iM3 Catalogue - Europe - Flipbook - Page 29
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After sharpening your elevators and luxators it is good practice
to also hone the blade using our new sharpening cones to
remove any protrusions or lips on the instrument.
Work the sharpening cone between the wings of the elevator
in an upwards motion. The tapered cone caters for all sizes of
luxators and elevators.
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Our sharpening guide for perio instruments can be
downloaded and printed from the Sharpening Stone product
page on our website.
Honing Elevators and Luxators
Download & Print
Find the Perio Instrument Sharpening
Guide on our web page by clicking here.
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Instruments should be kept sharp and true to their original
design. Dental procedures are most effective when using
sharp instruments because they reduce fatigue, improve
deposit removal, save time and improve tactile sensitivity.
Repeated use of an instrument wears away minute particles
of metal from the blade causing the cutting edge to take on a
rounded shape resulting in a dull, ineffective blade.
When a blade is dull, the clinician loses the ability to ‘feel’ the
sharp edge ‘grabbing’ onto a surface. It may then seem that
the blade is ‘sliding’ over the surface or deposit which causes
the clinician to work harder to remove deposits. For best
results, instruments should be sharpened lightly after each use.
After each use, stones should be wiped with a clean cloth
to remove metal particles.
Alternate the areas used for sharpening to prevent
‘grooving’ in the stone.
iM3 MD-30 Oil can
be used to lubricate
Cat. Code MD30
iM3 Wedge Dental Sharpening Stone
Size: 100 mm (4’’) x 40 mm (1 1/2’’)
The wedge sharpening stone has a flat surface with
a radius on either side.
iM3 Sharpening and Honing Cone
Length: 90 mm (3 1/2”)
Diameter: 7 mm
Stones may be lubricated with oil, water or used dry.