A successful case of dental crowns or bridges involves several laboratory steps. After the dentist finishes prepping the tooth, a dental impression must be taken and delivered to a dental laboratory.
The laboratory technician designs and crafts the crown or bridge on the dental impression. However, the technician needs to cut and separate the tooth from the dental model to perform the procedure accurately.
Nonetheless, the technician must be capable of repositioning the separated segment of the dental impression in its original position.
This can be done with ease by using a pindex dental machine.
What Is A Pindex Dental Machine?
A pindex dental machine is a tool that drills a small channel at the base of a dental model. A pin can then be inserted inside the channel. This pin connects the dental model and the separated segments of the model to a specialized base.
This pindex system allows the practitioner to plug in and out the dental model to the base.
These devices possess a laser beam that indicates where the drill is being aimed. This allows the practitioner to accurately place the model in the intended position.
The drill of the pindex dental machine operates at different speeds depending on the model. Nonetheless, the rate can range from 5,500 to 15,000 rpm.
Lastly, the drilling depth can also be adjusted according to the case needs of the practitioner.