The alveolar protection device has the function of protecting the alveolus after tooth extraction, keeping the clot inside the alveolus, preventing bleeding after tooth extraction and avoiding contamination of the alveolus by food debris. The selection, planning and execution of the clinical case must be carried out by a properly trained dentist. They have several models and diameters that are shown in the table below. The alveolar protection devices are made of polycarbonate, an acrylic-based resin, biocompatible, non-degradable, and nowadays it is one of the most used alloplastic materials by surgeons for rehabilitation.
NOTE: The device must be packed and sterilized before use.
Models of Alveolar protection device available:
|ALVEOLAR PROTECTION DEVICE simple, size 10x11mm|
|ALVEOLAR PROTECTION DEVICE simples, size 7x8mm|
|ALVEOLAR PROTECTION DEVICE with bar, size 10x11mm|
|ALVEOLAR PROTECTION DEVICE with bar, size 7x8mm|
|ALVEOLAR PROTECTION DEVICE implants, size 10x11mm|
|ALVEOLAR PROTECTION DEVICE implants, size 7x8mm|
|ALVEOLAR PROTECTION DEVICE mixed, size 10x11mm|
|ALVEOLAR PROTECTION DEVICE mixed, size 7x8mm|
Suture after extraction
The proper technique for placing the alveolar protection device should be performed on the suture after extraction. The simple alveolar protection device must be positioned and fixed at the entrance of the alveolus after tooth extraction with the aid of the suture thread. In the model of alveolar protection device with bar, it must be fixed with the help of a suture thread and also fixed to adjacent teeth using a light-curing resin. The suture thread needle must pass through the mucosa (buccal, lingual or palate) and then pass through the hole of the protection device to later perform the surgical knot of the suture thread. The alveolar protection device must be stabilized with simple sutures or an X suture, passing through the holes of the device. This indication depends on the conditions that the patient presents, such as: amount of gingiva, fibromucosal thickness and gingival height.
The alveolar protection device for immediate implants
The alveolar protection device for immediate implants can be used together with immediate implant surgery after extraction and must be fixed with self-curing acrylic resin or light-curing resin through provisional connection for implants, to protect the extraction socket. Check the implant model and diameter in the patient’s file to select the temporary connection that will be used to fix the corresponding alveolar protection device. Do not exceed 10 N.cm of torque.
Presentations and Indications
Dra. Evelyn Lacerda: What is alveolar protection device?
Oval shaped plate, 11mm x 10mm or 7 x 8mm, with 4 central holes 3.25mm mesiodistally apart from each other and 3.15mm buccolingually. These holes are 1mm in diameter each and 3mm deep. With slightly rounded edges.Online Order
PPA with Bar
Oval shaped plate, 11 x 10mm or 7 x 8mm, with 4 central holes 3.25mm mesiodistal apart from each other and 3.15mm buccolingual. These holes are 1mm in diameter each and 3mm deep, with 2 bars 1mm in diameter x 5mm in height, with a mesiodistal space of 9.2mm between them. With slightly rounded edges.Online Order