H6/H7 for the removal of supragingival calculus and plaque from teeth. Scalers are used above the gum line, and curettes are used below it. Use of a scaler below the gum line is likely to damage the gingival (gums). Scalers have pointed ends. Interproximal areas Anterior and premolars. Stainless Steel Handle 8 mm.
Dental Gracey blade designed in offset from the terminal shank at 70 degree. This creates one cutting edge which is referred to as the lower edge. The blade of a Gracey Curettes is correctly adapted when the lower cutting edge is against the tooth and the terminal shank is parallel to the tooth surface being scaled. Apply lateral pressure against the tooth (root) and pull upwards, maintaining the parallel shank.
Gracey Curettes are available in:-
Standard Gracey curettes
Gracey curettes are area specific to allow for deep scaling, root planning and periodontal debridement. The offset blade provides a perfect working angulation for the tooth surface. Gracey Curettes are used in a set to completely scale the dentition.
Rigid Gracey Curettes
All Gracey designed are available with a wider taper-Rigid shank. The rigid shank may be preferred for heavier calculus removal. Although the shank is wider, the blade with is the same as the standard Gracey.
Long Type Gracey Curettes
Designed for instrument in deeper periodontal pockets. The terminal shank is elongated 3mm to provide better clearance around crowns, and superior access to root contours and pockets 5mm or more in depth. Blade thinned by 10% to ease gingival insertion and reduce tissue distention. The change in the location of the shank bend permits deeper insertion into periodontal pockets. The thinned blade allows for easier insertion.
Short Type Gracey Curettes
Designed with the same elongated terminal shank and thinned blades as the short type Gracey Curettes. 50% shorter blade for access to smaller roots, narrow pockets, furcation’s, and developmental grooves. short type curettes reaching into deep pocket on a narrow root.
Types of Curettes
A Curette is a type of scaler that is designed for moderate calculus removal on supragingival and subgingival surfaces.
Used in any area
Both Cutting edge used
Curved in one plane
Face of blade at 90 degree to shank
Area Specific (Gracey)
Used in specific area
One cutting edge used
Curved in two plane
All Curettes share the same common elements:
- Round back
- Rounded toe
- Semi-Circular cross section
Universal Curette are designed for easy adaptation on all tooth surfaces (thus the name universal) . The blade of a universal curette has a round toe and back, and two cutting edge for scaling. Making it an efficient design for scaling the entire mouth. The blade is correctly adapted when the toe is directed interproximal and the terminal shank is parallel to the tooth to remove deposits the cutting edge is applied to the tooth surface and the facial surface of the blade is tilted toward the tooth to achieve a 70-85 degree angle between the tooth and the blade. Apply lateral pressure against the tooth and pull upward while maintaining contact with the tooth.
- To scale the facial surfaces, place the toe of the blade toward the proximal surface with the handle parallel to the tooth.
- Apply strokes to remove deposits from the midline of the tooth to the proximal surface
- Work from canine to canine
- Switch working ends and repeat for surfaces
- Repeat all of the above for the lingual surfaces.
- Begin at the distal line angle of the most posterior
- Direct the toe of the blade toward the distal with the terminal shank angled slightly toward the tooth
- Apply strokes from the line angle to the contact area
- Next, turn the toe toward the mesial to scale the buccal and mesial surfaces.
- Switch ends and repeat from the lingual aspect.
Area Specific curette
Best instruments for subgingival scaling and root planning because they provide best adaptation to complex root anatomy.
Set of many Curettes designed for specific area and surfaces.
- One cutting edge used; work with outer edge only
- Offset blade-face of blade beveled at 60 degree to the shank.
Features & Benefits
- Blade with 20% thinner than short type Gracey Curette
- Perfect for accessing furcation’s and root depressions (concavities)
- Elongated terminal and functional shanks allow increased reach and access into deep pockets.
- Area-Specific designs offer exact adaptation and control
- Ever Edge technology provides a superior scaling experience.
- Super sharp blades that last longer
- Ergonomically engineered for a comfortable, healthy, scaling experience.
- 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