Laser: Silent revolution in prosthetic dentistry bridging the gap to future reviewAuthor(s): Nagy Abdulsamee
Several technologies have been used to overcome current challenges in dentistry throughout the last few decades. Laser technology is the most recent addition to this group of technologies. Because of its great precision, biocompatibility, and few side effects, it has had a significant impact and has so supplanted several traditional procedures. For the past two decades, lasers have been well-integrated in clinical dentistry, enabling practical choices in the management of both soft and hard tissues, with growing usage in the field of prosthetic dentistry. One of their key advantages is that they can deliver extremely low to extremely high concentrated power at a precise location on any substrate using any method available. New approaches are provided for the development of prosthodontic treatments that demand high energy levels and careful processing, such as metals, ceramics, and resins, as well as time-consuming laboratory processes like cutting restorative materials, welding, and sintering.
Lasers have a wide range of applications, and their use in the field of prosthodontics has seen them replace stainless steel scalpels with optical scalpels to a respectable extent throughout the surgical field and other traditional ways. Most notably, this technique allows dental patients to have intraoral surgery with or without anesthetic, with a higher level of comfort and a faster recovery time. New technology on the horizon will address these flaws, but it will also come with its own set of hazards and restrictions. The purpose of this article is to discuss the application and uses of lasers in prosthodontics, as well as how lasers have revolutionized patient care. A future project could be the development of new intraoral laser devices.