Three new essential tools for dental implant surgery
These dental tools and instruments can be used in a variety of areas. They are designed to help dental professionals do their best work.
1. Tissue punch kit
Tissue punches are used for punch grafting when there is good ridge width and keratinized gingiva. They come in a variety of diameters from 3.5 to 5.5mm. If the implant site can be accessed readily, tissue punch forceps can be helpful when used properly.
In cases that allow you to go flapless, they just have to puncture the skin with a tissue punch and then use a micro-blade scalpel and large serrated curette to remove the tissue.
2. Bone expander drill kits
Expanders are an alternative to bone chisels for the preparation of dental implants. Expanders can also be used in lieu of maxillary sinus elevation.
With the use of the bone expander drill, dentists can decrease their patients’ chance of sustaining traumatic injuries during surgery. To do this, they use a ratchet wrench or low-speed handpiece to push expanders into the jawbone. The use of an expanding screw can stabilize the implant and make sure that not only are you satisfied with the placement of your surgery, but also maintain the quality and density of your bones.
3. Bone grafting instruments
When patients have unique needs, they require a personalized implant. You need to select the appropriate bone grafting instrument that will provide a comfortable and effective procedure for them.
Some dental procedures require bone grafting to keep your jawbone strong. One of the challenges with implants is that they could be at risk of not staying embedded in your jaw. With the use of bone grafts, you can make sure that the implants stay where they need to by providing stability and extra strength.
The following tools are needed for bone grafting:
- Bone grinder: Used with a mallet to grind bone into appropriate sizes.
- Serrated curettes: Designed for harvesting bone.
- Dental forceps: can be used for bone grafts.
- Bone scoops: Used for transporting grafts during grafting procedures.
- Harvesting drill: is designed to open and collect autogenous bone.
- Dental implant bone packer: Uses a sensor to detect when bone material is collected and when it’s delivered. It can also be shaped and packed around the implant so as to stimulate healthy bone growth
It is important to remember that when working with dental implants they should always be specially made and ordered from a local dental implant laboratory. This ensures the dentist and the dental lab can communicate effectively and the materials will be of high quality.
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