PDT Wingrove Cleans Implants Without Damaging the Surface
Would you clean your car’s exterior with the steel wool pad that you use to scrub dishes? Probably not. Similarly, you shouldn’t use the same dental instruments that you use on natural teeth to clean titanium implants. As dental implants become more popular, hygienists are seeing more and more implant patients who need routine cleanings and other hygiene care, and those implants need special instruments to ensure proper cleaning and avoid damage to the implant surface.
For this reason, Paradise Dental Technologies (PDT) designed the Wingrove Titanium Implant Instruments specifically for safe and efficient implant maintenance. Dental Product Shopper talked with several hygienists who rely on the R900 Wingrove Go-To Set as their go-to implant scalers and highlighted their comments and testimonials in a recent article.
“My employer has purchased PDT’s Wingrove titanium implant scalers as our exclusive implant treatment choice,” noted Susan Sander. “The instruments are very durable, and the titanium is holding up well.” She explained, “There’s really no comparison with other implant scalers. The Wingrove instruments are superior in every way for patient comfort, preventing damage to implants, and ease of use.”
The all-inclusive R900 Wingrove Go-To Set includes 3 implant instruments—the Wingrove B5 6 Ti R661 for posterior and wide-based crowns, the Wingrove L3-4 Ti R680 for posterior and narrow-based bulbous crowns, and the Wingrove N128-L5 mini Ti R693 for anterior implants. The kit also includes a probe and ceramic sharpening stone, with all components stored in a specially designed, autoclavable storage cassette.
“This set stands out among the other implant instruments because everything you need is included in the set to properly care for implants,” noted Terrie Moncourtois, RDH, and hygienist Maureen Curran said, “Having the instruments contained in their own cassette made for easy sterilization and saved time.”
Clinician Comfort & Ergonomics
The ergonomically designed instruments feature lightweight handles with a comfortable grip and have extra thin tips to reach difficult areas around implants. “This set is my go-to for patients with 2 or more implants, and I love it for full implant cases,” said hygienist Brenda Buergi. “The instruments are lightweight and easy to use, and having all the different instruments in this set makes it extremely easy to reach every aspect of an implant. I feel confident in cleaning implants properly with this set,” she added. Curran shared, “The Wingrove implant instruments are lightweight with thin sharp blades. The resin handles with the little nubs fit perfectly in my hand, allowing for a light grasp to hold the instrument while being free from worry that it will slip during working strokes.”
Sharpness & Durability
With blades made of solid medical grade titanium, PDT’s Wingrove implant instruments are extremely durable and will not scratch implants. Calling the instruments very durable, Curran reported, “The titanium has held up well in the 4 years that I have had them, and the sharpening is definitely not as frequent as a regular scaler. I may have to sharpen every few months.” Buergi agreed and said, “The durability is great. I still have the set from 2016, and they are still working like on day one.” With sharp, workable edges, Buergi said her patients receive “the best implant care now that I can easily access the site with a sharp instrument that’s comfortable and light to use.”
“The Wingrove titanium implant set is holding up well. They are by far the best implant instruments I have used in my 25 years of being a hygienist,” concluded Moncourtois. Curran said her day is more efficient and productive when she uses the Wingrove instruments, and Sander shared, “I am grateful for these scalers and pleased our office has incorporated them into our daily routine.”
Click here to read the full DPS article featuring PDT’s Wingrove Titanium Implant Instruments.
You can also learn more by watching this video, presented by the hygienist who invented these instruments, Susan Wingrove: