LAPIP™

Dr. Papasikos is now certified LAPIP certified.

Implants have been a “game changing” innovation in dentistry as a solution for missing teeth. Patients have invested significantly in this approach, only to be confronted with ailing and failing implants. The LAPIP protocol gives patients a first-line treatment option to protect their implant investment.LAPIP treatment is preferred by patients as a less invasive way to treat periodontally-involved inflammation around implants. Maintaining healthy tissue is proven to give longer life to implants – and to your patient’s smile.

The LAPIP protocol is the only patient-friendly, predictable solution for ailing implants. Studies indicate 95% of the failing implants treated with the LAPIP protocol have reintegrated in the pocket and stabilized with bone growth of 3-8 threads.

Because no resection or reflection of a vertically oriented flap is needed, the integrity of the structural tissue is retained. Thus all other future treatment options remain.
The LAPIP protocol for peri-implantitis

  • Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth.
  • Laser vaporizes bacteria, diseased tissue, pathologic proteins, and titanium corrosion contaminants in soft tissue.
  • Ultrasonic scaler tips are used to remove surface accretions.
  • Bone is modified at time of surgery.
  • Laser is used to form a stable fibrin blood clot containing stem cells from bone.
  • Adhesion to clean surface, with a stable fibrin clot at the gingival crest to create a ‘closed system’.
  • Occlusal trauma is adjusted.
  • New attachment is regenerated.

Proven Success for Saving Implants

The LAPIP protocol is the only patient-friendly, predictable solution for ailing implants. Studies indicate 95% of the failing implants treated with the LAPIP protocol have reintegrated in the pocket and stabilized with bone growth of 3-8 threads.

Because no resection or reflection of a vertically oriented flap is needed, the integrity of the structural tissue is retained. Thus all other future treatment options remain.

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