Laser Embedded Handpiece
SAPPHIRE directly deliver laser energy from handpiece to laser tip (Laser Embedded Handpiece) which can significantly minimizes the energy loss in comparison with other Er: YAG dental laser systems that use optic fibers to deliver laser energy. Laser Embedded Handpiece is a more efficient and more precise mechanism to use laser energy. Additionally, Laser Embedded Handpiece technology can saves doctors considerable amount of repair time and cost since optic fibers are fragile and rather expensive to replace. Hence, Laser Embedded Handpiece technology is the wiser choice for you than optic fibers.
Laser surgeries can effectively reduce pain and keep the surgical site clean (Laser’s bactericidal characteristic). Hence post-operation pain, swell and bleeding symptoms are significantly reduced in comparison with traditional treatments. In many cases, antibiotics are not necessary.
Laser surgeries are minimally invasive and can be operated with less, topical or even no anesthetics (depends on doctors’ professional judgements).
2940 nm Wavelength
Er: YAG laser is also known as water laser, it is an unique mid-far infrared with 2940 nm wavelength. This type of infrared has the highest water absorption rate among other infrared wavelengths. This characteristic is used to create micro-blasts on the surface (roughly ranging from 0.05 mm – 1 mm, depending on output power) of the target tissue to incise, excise or ablate dental tissues. In comparison with other wavelengths, Er: YAG can cut both hard and soft tissues in a more precisely manner and produces minimal collateral thermal effects.
Er: YAG laser also has the most effective wavelength in hard tissue/bone operations. The water absorption rate of Er: YAG laser is 3 times higher than Er, Cr: YSGG laser, 10 times higher than CO2 laser, 10,000 times higher than Nd: YAG laser and 100,000 times higher than Diode laser (Laser ablates hard tissues by stimulating the water in hard tissues and thus creates microblasts).
Max Output Power 8.4 W
SAPPHIRE can be operated with output laser power as high 8.4 W on target tissue and it can also adjust laser parameters such as pulse energy, pulse frequency and water spray intensity to adapt to different hard and soft tissue indications. With the right parameters set, SAPPHIRE can produce optimal clinical results in the most efficient time.