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Laser Science and its Applications in Prosthetic Rehabilitation

Revathy Gounder, Srinivasan Gounder
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Abstract

The minimal invasive nature of lasers, with quick tissue response and healing has made them a very attractive technology in various fields of dentistry which serves as a tool to create a better result than ever before. The rapid development of lasers and their wavelengths with variety of applications on soft and hard tissues may continue to have major impact on the scope and practice in prosthetic dentistry. The purpose of this article is to make every clinician familiar with the fundamentals of lasers and different laser systems to incorporate into their clinical practices.

 


Keywords

Lasers; Prosthetic dentistry; Carbon dioxide laser; Er:YAG laser; Nd:YAG laser; Diode laser.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22037/2010.v7i4.10793