AutoMax Burs provide a faster and safer procedure.They can be used to either core a site for implant placement or to collect autogenous bone atraumatically. The drills feature a sharp cutting edge and a basket stopper to capture bone into usable particles at no cost and minimal morbidity. One pass with the AutoMax 3.5 can collect as much as 1cc of autogenous bone. More than 1cc of autogenous bone is collected with wider AutoMax burs.
- Sufficient cutting force can be obtained even at low RPM. Autogenous bone can be harvested within 10 seconds!
- Amount of bone harvested may be equivalent to the size of each Auto-Max.
- Enables quick, easy bone harvesting in a single procedure.
- It can be cleaned thoroughly, as the Stopper is easily disconnectable.
- V shaped opening completely prevents bone chips from splattering during drilling.
- May be used in any type of bone with excellent durability.
How to Use
- Connect an Auto-Max to the handpiece and position the stopper on the Auto-Max.
- The Auto-Max should meet the bone surface perpendicularly. Press the handpiece to fix the sharp point of the drill on the bone, and start drilling at about 500RPM with copious irrigation.
- Do not pump during harvest. Pumping may scatter the harvested bone.
- The Auto-Max will automatically stop advancing into the bone at a depth of 4mm.
- Disconnect the stopper from Auto-Max and collect particulated autogenous bone in a sterilized tray.
Repeat steps 1-5 until the desired volume of bone is obtained.
- Bone should be harvested from a new site each time, avoiding overlap iwth other harvest sites.
Clinical Case 1
- Fig 1. Severe periodontitis on # 34. #35 was extracted 2 months before.
- Fig 2. #34 was extracted and the socket was degranulated thoroughly.
- Fig 3. Auto-Max was prepared for bone harvesting.
- Fig 4. Autogenous bone was harvested from the ramus.
- Fig 5. The defect was filled with shaved autogenous bone following implant placement.
- Fig 6. Intraoral radiograph immediately after surgery.
Clinical Case 1
- Fig 1. The prosthetics on the mandibular right molar was broken caused by secondary caries.
- Fig 2. Three implants were placed after extraction and degranulation of residual roots. All the implants showed bone defects.
- Fig 3. Auto-Max harvested autogenous bone from edentulous area.
- Fig 4. The autogenous bone was mixed with Mega-Oss bovine to increase volume of graft.
- Fig 5. The defects were filled with the graft mixture and covered with a collagen membrane.
- Fig 6. The panoramic radiograph taken immediately after surgery.
- Fig 7. Intraoral radiographs taken after delivery of customized abutments.