Low Level Laser Therapy as adjunctive support in implant dentistry: a reliable option?

Low Level Laser Therapy as adjunctive support in implant dentistry: a reliable option?

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Sara Bernardi https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6130-8533

Abstract

Use of low level laser therapy (LLLT) in bone healing has been studied for years, and its application in implant dentistry is still a controversial topic due to the difficult assessment of its clinical efficacy. We report the application of LLLT as aid in the osseointegration in two patients undergone to implant surgery in the upper jaw. In one hemi-arch the LLLT was applied and the other one was used as control. The assessment of the bone area surrounding the fixtures was performed by means of cone beam compute tomography and the area of bone-implants contact was measured by means of InVesalius® software. The radiological findings support the idea of considering the laser biostimulation as an adjunctive aid in implant surgery

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