Dental Instruments – Bone Files
Dental bone files are specialized dental instruments used to smooth and shape bone during oral surgery procedures, such as tooth extractions or bone grafting. They are designed with a textured, abrasive surface that is used to remove small amounts of bone and create a smooth, even surface.
Dental bone files come in various sizes and shapes, with straight or curved handles and different file designs to accommodate different types of bone and surgical procedures. They are typically made of high-quality stainless steel or other durable materials, and may have a textured grip for ease of use.
To use dental bone files, the dental professional carefully positions the instrument on the bone and applies pressure to the handle to engage the abrasive surface. They then carefully manipulate the file to smooth or shape the bone as needed, being careful not to damage surrounding tissues.
Proper cleaning and sterilization of dental bone files are important to prevent contamination and ensure patient safety. Dental professionals should follow proper infection control protocols and replace instruments that become worn or damaged.