YES. Biolight® DRILL-FREE provides a solid, anatomical anchoring to remaining tooth structure. By arranging reinforcement towards the periphery of the canal walls, support of the core is improved. The concept is similar to how reinforcement steel rods and used in concrete structures, where many smaller rods are placed around the perimeter of the concrete. In addition, all risks associated with drilling are eliminated.
Biolight® DRILL-FREE posts are available in bundles of 4, 6, 9 and 12 strands. The post size is selected based on the width of the canal at the coronal area. Depending upon the canal width at the apical stop, a certain number of strands must be pushed to the stop. Both of the measurements are made with the assistance of a radiograph and the template that is included in the TRAINING KIT.
YES. At first glance, Biolight® DRILL-FREE appears to be perfectly adapted for use in oblong canals, however, since the concept behind the product is to provide support around the periphery of the canal walls, it is ideal for ALL shapes of canals.
It is important to follow the steps in the instructional video. There is a procedure that will ensure predictable, bubble-free results (see 1:57 in the video).
The success of an endo-crown is limited to an ideal design and structure. Sufficient depth of anchorage is required, which will result in a more fragile tooth. In conjunction with a hard non-viscoelastic crown restorative material, high stresses will immediately and directly be transmitted to zones a) and b) below, which will cause irreparable fatigue fractures. In addition, there is no consensus on their use. It seems more prudent and conservative to use an established post and core technique, while using non-invasive posts, such as Biolight® DRILL-FREE.
As, change is sometimes stressful, we created a Biolight® DRILL-FREE TRAINING KIT that will allow you to place 3 posts on the provided model, prior to doing real cases. You will quickly realize that the procedure is fast and easy. There are also videos, pictures, documentation, and specialised technical support team to help you with any requests you have.
In North America, Biolight® DRILL-FREE is sold by Synca. Synca offers several methods of assistance to clinicians. The Synca web site contains useful information, including tutorial videos. Synca regularly schedules on-line courses, to help new users familiarize themselves with the product and technique. There’s also a Facebook group where clinicians can exchange questions and post cases.
There are plans in the near future for a Chat system on Synca’s web site where you can ask questions, or you can email a question.
Several types of post and endodontic failures are possible with post and core restorations:
Post removal process:
Use a small round of flame shaped diamond bur to drill in the center of the canal to allow for insertion of a coarse grit ultrasonic tip that will remove remaining cement and post strands.
Viscoelasticity is an important physical property of fiber-reinforced composite (FRC). It exhibits both viscous and elastic characteristics when undergoing deformation. When a stress is applied to a viscoelastic material, such as FRC, parts of its long polymer chain deforms. The FRC remains a solid material while under this stress load, even though parts of their chain are rearranging. This minimizes the immediate load spike. When the original stress is taken away, the removal of the stress will cause the composite to return to its original form.
These shock-absorbing properties of Biolight® DRILL-FREE and non-invasive technology (no drilling) will protect the tooth from irreparable fractures.
Biolight® DRILL-FREE Training Kit
The Biolight® DRILL-FREE training kit contains all the materials required to learn how to place Biolight® DRILL-FREE posts. Use it while following a LIVE or video tutorial below.
Training Kit include:
This video tutorial will guide you through the steps to prepare your 1st actual cases, as the procedure is different from a traditional post.
Follow and replicate all the steps using the demonstration tooth models and materials, while following the video:
Sign up for a free 45-minute live tutorial with your colleagues as you learn to place Biolight® DRILL-FREE posts in the comfort of your dental practice.
When you order your training kit on-line, select “Training Kit with Live Tutorial”. You will receive an invitation to attend an upcoming event. One-on-one free training may also be available with a Synca dental materials specialist.