AIR-FLOW® PREP K-1 MAX. The Swiss High Technology
Air Abrasion/ No Needle-No Drill for the minimal invasive dentistry
Air Abrasion is a new science in Dentistry.
Most people fear the dentist until they experience the advanced process of air abrasion and micro dentistry. You are fortunate to experience this new technology at Bangkok Smile Dental Clinic that takes the emphasis off pain and fear and moves it to conservative, healthy, aesthetic dental care.
Air abrasion is a drill-less technique that is being used by our dentists to remove the early tooth decay and for other applications. This instrument that works like a mini sandblaster is used to spray away decay by blowing 27 micron aluminium oxide powder using compressed air through very fine tips.. During air abrasion, a fine stream of particles is aimed at the decayed portion of the tooth. These particles are made of silica, aluminum oxide, or a baking soda mixture and are propelled toward the tooth surface by compressed air that runs through the dental handpiece. Small particles of decay on the tooth surface are removed as the stream of particles strikes them. The particles of decay are then "suctioned" away.
A special handpiece is used which propels a beam of abrasive particles through a dry, clean stream of air. This allows for the removal of small amounts of decay without physically touching the tooth. Small, strong tooth colored fillings are subsequently bonded in place.
Compared with the traditional drilling method, the advantages of air abrasion are many and include the following:
- Air abrasion generates NO heat, sound, pressure or vibration with Minimal Heat Generation.
- Avoids The Need For Anesthetic
- Air abrasion reduces the need for anesthesia, particularly if the cavity is shallow.
- Conservative Removal of Tooth Structure. Air abrasion leaves much more of the healthy tooth tissue behind.
- Air abrasion leaves the working area relatively dry, which is an advantage during the placement of composite fillings.
- Air abrasion reduces the risk of micro fracturing and chipping of the tooth, which some experts believe can lead to premature restorative failures.
- The procedure is relatively simple and quick.