Peri-Implantitis and Failing Implants
Dental implant supported teeth and dentures are often a good way to help replace your teeth, but since they are simultaneously in the jaw bone and pass through the gum line into the mouth, they are susceptible to bacterial infections just like your teeth were. Dr. Peavy has been involved with all phases of the implant process since 1991 and specializes in the treatment of bacterial infections around teeth and implants. The latest and best strategy is using the Erbium laser to clean and disinfect the surfaces of the implants without damaging the surface of the implant like other mechanical treatments do. Dr. Peavy chose the “LightWalker” laser by Fotona because it combines the Erbium laser with the Nd/Yag to treat hard and soft tissues.