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Implacare and Colorvue

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Hu-Friedy Implacare Implant Maintenance System and Colorvue Probes Overview

Hu-Friedy Implacare Implant Maintenance System and Colorvue Probes Overview

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  • 1. Implant Maintenance Instrument Implacare ™ and Probes Implant Maintenance
  • 2. Introduction
    • Today’s clinicians have been faced with a difficult dilemma…..
    • Perform Routine Scaling Without Damaging Implants
    • Traditional stainless steel curettes and plastic curettes containing glass or graphite filler can scratch implant abutments.
    • Most all-plastic scalers are too flexible for effective calculus removal.
  • 3. Implacare
    • Implacare, Hu-Friedy’s implant maintenance instrument, revolutionizes the way you perform implant maintenance.
    • With Implacare’s PLASTEEL ™ tips, scaling procedures are performed without damage to the abutments.
    • Implacare was developed in cooperation with periodontist Dr. Roland Meffert, a renowned clinician in the field of implant dentistry.
  • 4. Features and Benefits PLASTEEL ™ tips are more rigid and less flexible than other plastic maintenance instruments. This makes them more superior for removing plaque and calculus without damaging abutments or leaving residue behind. Satin Steel ® Instruments have a light- weight, large diameter handle. The unique diamond texture on the Satin Steel handle provides a secure grip and greater rotational control, even through wet gloves. Paired, disposable PLASTEEL tips are easily secured into the handle using dressing pliers. Unlike other implant maintenance instruments, Implacare’s sterilizable handle is designed for lifetime use.
  • 5. Effects on Surface
    • These images (at 75x magnification) illustrate how Implacare Scalers do not alter the abutment surface.
    Untreated. After 25 strokes with plastic scaler containing graphite fibers. Note the scratches. After 25 strokes with Implacare Scalers. No surface alteration.
  • 6. Implacare – 3 Designs
    • Exclusive Plasteel material allows for Implacare tips to be more rigid and less flexible than other implant scalers.
    • Paired tips are packaged in pouches, ready for sterilization.
    • Three paired instrument designs are available:
      • 204S - Posterior Sickle Scaler
      • 4R/4L - Universal Curette
      • H6/7 - Anterior Sickle Scaler
    204S 4R/4L H6/H7
  • 7. Implacare Scalers
    • Handle and Assembly
    • The Implacare handle provides a secure grip and greater rotational control.
    • The tips are easily secured into the threaded handle using dressing pliers.
  • 8. Implacare Scalers
    • Implacare Scaler in use, 4R/4L Curette design
    • Because the Implacare tips are designed like curettes and scalers, they are easy to adapt around prosthetics (as shown on the left) and are comfortable to use.
    • On the right, the curette design allows for extended reach into the interproximal area to assist the clinician in complete deposit removal.
    4R/4L excellent adaptation 4R/4L interproximal reach
  • 9. Implacare Scalers
    • Implacare scalers are available individually and in kits:
    Description Part Code Implacare Handle, Satin Steel IMPHDL6 H6/7 Tips Refill Package (10pr) IH6/7 H6/7 Tips Kit & Satin Steel Handle (10pr) IMPLACAR36 204S Tips Refill Package (10pr) I204S 204S Tips Kit & Satin Steel Handle (10pr) IMPLACAR26 4R/4L Tips Refill Package (10pr) IC4R/4L 4R/4L Tips Kit & Satin Steel Handle (10pr) IMPLACAR16 Assorted Tips Refill Package (3 pairs of each design) IMPA Assorted Tips Kit & Satin Steel Handle (3 pairs of each design) IMPLACARA6
  • 10. Colorvue Probes
    • In addition to Implacare,
    • Hu-Friedy offers Colorvue probes for the visibility and comfort you need in a replaceable plastic probe that are safe for use on implants.
    • Colorvue probes allow clinicians to obtain more efficient and accurate readings, resulting in more time for themselves and patient education.
  • 11. Features and Benefits
    • Vivid yellow tip and black markings provide increased intraoral visibility for faster and more accurate assessments.
    • Flexible, rounded tip ensures greater patient comfort and acceptability.
    • Convenient twist-on design allows for easy replacement of worn tips and use of larger diameter, ergonomic handle.
    • Safe for use with implants .
  • 12. Periodontal Probe Uses
    • Early in the patient examination, the patient’s periodontal status must be determined.
    • The probe is used to assess the patient’s state of health or disease.
    • The periodontal assessment involves examining:
      • Gingival consistency
      • Pocket depths
      • Attachment levels
      • Furcation involvement
      • Mucogingival junctions
    • The data gathered in the assessment process is vital information to developing a comprehensive treatment plan for the patient.
  • 13. See the Visible Difference
    • Compare the Colorvue probe to a standard metal probe.
    • Colorvue’s yellow tip with black markings provides superior contrast to the gingival tissue when measuring pocket depth.
  • 14.
      • The twist-on design allows for easy replacement of worn tips.
      • Markings will wear with normal use. Tips should be replaced approximately every 30 sterilization cycles.
    Available in 4 Tip Designs PCV11PT 3-6-8-11 PCV12PT 3-6-9-12 PCVWPT (Williams) PCVUNC12PT (UNC)
  • 15. Summary
    • Implacare, Hu-Friedy’s implant maintenance instrument has disposable tips made of Plasteel non-filled high grade resin.
    • Plasteel is the strongest non-scratch plastic available and is used to remove plaque and calculus without damaging abutments.
    • Available in 3 popular designs (4R/4L,H6/H7,204S) for easy application to all surfaces.
    • The large diameter handle is designed for a lifetime of use and allows for greater control and less fatigue. The tips are easy to assemble in the handle and have a secure fit.
  • 16.
    • Colorvue probes have a vivid yellow tip and black markings that provide superior contrast to intraoral structures for enhanced visibility.
    • Available in 4 tip designs:
    Summary PCV11PT PCV12PT PCVWPT PCVUNC12PT
    • Also available as an expro with 3 explorer designs:
      • XP17/PH6 - XP23/PH6 - XPTU17/PH6
  • 17. Conclusion
    • With Implacare, you no longer have to worry about damaging the implants of your patients.
    • Plasteel tips are more rigid and less flexible than other plastic maintenance instruments.
    • This makes them superior for removing plaque and calculus while preserving a smooth implant surface.
  • 18.
    • As a clinician, Colorvue probes enhance visibility resulting in less eye strain.
    • Your patients will experience greater comfort with Colorvue’s flexibility and rounded tip.
    • The large ergonomic handle will provide you with a comfortable grasp.
    • Safe to use around implants.
    Conclusion
  • 19. Qualifying Question
    • Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Hu-Friedy’s Implant Maintenance Instruments.
    • To earn your Hu-Points towards a product evaluation, please exit and answer the following question on the Member Resources Page:
    • Implacare scalers are made of what kind of material?
    • Plastak
    • Plasteel
    • Plasteek
    • Plasteen