A Wonderful Blend of Preventative Dentistry and Braces.
The miracle we’ve both been waiting for is here: Solea. Now available to you, Solea is a powerful dental laser that replaces the dental drill in the majority of procedures in our practice. It causes virtually no pain, vibration, or noise.
In fact, nearly every patient skips anesthesia because they just don’t need it. Solea is our way of keeping you happy. Because more than anything, we love to see you smile.
Solea is the first CO2 dental laser system cleared by the FDA for hard- and soft-tissue procedures. It was developed in Boston, Massachusetts by Convergent Dental, based on research conducted at the University of California School of Dentistry.
Solea offers a unique wavelength guided by sophisticated computers to deliver virtually painless dental procedures for both teeth and gums, from simple cavities to complex surgeries. Not only is the laser virtually painless, it is also vibrationless and noiseless. The experience is so unique that you will find it hard to believe you have been at a dental appointment.
The majority of hard- and soft-tissue procedures in our office are done with no anesthesia, and soft-tissue procedures occur with virtually no bleeding. Blood-free and anesthesia-free procedures represent a major leap forward in dentistry: We are able to execute multi-quadrant dentistry, fillings on the fly, and soft-tissue procedures in a single appointment.
What does that mean for you, our patient? You are now able to receive the care you need in a fraction of the time—and pain—you were accustomed to with traditional drills. Solea is also far less invasive than a traditional handpiece, which makes healing time following a procedure much shorter.
When patients have anesthesia they typically leave the office still feeling that numb sensation. With Solea, you are able to go right out to lunch or back to work without that numbness that follows your appointment. Solea is truly changing what it means to go to the dentist.
What is Solea?
Solea is the latest advancement in pain-free dental technology. It is a laser that allows dentists to perform procedures like fillings and gum surgeries without an injection and without pain. It was approved by the FDA in 2013 and has been used successfully in over 10 Million dental procedures.
How long has Solea been in the market?
Solea was launched into the market in 2013.
How many dentists are using Solea?
Nearly 1,000 dentists, pediatric dentist, periodontists, and oral surgeons are using Solea in the US and other countries.
Who makes Solea and where is it made?
Solea is manufactured and sold by Convergent Dental outside of Boston MA. American made. Solea is the top selling dental laser in the world today.
What does Solea do?
Solea allows dentists to treat cavities without the need for anesthesia and without pain. Most soft tissue surgeries can be done without an injection, bleeding or sutures. Recovery is near instant and normally painless.
How does Solea work?
Solea uses light to vaporize tooth structure or soft tissue at such a high frequency, that it overwhelms pain receptors, which prevents any pain signals from ever reaching the brain. The result is an analgesic effect that allows the work to be completed with very little if any sensation.
What do patients feel?
50% of the patients feel absolutely nothing. The procedures are fast and sensation free. The other 50% of patients feel a slight to moderate cold sensation, but not pain. Like cold water or ice cream on their tooth for a very short period of time. If a patient is ever uncomfortable, the dentist can simply reduce the amount of energy being used and get the patient comfortable almost immediately.
Is there research behind the Solea laser?
Yes, the Solea wavelength, CO2 at 9.3 microns, has been studied in top dental research organizations around the world for almost 30 years. It is the newest and most cutting-edge technology in dentistry today.
Why don’t more offices have Solea?
Solea is growing in popularity, and the market is adopting this new technology extremely fast. More and more Drs. are investing in Solea every day. Like anything, people adopt new things at their own pace. At some point virtually all dentist will have this technology.
Do you charge more for Solea procedures?
No, we do not charge any more for Solea procedures. We simply try to provide the best dentistry and best patient experience possible.
Is Solea Safe?
Yes, Solea is very safe. The FDA would not clear it for use otherwise. More importantly, over 10 million procedures have been done with Solea with thousands more getting done every day.