Bone Expander Kit Components
Expanders are also an alternative to the maxillary sinus elevation technique. Expanders are driven into the bone with a ratchet wrench or low speed hand piece. This decreases the surgical trauma of osteotomes. Bone expanders (2.3, 2.7, 3.1, 3.5, 4.3 and 5.1mm) improve the clinical success by improving stability, maintaining bone density and increasing fixation. Each screw had 4 score marking at 10mm, 8mm, 6mm and 4mm.
Bone Expander Kit Instructions
This kit may be autoclaved. Follow the sterilizer manufacturer's recommended procedure while observing the following cautions:
- Do not exceed 275° (175°C)
- Do not submerge in any solution
- Do not use ultrasonic devices
- Do not autoclave for extended periods of time (i.e. overnight)
Extended autoclaving should not be confused with repeated autoclaving. Repeated autoclaving will not harm the product.
Research No Size No Unit No Manufacturer Mr. Curette MCT
- Great kit to have around Review by Dr. B
The bone expander kit is a great kit to have handy. When the bone is soft, the expanders work well. You can leave them in place and take radiographs for length and angle determination without the need to tie a string. Also, you eliminate the chance of dizziness or tinnitus from malleting on the osteotomes. Still, you may want to keep your osteotomes, as they are useful for the intial raising of the sinus floor in an internal lift. (Posted on 2/22/2017)