Crown and bridge restorative instruments

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Crown and bridge restorative instruments

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Gingival retraction cord instrument

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To place gingival retraction cord in sulcus area after tooth is prepared for a crown and before final impressions are taken

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Smooth or serrated edges
Double ended—Different angle on each end
Variety of styles

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Gingival Retraction Cord Instrument is mainly used on crown and bridge tray setup unless gingiva needs to be retracted for a restorative procedure.

 

imageGingival Retraction Cord Instrument must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

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Crown and bridge scissors

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To trim aluminum temporary crowns at gingival margin
To trim custom temporary crowns
To cut gingival retraction cord
To trim matrix bands
To cut dental dam septum

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Short cutting edges—Can be straight or curved, narrow or wide
Variety of sizes

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Crown and Bridge Scissors are used on other restorative tray setups.

 

imageCrown and Bridge Scissors must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping. Hinged instruments should be processed open and unlocked.

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Contouring pliers

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To crimp and contour marginal edge of temporary crown or stainless steel crown

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Commonly used type: Johnson
Range of sizes available

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Contouring Pliers are mainly used on crown and bridge tray setup.

 

imageContouring Pliers must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping. Hinged instruments should be processed open and unlocked.

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Provisional crown–removing forceps

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To remove provisional crown from tooth

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Range of sizes available

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Provisional Crown–Removing Forceps are mainly used on crown and bridge tray setup.

 

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Feb 3, 2015 | Posted by in Dental Hygiene | Comments Off on Crown and bridge restorative instruments
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