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Dental Implant Drills | EM™ - Dental Implant components

Edison Medical dental implant drills are manufactured from high-quality, polished stainless steel that maximizes cutting efficiency. Apart from the trephine bur drills, all EM drills feature a DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating for low friction, maximum corrosion resistance, enhanced durability and a matte finish that reduces glare.

EM’s comprehensive selection of trephine bur, countersink, twisted step, and lance / pilot implant drills combined with its dental surgical instruments provide a range of solutions for an accurate and efficient osteotomy.

Implant drills are available in individual format, and can also be found in EM’s surgical kits. All drills are designed for use with Edison Medical’s four implant lines (Artic®, Lamina®, Fortis®, and iOS3®), all of which feature the same geometry and shape.


Trephine bur drills

Trephine burs have the potential to serve as a multi-use drill in oral surgery, but their overall form, characterized by a thin cutting blade, makes these drills ideal for bone drilling with minimal bone loss. Trephine bur drills can be used for harvesting bone core, bone perforation, and implant removal, and often feature marks or grooves along the shaft for accurate drilling depth.

Edison Medical’s trephine bur drills are 15 mm in length, externally irrigated, and designed for latch-type handpieces. Inner diameter sizing options are 3 mm, 4 mm, and 5 mm. Depth markings along the shaft are located at 6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm, 11.5 mm, 13 mm, and 15 mm.


Countersink / hard bone drills

Countersink dental drills are used to drill through cortical plates where cervical absorption must be avoided. The avoidance of countersinking during the preparation of the implant bed can have a significantly positive effect on the primary stability of the implant, and the use of a countersink drill can assist by reducing pressure (insertion torque) on dense cortical bone, allowing the collar of the implant to passively fit into the surgical site. 

Edison Medical’s countersink drills are 15 mm in length with a choice of regular (3.1 mm / 3.5 mm) or wide (4.2 mm / 5.0 mm) diameter that are color coded in red and yellow, respectively.


Twist step drills

Twist step drills are used during the implant procedure to prepare a specific depth of osteotomy. These dental implant drills are different from the standard dental bur in that they produce a round, straight, smooth channel suitable for dowel- and pin-retained restorations. To minimize the risk of comorbidities resulting from unintentional overdrilling, it is recommended to use twist drill stops, especially in situations of low visibility or in close proximity to nerves.

Edison Medical’s 15-mm twist drills are color-coded by size, with five diameters to choose from: 2.4 mm, 2.7 mm, 3.1 mm, 3.7 mm, and 4.4 mm. Snap-on stopper sleeves can be purchased separately for a safer and more accurate osteotomy preparation. Stopper sleeves are coded with laser marking and come in four lengths: 8 mm, 10 mm, 11.5 mm, and 13 mm.


Lance / pilot drill

Lance drills, or pilot drills, are responsible for creating the pilot hole for the implant, which in turn serves as a guide for subsequent drills used during the surgery. Their role in the implant procedure requires that they have a small diameter, as they serve only as an indication marker, rather than as a tool to achieve enough depth and width for implant placement.

Edison Medical offers two lengths of pilot drill, 6 mm and 16 mm, both with a diameter of 2 mm. Both drills feature a sharp blade that allows for ease of use and accuracy in the initial drilling and marking of the implant site.


Intelligently designed implant drills

The philosophy of EM’s implant drill design is straightforward: restoration procedures should be intelligent, simple and accurate. To make this happen, Edison Medical looks to both the design of its implant components and its surgical instruments, everything from dental abutments to dental screwdrivers and drills. With the overwhelming number of brands available in today’s dental implant industry, implant components demand across-brand usability. 

An improved restoration process comes not only from the components themselves, but also from the dental surgery tools used to implement the procedure. Every Edison Medical tool is manufactured from the finest quality materials that ensure optimal performance and a long life span.

The thoughtful design of each tool incorporates such aspects as surface treatments and color coding to maximize ease of use and an efficient workflow. The intelligence design comes into play in such tools as the torque ratchet, which allows you to specify your target torque and tighten the screw to that value using minimal force in both directions.


Implant drill care

To maximize the life of your dental drills, they must be cleaned and sterilized between each use. EM recommends a sound regimen of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization, as well as always ensuring that your drills are completely dry before putting them away. In the case of suspected contamination, it is recommended to thoroughly clean the drill and remove any residue with cold water and a disinfection brush.

What is a dental surgical drill?

A dental surgical drill is used during an oral surgery for cutting and harvesting bone, as well as for bone perforation, implant removal, drilling through cortical plates, and creating pilot holes for implants. A range of dental surgical drills are available to carry out these various tasks, including trephine bur, countersink, twisted step, and lance / pilot implant drills.

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