Video description of the drilling protocol

IMPORTANT: To properly install Uniqa Dental implants, a specific socket preparation protocol must be followed. The video demonstrates the necessary steps for installing a 4.2 mm diameter implant in a D2-D3 density bone of medium hardness.

The first step is to drill the socket in the hardest cortical layer of the bone. For D2-D3 types, the cortical layer usually ranges from 1.5 to 2.2mm, and a special cortical bone drill is used for drilling. Next, a pilot drill with a diameter of 2mm is used to pass through the socket to the full depth, which usually ranges up to 10mm, but it depends on the length of the implant, and the depth of the socket can reach 16mm. The recommended rotation speed is 1000-1200 revolutions per minute. When drilling, moderate force should be applied, and intensive irrigation should be provided to cool the drill and bone.

Next, drills of increasing diameter are used in order to expand the socket to the necessary depth. First, a 2.5mm diameter drill is used to reach the full depth. Then, a 2.8mm diameter drill is used to reach 2/3 of the depth. Next is a 3.2mm diameter drill, with which it is necessary to pass through 1/2 of the full depth. Finally, the same half of the depth should be drilled with a 3.65mm diameter drill.

If resistance is felt during drilling, it is necessary to replace the drill, as it may have become dull.

It is important to use water during drilling to avoid overheating of the bone and thermal necrosis of the bone tissue after implant placement. In addition, after passing each drill, the socket must be thoroughly rinsed with an isotonic solution or physiological sodium solution to remove bone tissue residues and lower the temperature in the bone.

After this, the implant should be placed in the socket. The aggressive thread profile of Uniqa Dental implants allows them to be screwed directly into the bone tissue and provide good primary stability. The maximum allowable torque for implant placement is 50 N*cm.

It is important to remember that proper installation of implants in the bone is a complex and time-consuming procedure that should be performed only by a qualified dentist with experience in this field. Improper implant placement can lead to various complications, including implant rejection, wound infection, and even damage to surrounding tissues.


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Curatorial Yurij
Curatorial Yurij
Head of Content at Uniqa Dental As an expert in dental industry, my task is to tell in a simple and fascinating way about complex highly organized series of procedures for the benefit of practitioners.