15 New Dental Instruments, Tools & Materials for Dentists
The exponential growth of technology has led to unprecedented scales of progress in various industries throughout the 21st century. Healthcare too has been in the mix of things, and what better industry than healthcare to adopt and extract the best out of technology. The dental industry has seen innovations too, with new dental instruments & tools paving the way for superior patient care as well as adding comfort to professional practice. New and improved methods of treatment mean that the health and medicine industries are able to save more lives and offer improved standards of living, irrespective of geography.
Today we bring you 15 such dental instruments (or materials, or tools) that are sure to stoke your interest. Each of these products have something to offer to a practitioner to enhance their daily operations, Check them out:
- Vatech RVG EZ Sensor Classic
Starting off with this incredibly popular intra oral sensor with 14,000+ installations in India, the Vatech EZ Sensor a highly reliable product from a brand which specializes in dental imaging solutions – Vatech. A unique size of 1.5 gives larger active area for better image quality for both adults and children. Easy positioning, better clarity at widest range of X-ray exposures, best-in-category 17lp/mm resolution, IP68 certification (water and dust proof)) along with a complete digital patient management system and a 5-year warranty are some of the many more compelling features of this truly Classic sensor
- Vatech EzRay Air portable x-ray
Another great product from Vatech is the EzRay, the world’s lightest portable X-ray device. Weighing a mere 1.5 kg, it eases the life of a dentist with its one-handed grip operation, allowing them to fine-tune the sensor and position the X-ray at the same time. All settings for taking an image can be accessed using one dial only. Here’s the icing on the cake: the Ez (pronounced Easy) World's First Nano Technology-CNT Tube. The world’s first ultra-light X-ray with superb technological and pragmatic capabilities, this dental instrument is right up there with the best examples of smart innovation in the healthcare
- Woodpecker E-COM +
Next up is the Woodpecker E-COM + Dental endo motor with apex locator mainly used in during root canal preparation procedure to mold and clean the root canal. By connecting the E-COM + to the matched Apex locator, the position of the file tip inside the canal can be monitored during the procedure and many automatic functions such as Auto Apical Reverse can be activated. Its real-time feedback technology and dynamic torque control, effectively preventing needle breakage, and the wireless handpiece enables more convenient operation. Storage of 9 user-defined modes, where under each mode, Continuous Rotation Mode, Reciprocating Motion Mode, and Reverse Rotation Mode are available as options, allows invocation at any time.
A superb product from a superb brand. The Woodpecker E-COM +
- DPI Algitex
Another alginate powder used for all routine impressions of the oral cavity, DPI Algitex is a smooth, well accepted Alginate powder for mixing with fine reproduction and excellent dimensional stability. Of course, the pleasant odour is also claimed by this brand.
- 3M Ketac Molar
A packable, wear resistant glass ionomer solution from one of the most recognised global brands – 3M. Used for many indications, these glass ionomer restoratives exhibit excellent wear resistance, minimal abrasion and excellent surface hardness. They are applicable for treating patients of all age groups. Their excellent mechanical properties make them a suitable restorative material for posterior teeth and are also suitable for paediatric restorative therapy.
Ketac Molar has demonstrated lower acid erosion than other glass ionomer products, resulting in a more durable and long lasting restoration.
- 3M Z350 Kit
The Filtek ™ Z350 XT is a dental restorative composite designed for use in anterior and posterior restoration A universal restorative syringe kit with single bond universal adhesive, the 3M Espe Filtek Z350 Xt Kit carries a wide variety of shades for natural-looking restorations. Bonded nanofillers help retain brilliant polish and improved fluorescence makes for exceptional aesthetics.
Here’s an interesting fact: A clinical study consucted for a duration of 5 years has revealed that statistically there is no significant difference between Filtek ™ Z350 XT Universal Restorative and natural enamel.
- Ivoclar Tetric N Ceram
The nano-hybrid composite Tetric N-Ceram provides a straightforward application method and a seamless material blend with the remaining tooth structure. It is available in eleven universal shades, which can be combined with three Dentin materials, one highly translucent material or three Bleach shades, depending on the requirements. In most clinical cases, one enamel shade is adequate for achieving an aesthetic, lifelike restoration.
