Titanium implant instruments

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The thorough and above all gentle removal of soft and mineralised plaque on implants is important for dental health and the tissue around the implant.

American Eagle titanium implant instruments

The four American Eagle Instruments implant instruments enable you to ensure the optimal oral hygiene of your patients. The scalers and curettes are available individually or as a practical set with our GALAXIE instrument cassettes.

Our ergonomic and lightweight EagleLite® handles, which we also use on the implant instruments, reduce hand fatigue and enable particularly gentle use on sensitive implant surfaces.

Unsere ergonomischen und leichtgewichtigen EagleLite® Handgriffe, die wir ebenfalls bei den Implantatinstrumenten verwenden, reduzieren die Handermüdung und unterstützen eine besonders schonende Anwendung auf empfindlichen Implantatoberflächen.

AE IIB 5-6 X

Barnhart 5-6 Universal Implant curette

AE II 204S X

Implant scaler 204S

The implant scaler 204S offers good access in the molar area due to its sharp angle

AE II N128-L5 X

N 128 / Langer 5 combination

The working end of the Langer 5 is a universal curette suitable for all anterior implants in the upper and lower jaw.
The Nebraska 128 tip enables good access to small, tight spaces and the circumference of the implant abutment.

AE II L3-4 X

Langer 3-4 Universal currete

The Langer 3-4 universal curette imitates the shank angulation of the Gracey 13-14. The Langer 3-4 curette is a good choice for treating implant abutments in the molar or premolar region.

Implant Kit

Implant Instrument Kit

All 4 Titan implant instruments with ¼ DIN stainless steel GALAXIE cassette

The blade of the American Eagle 204S and N128 implant scalers has been modified for better adaptation to implants. While conventional scalers have pointed working ends, the working end of these scalers is rounded to reduce the risk of scratching the implant.

Regularly check the sharpness of the working ends with the test stick and sharpen the blades with a diamond whetstone if necessary. An intact and well-preserved working end is an absolute prerequisite for effectively removing tartar. Blunt cutting edges merely “smooth” the tartar.

Please do not use coarse whetstones for this!

Optimal implant care

With regular and optimal oral hygiene, the structures surrounding the implant can be kept healthy for a very long time. Current evidence-based studies 1, 2 show that smooth, clean implant surfaces are significantly less susceptible to biofilm caused by peri-implant mucositis* or peri-implantitis**. Based on these findings, American Eagle has developed a set of titanium instruments to support the practitioner’s efforts in the long-term prognosis of implant treatment.

Medical grade titanium is considered to be mechanically resilient, biocompatible and corrosion-resistant. It is therefore an ideal material for scaling dental implants as it does not cause damage to titanium implants.

No damage to titanium implants

Through the use of titanium that is softer than the implant itself, an instrument was developed that neither scratches the implant surface when used professionally nor leaves behind shavings during instrumentation.

Plastic curettes are not recommended for working on rough implant surfaces, as they leave material residues, which in turn promote the development of peri-implant diseases**.3

* Mucositis occurs in approximately 50% of patients with implants.3
** Peri-implantitis occurs in 12% to 47% of cases five years after placement.3
1. Darby, M, and Walsh, M. Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, 4th ed.
2. Wilkins, E. Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, 11th edition
3. Nakamura, Linh, RDH, BS, and Dianne L. Sefo, RDH, BA. “Implant Instrumentation.” Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 1 June 2013. Web. 18 May 2015.

Please note that implant instruments with medical titanium alloy have been specially developed for implant prophylaxis. Implant instruments are not recommended for work on crown margins, amalgam, cement, overhanging fillings or composite.

 

Tips for implant debridement

Removal of biofilm – supragingival work: a short, preferably gentle, horizontal stroke on the implant neck and abutment is recommended. The cutting edge must be at an angle of 70-80 degrees to the surface being worked on in order to protect the surrounding tissue and effectively remove biofilm.

Removal of tartar – locate the tartar and work from its base, applying light pressure, again at an angle of 70-80 degrees towards the surface to be worked on. Work on the abutment and exposed threads with short, horizontal strokes. The tartar can be removed without scratching the implant surface.

Frequently asked questions about titanium implant instruments

Can I also use my regular perio instruments for cleaning implants?

Standard instruments have stainless steel working ends that are too hard and damage the sensitive surface of the implants during professional dental cleaning. However, titanium instrument blades are soft and do not scratch titanium implants.

Why do titanium implant instruments not damage the implants?

Medical grade titanium is generally considered to be corrosion-resistant, biocompatible and mechanically resilient. Titanium instrument tips are therefore ideal for removing plaque and tartar on dental implants, as they do not scratch titanium implants. Professional dental cleaning with titanium implant instruments also helps maintain the quality of the dental implant.

Do I have to sharpen titanium implant instruments?

We recommend that you regularly check the sharpness of the working ends with a test stick. If sharpening is necessary, do not use a coarse whetstone for this. Instead, sharpen the blades with a fine diamond whetstone.

Is the implant instrument kit also available with a plastic cassette?

The set of 4 implant instruments is only available with a stainless steel cassette. The hygienic GALAXIE instrument cassette made of electropolished stainless steel ensures maximum efficiency, optimal cleaning (optimised for use in a washer-disinfector) and protects your instruments during all stages of treatment.

Why were these 4 dental instruments selected for implant care?

With the four implant instruments, consisting of two universal curettes and a universal scaler, you have all the necessary implant instruments needed for professional dental cleaning at hand. For supragingival and subgingival cleaning, use the Barnhart 5-6 Universal Implant Curette and the Langer 3-4 Universal Curette, which is well suited for implant abutments in the molar or premolar area.

For difficult-to-reach areas, we have selected the implant scaler 204S, which offers good access in the molar area thanks to its sharp angle.

The combination of sickle scaler N128 and the universal anterior curette Langer 5 is particularly suitable for small, narrow areas (N128) and all anterior tooth implants in the upper and lower jaw (Langer 5).

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