Pilot Drill - Bone Drill for Implantation


Watch Dental Video about Pilot Drill in Implantology

“Pilot drill” is the name for the initial orientation bone drill in an implantation procedure.

Here you see a toothless upper jaw – the patient will receive an implantation. The pilot drill serves primarily for orientation; it provides the surgeon with a good overview of the bone quality.

First, the mucous membrane is removed with the puncher; now the pilot drill is performed. While being constantly cooled, the drill is gently pushed down; depending on the bone quality, the drill advances more slowly or more quickly.

zahnloser Oberkiefer vor Zahnimplantat Pilotbohrung

pilot hole

Afterwards, the orientation pin is inserted into the pilot drill – it provides orientation when the next pilot drill is placed. Through these simple means, the surgeon can place the implants parallel to each other, facilitating the subsequent provision of the implants with teeth. In the past, it was thought to be important that implants were set into the bone in the same way as one’s own teeth – today, we know that this isn’t necessarily required. Rather, the orientation is geared more towards the available bone. Nevertheless, one still tries to place the implants as parallel as possible, because this makes the technical provision easier.

Click here to see the video: Preliminary Drill


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