Pointed & Flat-End Osteotomes- Including a Site Market & a Pilot Socket Former OsteoCare™ Socket Formers are indicated for:
• Osteotomy preparation.
• Expansion of atrophic ridges.
• Used as condensers to increase quality of soft bone.
• Internal sinus floor augmentation (internal sinus lifting)
Available in two boxed sets of six instruments, each set for a different application.
The Socket Formers Pointed Set comprises of six instruments including a site marker and pilot socket former
Commencing with the pilot socket former, after using the site marker to mark the entry point, the socket formers are used in an increasing diameter sequence. The specific application is in preparation of an implant osteotomy but may also to be used as condensers in low density bone and where expansion of a narrow alveolar ridge is required.
Socket formers are introduced into the bone by malleting.
The Socket Formers Flat-end Set comprises of six instruments including a site marker and pilot socket former.
Flat-end socket formers are used for internal sinus lifting (osteotome-mediated sinus floor augmentation) and to place Maxi Z Flat-End implants. The flat-end design of both the socket former and implant allows for the procedure of sinus lifting to be performed without perforating the Schneiderian membrane that lines the maxillary sinus.
After osteotomy preparation using sequential drilling , the socket formers are introduced by malleting to infracture the floor of the maxillary sinus. Choice of socket former diameter depends on the diameter of the implant as well as bone quality.
The use of all socket formers is considered an advanced technique. Before use the dentist should have attended a relevant training course.See education section for further details.