We carry several different Air Abrasion systems to suit the needs of the practitioner. Flexible settings allow for rapid, precise cutting with maximum patient comfort, and for maximizing bond strength and repairing porcelain and other restorative materials. We've provided some information below to aid you in better understanding air abrasion technology. For more information, please contact your Henry Schein Ash Arcona representative, one of our offices , or visit one of our showrooms .
Clinical & Practice Benefits
Provides the Clinician the option of not needing to use anesthetic
Less evasive dentistry. Problems are being treated earlier
Eliminates vibration, chipping and micro fracturing
Probing only discovers 23% of caries
Increases longevity of restoration due to smaller prep
Smaller prep puts less stress on surrounding tooth structure
Savings on turbines and hand piece maintenance
Eventually becomes the primary instrument to prepare teeth for any direct composite
Common Misconceptions of Air Abrasion Technology
A traditional hand piece is just as efficient, if not more efficient than air abrasion - WRONG!
My Danville Micro-Etcher is the same as air abrasion - WRONG!
I do not treat many children, therefore I would not use air abrasion - WRONG!
Air abrasion is too difficult to learn - WRONG!
Benefits to your Patient
- Reduces or eliminates the need for local anesthetic, preventing "Needle Phobia"
- Less Drilling
- Less Pain
- Reduces post-op sensitivity
- Preservation of good enamel
- Fewer doctor visits
- No hand piece vibration or noise
- Little or no pressure
- Rapid Procedures
- Smaller Fillings
Benefits to your Staff
- Staff help to educate patients
- Gives the staff an important role in the practice
Benefits to the Dentist
- Less stress
- Easier diagnosis
- Increased treatment acceptance
- Save on high speed repairs and turbine replacements
- Increased production
- Happier patients
- Increased referrals
- Leading edge technology