Cavitron Ultrasonic Inserts: For removing light-to-moderate deposits
Not all inserts are created equal—you need the right one for the right job. Choosing the right insert for any job is simple within the Dentsply Sirona Cavitron line of ultrasonic inserts.
Frequently, using more than one type of insert is necessary during a single patient appointment. Each type offers a different approach to removing calculus deposits, plaque, and biofilm, and cleaning around dental implants.
What are the important considerations for choosing the right ultrasonic insert? The level of the deposit and the force needed to remove the deposit.
Thicker inserts with larger tips are specifically designed to remove heavier levels of calculus. Thinner inserts have slimmer, adaptable tips, ideal for removing light-to-moderate deposits or biofilm.
The treatment site will also help determine which type of insert is appropriate.
Straight inserts are best for flat tooth anatomy while curved inserts are designed to work around furcations and concavities. Implant inserts are specifically designed for gentle scaling around titanium abutment surfaces without damaging them while removing light-to-moderate plaque and calculus.
Insert wear is a concern in the busy hygiene department.
Worn tips can result in using excessive pressure during scaling, which can cause discomfort for both the operator and the patient. Ultrasonic inserts are designed to move from a fixed point, defining the optimal scaling area. If the tip is worn, this reduces the area being scaled.
Removing heavier calculus deposits calls for Cavitron Powerline Ultrasonic Inserts.
With their Focused Spray technology, they deliver targeted lavage, which helps increase visibility during scaling and is typically more comfortable for patients. They are also more effective at removing staining.
The Slimline Ultrasonic line of inserts, designed for light-to-moderate calculus deposits, are 30% thinner than Powerline inserts, providing improved subgingival access, adaptation to root anatomy, and increased efficiency in furcations and concavities. The Slimline 1000 features a triple-bend design with beveled edges for better adaptation around line angles.
The Cavitron Thinsert Ultrasonic inserts are 47% thinner than the Slimline 10, providing access in difficult-to-reach areas to remove light to moderate calculus and for deplaquing.
The Cavitron Diamondcoat Ultrasonic insert has been shown to remove moderate to heavy calculus three times faster than traditional ultrasonic inserts in invitro studies. It can also be used for removal of overhangs, for recontouring dental restorations, and for removing tissue tags—particularly in intrabony lesions—during soft-tissue debridement.
Using the correct ultrasonic insert impacts efficiency, user ergonomics, and patient comfort. Click here to take a look at the many features and treatment solutions offered by the Cavitron line.