Dental Instruments – Osteotomes
Osteotomes are dental instruments used in oral and maxillofacial surgery to cut and contour bone. They are typically designed with a chisel-like blade that is wider at the end than at the base, allowing for greater force to be applied during use. Osteotomes can be used for a variety of procedures, such as removing bone during a tooth extraction, preparing a site for dental implants, and contouring bone for orthognathic surgery. They come in a range of sizes and shapes, including straight, curved, and angled tips, and are made from materials such as stainless steel and titanium. Osteotomes require a skilled practitioner with the knowledge and experience to use them safely and effectively.