Nobel Biocare™ DRILLS

Nobel Biocare™ twist drills are labeled as "disposable - single use". Tapered drills may be used multiple times . The V-Factor of the drills creates a osteotomy that is up to 1mm deeper than indicated by the depth markings on the drills. Following Nobel Biocare™ recommended drill protocol will place the implants flush with the crest of the bone.

NobelActive™

NobelActive™ implants have a simplified drill protocol due to the unique design and aggressive thread pattern, reducing the need for a extensive drill armamentarium.

Twist Drill

Fig. 1

Externally cooled, latch type twist drills (Fig.1) are anodized in black with 0.5mm wide, silver colored depth markers, available in two depth ranges of 7-15 and 10-18mm. 7-15mm range drills are marked at 7, 10, 13 and 15mm while 10-18mm rage drills are marked at 10, 13, 15 and 18mm. Each depth range is produced in two osteotomy diameters of 1.5 and 2mm. The shank of each drill is marked with numbers to indicate the depth range of the drill and diameter of the drill.

Twist Step Drill

Fig. 2

Externally cooled, latch type, step twist drills (Fig.2) are also anodized in black with 0.5mm wide, silver colored depth markers, available in two depth ranges of 7-15 and 10-18mm. 7-15mm rage drills are marked at 7, 10, 13 and 15mm while 10-18mm range drills are marked at 10, 13, 15 and 18mm. Each depth range is produced in five osteotomy diameters of 2.4/2.8, 2.8/3.2, 3.2/3.6, 3.8/4.2 and 4.2/4.6mm. The first number in the diameter sequence indicates the drill diameter at the tip of the drill and the second number indicates the main drill diameter. A stepped drill design eases the transition from one drill diameter to the next larger diameter. The shank of each drill is marked with numbers to indicate the depth range of the drill and diameter of the drill.

Countersink Drill
Not offered for NobelActive™ implants.

Tap Drills
Not offered for NobelActive™ implants.

Brånemark System™, NobelSpeedy™

Twist Drill

Fig. 3

Externally cooled, latch type twist drills (Fig.3) are anodized in black with 0.5mm wide, silver colored depth markers, available in three depth ranges of 7-10, 7-15 and 10-18mm. 7-10mm range drills are marked at 7 and 10mm while 7-15mm rage drills are marked at 7, 10, 13 and 15mm. 10-18mm range drills are marked at 10, 13, 15 and 18mm. Each depth range is produced in five osteotomy diameters of 2, 3, 3.2, 3.4, and 5mm. A single 1.5mm drill with a depth range of 7-15mm completes the twist drill offering. The shank of each drill is marked with numbers to indicate the depth range of the drill and diameter of the drill.

Twist Step Drill

Fig. 4

Externally cooled, latch type, step twist drills (Fig.4) are also anodized in black with 0.5mm wide, silver colored depth markers, available in three depth ranges of 7-10, 7-15 and 10-18mm. 7-10mm range drills are marked at 7 and 10mm while 7-15mm rage drills are marked at 7, 10, 13 and 15mm. 10-18mm range drills are marked at 10, 13, 15 and 18mm. Each depth range is produced in three osteotomy diameters of 2.4/2.8, 3.2/3.6 and 3.8/4.2mm. The first number in the sequence indicates the drill diameter at the tip of the drill and the second number indicates the main drill diameter. A stepped drill design eases the transition from one drill diameter to the next larger diameter. The shank of each drill is marked with numbers to indicate the depth range of the drill and diameter of the drill.

Countersink Drill

Fig. 5

Three countersink drills (Fig.5) for NP, RP and WP implant/abutment platform diameter implants are available to accommodate the crestal portion of the implant in type D1/D2 bone or in situations with a thick cortical plate. The drill shank of each countersink drill is marked with the appropriate platform diameter expressed by the letters NP, RP and WP.

Tap Drills

Fig. 6

Tap drills (Fig.6) precut threads in to dense bone and may be necessary in D1 type bone. The tap drills are implant body specific and not necessarily Implant/abutment platform diameter specific. Only one tap drill with a depth range of 10-15mm for NP platform diameter implants is offered. RP platform tap drills are available for 3.75mm or 4.0mm implant body diameter distinct drills in dept ranges of 7-13mm and 7-18mm. WP tap drills are offered in the same configuration as RP tap drills. 5.0mm implant body diameter tap drills have their own tap drill set as do 6.0mm implant body diameter implants. Each drill shank is marked with the intended platform diameter, implant body diameter and depth range.

