Beautiful access into Maxillary Sinus

Innovation is a great thing. We have come a long way on one simple aspect of sinus lift surgery: ACCESS. There was the diamond burr, then the piezo surgery burr and now another breakthrough from neobiotech, of South Korea. This burr fits right into the implant handpiece and delivers as advertised. It is able to remove bone without violating the sinus membrane. As hard as it is to believe, it does just that and does it beautifully!

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It beats out the piezo surgery unit for this purpose simply because of speed. It felt like it was 10x faster. But you know how the surgical minute goes. The burr has been developed for neurosurgery for access into the cranium so rest assured that if they can use it there then we can use it to access the maxillary sinus which houses simply AIR. Of course I immediately thought about using this for sinus intrusion… but they thought of it before. So there is a size that fits through the bottom of your osteotomy for entry into the sinus floor (ala the classic summers technique without having to tap the osteotome). If you would like to see a video of this burr at work with infuse as the material for grafting Click here.

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Minimize the risk, simplify the procedure

Below is a gadget that was patented in 2005… wonder if it is close to release?!

tactiletech.jpgThe company’s flagship product, which is in the final stages of development, is an Implant Location System (ILS) that uses a disposable micro-robot for carrying out dental implant procedures. The company promises that when this product hits the market, the process of getting dental implants will be less painful and less expensive.
The bone-sensing technology will enable precision three-dimensional measurement of bone tissue covered by soft tissue, without the need for invasive surgical procedures. The Implant Location System applies tactile sensing technology to offer intra-oral image-guided navigation specifically for dentists. Its computer-guided sensing, navigation and guiding suite for placement of dental implants is designed both for the general practitioner and the expert.

Tactile Technologies’ aim is to help the firms that manufacture implants to find a solution for placing them that minimizes the risks and simplifies the procedure They are doing so using tactile sensing technology, three-dimensional radiological visualization and miniaturized robotic control which is changing the dental landscape.

Read more at medgadget

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