Dental Instruments – Power Guides
In dentistry, a power guide is a device that helps dental professionals ensure that the drill or bur is positioned correctly while performing dental procedures such as tooth preparation or implant placement.
Power guides are usually made of metal or plastic and come in various sizes and shapes to fit different drill sizes and shapes. They typically consist of a guide sleeve or tube that fits over the drill or bur, and a handle or grip that allows the dentist or oral surgeon to hold the device steady.
Using a power guide can help reduce the risk of damage to adjacent teeth, gums, or bone during dental procedures, as well as improve the accuracy and precision of the drill or bur placement. Power guides can also help reduce the amount of time needed to perform certain dental procedures, as they help dental professionals work more efficiently.
Power guides are commonly used in procedures such as crown preparations, implant placement, and root canal therapy. They can also be used in other dental procedures where precision and accuracy are important, such as veneer placement or composite resin restorations.