NobelReplace™, Replace™ Select, NobelSpeedy™ Replace

NobelReplace™ and Replace™ Select implants are produced in tapered and parallel wall body geometries and require different drills and a different drill protocol, depending on the body geometry. The NobelSpeedy™ Replace implant has a parallel wall body geometry and utilizes the same drills and drill protocol as NobelReplace™/Replace™ Select parallel wall implants.

Tapered Geometry

Twist Drill
A 2.0mm latch type, twist drill with a tapered tip serves as the starter drill in the drill sequence for tapered implants. The twist drill has depth markings at 8, 10, 13 and 16mm.

Tapered Drill

Fig. 7

Tapered drills (Fig.7) are externally cooled, latch type drills anodized in black without depth markings. Each implant length requires its own dedicated tapered drill in combination with the appropriate diameter. Therefore tapered drills are available in four lengths (8, 10, 13, 16mm) for each diameter implant. The drills are color coded (NP 3.5 fuchsia, RP 4.3 yellow, WP 5.0 blue, 6.0 green) in compliance with the implant/abutment platform diameter identification scheme in addition to lettering and numbers printed on the shank of the drill indicating the platform diameter and length of the drill. Special dense bone, tapered drills for D1 and D2 type bone are available in two lengths of 13 and 16mm. These drills are identified through the letters "DB" printed on the shank of the drill in addition to the platform diameter and length identifiers already present on the drill.

Tap Drill

Fig. 8

Tap drills (Fig.8) precut threads in to dense bone and may be necessary in D1 type bone. The tap drills are implant platform specific and color coded in compliance with the prevailing color coding scheme as well as imprinted with lettering on the drill shank for identification. One tap drill for each platform diameter in one length completes the drill set for tapered NobelReplace™ and Replace™ Select implants.

Parallel Geometry

Twist Drill

Fig. 9

Externally cooled, latch type twist drills (Fig.9) are anodized in black with 0.5mm wide, silver colored depth markers, available in three depth ranges of 7-10, 7-15 and 10-18mm. 7-10mm range drills are marked at 7 and 10mm while 7-15mm rage drills are marked at 7, 10, 13 and 15mm. 10-18mm range drills are marked at 10, 13, 15 and 18mm. Each depth range is produced in five osteotomy diameters of 2, 3, 3.2, 3.4, and 5mm. A single 1.5mm drill with a depth range of 7-15mm completes the twist drill offering. The shank of each drill is marked with numbers to indicate the depth range of the drill and diameter of the drill.

Twist Step Drill

Fig. 10

Externally cooled, latch type, step twist drills (Fig.10) are also anodized in black with 0.5mm wide, silver colored depth markers, available in three depth ranges of 7-10, 7-15 and 10-18mm. 7-10mm range drills are marked at 7 and 10mm while 7-15mm rage drills are marked at 7, 10, 13 and 15mm. 10-18mm range drills are marked at 10, 13, 15 and 18mm. Each depth range is produced in three osteotomy diameters of 2.4/2.8, 3.2/3.6 and 3.8/4.2mm. The first number in the sequence indicates the drill diameter at the tip of the drill and the second number indicates the main drill diameter. A stepped drill design eases the transition from one drill diameter to the next larger diameter. The shank of each drill is marked with numbers to indicate the depth range of the drill and diameter of the drill.

Countersink Drill

Fig. 11

Four countersink drills (Fig.11) for NP, RP, WP and 6.0mm implant/abutment platform diameter implants are available to accommodate the crestal portion of the implant in type D1/D2 bone or in situations with a thick cortical plate. The drill shank of each countersink drill is marked with the appropriate platform diameter expressed by the letters NP, RP, WP and 6.0.

Tap Drill

Fig. 12

Tap drills (Fig.12) precut threads in to dense bone and may be necessary in D1 type bone. The tap drills are implant body specific and not necessarily Implant/abutment platform diameter specific. Each implant body diameter tap drill is produced in two depth range versions of 7 through 13mm and 7 through 18mm with the exception of NP platform tap drills. Two NP tap drills in depth ranges of 7 through 13mm and 10 through 15mm are available instead. 7-13mm tap drills are marked at 7, 10 and 13mm while 7-18mm depth tap drills are marked at 7, 10, 13, 15 and 18mm. RP platform tap drills are available in two distinct versions for 3.75mm and 4.0mm implant body diameter implants. Each drill shank is marked with the intended platform diameter, implant body diameter and depth range.

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