Dental cement mixing spatulas are used in the preparation of dental cements for prosthodontics procedures . The tip may have a wider surface area to aid in the mixing of cement powders with liquids and is designed not to stick to the cement being mixed.
A spatula is “a broad, flat, flexible blade used to mix, spread and lift material. Cement spatula also can be classified on the basic of thickness such as rigid and flexible. Their use depends on viscosity of cement and personal preference. This is a clinical instrument which we use in our daily practice, it has a wide bladed face and a long handle so that there is a big surface area to mix the liquid and the powder of cement to get an appropriate mix. And apply then into the prepared cavities to get the tooth structure back to its original state.
- Flat and wide nibs with blunt edges.
- Straight shank.
- Different sizes and different degrees of stiffness in their nibs to suit their various uses stainless steel, Plastic or ivories.
- Doubles ended instrument.
- Blunt end – for manipulating impression materials.
- Sharp end – for mixing cements.
- Used for manual mixing of cements supplied as powder and liquid.
- Spatula is used for mixing lining cements and intermediate base restorative materials.
Agate spatula is used for mixing glass ionomer and composite resin materials in order to prevent incorporation of metal and corrosive particles in cement. this is also used to mix dental cement but it is made out of plastic, as there are cement which react with the metal of the steel spatula, mainly this spatula is used to mix GIC.
Several types of spatulas are available in market in differing in shape and size. One the basic of size, cement spatula can be classified into large, small.
This is a board bladed spatula which is used to mix the plaster of paris in an efficient way. There are 2 type of these spatulas. Straight and curved.
This is similar to straight spatula but the only difference is that it has a slightly curved blade which helps in mixing the content of the bowl by pressing against the walls of the bowl.
Features & Benefits
- Ergonomic handle innovative design
- A more comfortable and secure grip
- Easier sterilization
- Fast cleaning
- 1 to 3 Year Conditional Warranty
- 4000 time autoclavable
- Easy to use