Ridge Splitting Solution
As part of Globaldentalshop.com’s (GDS) signature solution series, our technical and clinical team has developed a customized solution to assist implantologists in the splitting of the alveolar ridge. Our ridge splitting solution is designed with the patients safety in mind, and will provide any clinician who adopts it with the highest level of risk-management, efficiency, and control when preforming this procedure.
The GDS Ridge Splitting Signature Solution is as follows:
1. Piezo Surgery Unit
W&H’s Piezomed is the new premium level Piezoelectric surgical unit on the market. As a result of their late entrance to the piezo surgery market, they were able to capitalize on some of the design flaws that were iterated to them by clinicians using competitive units. Some innovations exclusive to Piezomed include: Automatic instrumentation detection, multiple unique patented tips, hands-free foot control with a BOOST function, and LED ring light technology.
2. Piezo Surgery Instrumentation (Tips)
W&H has a patented bone cutting tip which is the thinnest on the market, making it perfect for the splitting of the alveolar ridge using the ridge splitting technique.
The B6 & B7 tips feature a complete, almost 360 degree, range of cutting motion allowing the surgeon to be more efficient while maintaining the control and risk management integrity that only piezo surgery technology can uphold.
3. Wedge Ridge Splitting Kit
When considering which technique/equipment to use to maintain your split of the alveolar ridge, it is essential to choose a solution that is both minimally invasive and will not compromise the integrity of your implant site later on.
The Wedge Ridge Splitting Kit is a premium, unique set of instruments, used to widen and expand the narrow alveolar ridge. After the original split has been made using the patented bone cutting saw with the W&H Piezomed unit, progressively tapered sets of eight wedges are used to expand the cortical bone. Bi-bevel 4mm, 6mm and 8mm chisels are then used to advance the split apically. Depth markings at 6-8-10-12mm help the surgeon to control penetration of the wedge within the bone.