Lasers in implantology and esthetic dentistry .Is it reasonable?

Dr. Dimitar Filtchcev

Dr. Dimitar Filtchev obtained his degree in dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry in Sofia in 1998. Since 2000 he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry in the same Faculty. In 2003 he acquired the postgraduate specialization in Prosthetic Dentistry. Cofounder of the Laser Dental Center and Implant Center at the Medical University in Sofia .

Specialization in Prosthetics, Faculty of Dentistry – Munster, Germany, in Implantology at the New York University, USA. Visited a number of practical and theoretical courses in Implantology, Orthodontics and Esthetic Dentistry .

Since 1998 is running a private practice in Sofia, specialized in Implantology and Esthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Filtchev has more then 20 publications in Scientific Journals, participation as an invited speaker at many national and international congresses.

The Implantology enters more intensively in the dental practices at the recent Dental Medicine. The problem with the immediate implantation in infected alveolus is discussed very often. Some authors prefer to wait and to put the implant few months after the healing of the wound. In that way, according to them, the result is more predictable. According to other researches, there is possible to put the implant immediately, but not in infected alveolus. Third sources show serious success at implantation in infected alveolus. A study shows that the treatment of infected alveolus with laser in immediate implantation cases, gives better clinical results, than untreated similar alveolus, in the same conditions. Laser could be used also for sinus elevation, during the second surgical phases , for treatment of perrimplantits, for pilot drilling etc. In the field of the Esthetic Dentistry lasers can be successfully used for crown lengthening, perio treatment ,orthodontic treatment .Treatment plan and of developing of difficult complex cases will be discussed and the use of laser for achieving succesfull and predictable esthetic results. The lecture will go through the positives and negatives of the use of different kind of lasers in different cases.