Minimally invasive dentistry is gaining popularity and one of the innovations in this area is the use of air abrasion technology for dental applications. Airbrasive® has units which are suitable for dental labs. The study of the use of air abrasion technology for dental applications was initiated by Dr Robert Black in the 1940’s and was successfully introduced in 1951 through air abrasion unit.
Why do you think this technology is being widely used by dental labs? This procedure aids in cleaning surfaces of implants or crowns and getting them ready for fixing. Hard tooth structures can be removed without using perceptible pressure, vibration, or heat. Stream of powdered abrasive material travelling at a very high speed is charged through a nozzle.
Labs use Air abrasive blasting technology to remove enamel from implants. It is much easier to get different texture or color with air abrasive units and the results can be more precise and effective. The technology can also be used in surface preparation. Air abrasion breaks the glaze of the highly polished surface of implants and produces a highly textured surface that is excellent for bonding procedures.
Airbrasive® units are thus finding extensive usage in dental labs as they do not generate heat, pressure, or vibration. The units offer options to control different variable parameters such as air pressure, particle size, quantity of abrasive material, nozzle diameter, and so on. Studies have shown this drill-free technology offers higher cleaning efficiency. Thus Airbrasive® units are being widely procured by dental labs for different cleaning, surface machining, and polishing procedures.