The ‘chameleon’ effect indeed works its way silently to conceal stained tooth structures effectively.
- Voco Polofil Supra
Voco Polofil Supra is a light-curing micro-hybrid restorative material which Combines the advantages of micro-filled and macro-filled composites for the following indications: cavities classes I to V, reconstruction of traumatically affected anteriors and veneering of discoloured anteriors. Abrasion proof, low shrinkage and water uptake, non-stickiness, durable and resistant restorations are some other notable features
- Voco Polofil NHT Flow
Another product from Voco is the flowable light-curing nano-hybrid filling material, Polofil NHT Flow for filling minimally invasive cavities of all classes, small class I cavities and extended fissure sealing and class II - V cavities including V-shaped defects and cervical caries, blocking out undercuts, lining or coating cavities, repairing fillings and veneers and luting translucent prosthetic pieces like full ceramic crowns. Its resistance to abrasion is extremely high - ACTA < 35 μm, with a very high filler content (> 76 % w/w) as well, along with excellent wetting properties and significantly less polymerisation shrinkage at 3.2 percent.
Derive your conclusions about the product quality of this dental instrument from that.
- Sybron Endo Sealapex
Sealapex is the original eugenol-free root canal sealant based on calcium hydroxide, which promotes rapid healing and the formation of hard tissue. A standard package typically contains a single 12 g tube base and a single 12 g tube catalyst and mix pad.
- Coltene Speedex
The Coltene Speedex is known for its elastic recoverability and reproduction, a feature which otherwise is only achieved by A-Silicones. As a result of low shrinkage, impressions remain dimensionally stable and can be cast for up to 7 days without problems. Furthermore, this premium C-Silicone shows an outstanding wettability and excellent flow characteristics. Saliva and blood are promptly displaced by Speedex medium and are do not possess any negative side effects.
The Speedex system gives the advantage to work with only one activator for 3 consistencies. Seems a pretty classic product if you ask us.
- GC gold Label 1
GC Gold Label 1 is an enhanced, self-cured luting lining cement designed for the final cementation of crown and bridge restorations. It has been refined to provide enhanced physical properties. GC Gold Label 1 chemically bonds to tooth structure and metal which provides excellent strength and marginal integrity for long term restorations. It’s also well suited for securing metal inlays, onlays, posts and orthodontic brackets.
- Ultradent Opalescence Boost
Opalescence Boost in-office power whitener is a chemically activated gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after about an hour in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. Using the unique double-syringe configuration, the clinician activates the 40% hydrogen peroxide formula just prior to application, ensuring every dose of Opalescence Boost whitening is fresh and effective.
Smiles are always in fashion, aren’t they?
- NSK Pana Air Handpiece
Improving on previous models, PanaAir FX offers much more endurance and power while being just as easy to handle. Its sleek design easily reaches all areas of the oral cavity, provides maximum visibility of the operating field. 30% Power Boost PanaAir FX is dramatically more powerful than its predecessors thanks to the combination of NSK’s air turbine simulation technologies. Rated at a maximum of 20 watts, this new model boasts the highest power rating in its class. That concentrated power, along with the bur's high rotational accuracy, creates a synergistic effect that ensures fast, precise treatments.
- NeoEndo Flex Gold Rotary File
Neoendo flex files are one of the latest rotary endodontic files used in root canal treatment (endodontic therapy). Neoendo Flex Files utilize proprietary heat treatment methods which does not result in the flutes opening as a result of stress as in the case of shape memory nickel titanium rotary endodontic files. Along with this, these files have excellent cyclic fatigue resistance. There are many more features of this dental instrument, which you can browse in detail if it peaks your interest
So these were 15 out of hundreds of awesome new dental instruments that practitioners, whether having their own clinic or practicing in a hospital, can opt for. Almost all of these products and more can be found available on online websites which also have a really blessed capability of delivering throughout India. You can check out sites like Medikabazaar Dental from Medikabazaar, India’s largest online B2B aggregator for medical supplies to purchase dental instruments online. Medikabazaar Dental holds of one India’s largest dental catalogues for dental instruments and other supplies in addition to easy financing solutions for clinic setup and a sale of 25% off on the complete range going on currently.