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Piezosurgery for Dental Implants and Bone Grafting

Piezosurgery® is an exciting modality that enables me to cut bone without harming soft tissues.

It is amazing. I have used it for 3 years now and it is just incredible.  It can cut bone, but it can't cut skin, gums, nerves, etc!  Unbelievable, but true.

Piezosurgery utilizes high frequency ultrasonic vibrations—which allow the bone to be cut in an extremely gentle way. The biggest advantage is its selective cut. That means the ultrasonic waves are set at such a rate that bone can be easily cut while avoiding damage to soft tissue such as nerves and blood vessels. Another benefit: the device cauterizes during surgery, so there's no bleeding—greatly improving healing and reduces pain.

I use it for block bone grafting, ridge widening, nerve repositioning (lateralization) and sinus bone grafts. Extraction of teeth in preparation for implant placement can also be done with maximum preservation of the socket. All sinus grafting can be done with less risk of sinus perforation and therefore a reduction in post-operative complications.

The thing that is so different here is that I use to use a drill for all of this.  A drill is not safe to use for certain procedures like moving the nerve because it could be cut.

Successful dental implants come from great surgical technique.  Using a Piezo really helps.

The “Piezo” is not used by many due to it huge expense.  I have always thought that no expense in technology is too great for my patients.

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