But at Lux Smiles, we can prevent this from happening with LAPIP surgery in New York. It allows us to not only address the problem, but also ensure you have a comfortable experience and fast recovery.

Why Choose Lux Smiles for LAPIP Surgery?

  • LAPIP Performed with the Latest Technology
  • Two Dentists Highly Experienced with Dental Implants
  • Warm, Caring, & Compassionate Dental Team

What is LAPIP Surgery?

LAPIP is an acronym that stands for Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure. It enables our team to remove the harmful bacteria and calculus found deep below the gum line that might be destabilizing a dental implant, and then we can kickstart the healing process by treating the implant post as well as the nearby bone and gums. It saves the implant from failure while also improving the overall health of the mouth.

What to Expect During Treatment

The LAPIP process consists of four basic steps:

  • First, our team will conduct an exam to identify what is causing issues for your dental implant. If you’re dealing with peri-implantitis, this is how we’ll confirm.
  • On the day of your treatment, we’ll numb the area of your mouth we’ll be working on.
  • We’ll then use a laser to vaporize the bacteria and buildup around the root of the implant that are the source of the infection.
  • After the area has been cleaned up, a laser will then help create a blood clot, reducing the risk of reinfection while also giving the implant and surrounding tissue the best environment to bond and become strong again.

The Benefits of LAPIP Surgery

Compared to traditional gum disease surgery, which involves the dentist physically cleaning deep below the gum line with hand tools, LAPIP offers several advantages from both a comfort and clinical standpoint:

  • Proven to be 95% successful in studies looking at peri-implantitis
  • Much shorter recovery time compared to regular gum disease surgery
  • Patient basically feels nothing in the chair
  • Laser only targets affected tissue, meaning faster recovery time
  • Minimal post-treatment bleeding and soreness
  • Drastically increases the lifespan of a dental implant