Surgical Drills with Variable Depth (VBD) Marking
Using the surgical drills:
Reusable drills are designed to be used with external irrigation and a surgical unit that can supply a range of drilling speeds with sufficient torque.
Long drills feature markings for placing implants 6,8,10,11.5, 13, and 16mm in length.
Short drills are designed for placement of implants 6, 8, and 10mm in length.
Note: The information on this document pertains to the following Implant Direct product lines: Legacy, InterActive, Spectra-System, RePlus, and ReActive.
The markings on the drills are in excess of the length of the implant to be placed by up to 1.0mm (13mmL is actually 14mmL). This added length is to accommodate for the design of the drill point.
Using step drills for tapered implants:
Use step drills for final sizing of the osteotomy when placing tapered implants. These drills are designed to accommodate the varying lengths of tapered implants without the need for length specific tapered drills. Each drill has two diameters of straight walled design. This promotes maximum implant engagement with the bone. The length of the stepped area is approximately 4mm from the point of the drill to the start of the wider portion.