How to set up AquaCare Twin
AquaCare Twin Dental Air Abrasion and Air Polishing for Cavity Preparation, Cleaning and Stain Removal.
Wit this video, you will develop a good understanding of how to use AquaCare Twin Air Abrasion and Plishing Unit
AquaCare Twin Specifications
|External Air Supply:||Clean, dry air ; Inlet air supply 6mm push-in fitting.|
|Min. Air Supply Pressure:||5 bar / 72 psi|
|Max. Air Supply Pressure:||7 bar / 100 psi|
|Air Abrasion Media:||53μm (micron) Aluminium Oxide ; 29μm Aluminium Oxide|
|Air Polishing Media:||‘Sylc for AquaCare’ ; Superfine Sodium Bicarbonate.|
|AquaAbrasion Handpiece:||Anodised aluminium with protective plastic sleeve ; Quick release mechanism for easy nozzle changes ; Stainless steel nozzles with tungsten carbide tips(autoclavable).|
|Handpiece Tip Sizes:||0.4 / 0.6/ 0.8mm ; Colour-coded for easy tip identification.|
|3-Stage Foot Control:||Triple action foot control for cut, wash and dry ; 2m / 6′ four-core pneumatic supply tube.|
AquaCare Twin Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- > Clinical Applications
- > AquaCare Twin without drill or anaesthetic
- > How does AquaCare Twin compare for speed?
- > How safe is Aluminium Oxide?
- > Is soft tissue affected?
- > Sensitivity of teeth under treatment
- > Controlling the depth when cutting
- > If soft decay is encountered
- > Using AquaCare Twin for diagnosis of caries
- > Versatility of control
– Class I – Class V cavity preparation, cleaning & decay removal
– Crown preparation before cementation
– Preventive Resin Restoration (PRR)
– Composite/porcelain repair and restoration
– Othodontic bracket etching
– Cleaning & polishing, removing tea/tobacco stainin
– Removing vegetal plugs or oter matter prior to diagnos of hidden caries
AquaCare Twin without drill or anaesthetic
Removal of glass ionomer and composite restorations, conservative preparations, etching porcelain and cleaning and etching of tooth surfaces before fissure sealing can all be done without the drill; often without the use of anesthetic.
How does AquaCare Twin compare for speed?
Speed, powder and water volume can be varied within very wide limits, giving the Clinician complete control and high versatility of operation: mostly used without anesthetic, in most cases there will be a saving of time with each patient.
How safe is Aluminium Oxide?
Aluminium Oxide is not toxic and will not cause respiratory problems. AquaCare works with 53 micron powder and 29 micron, and this places them well clear of the allowable (legal) safe level in the event of any accidental inhalation.
Is soft tissue affected?
Soft tissue is not likely to be damaged since the energy of the abrasion process is absorbed by any soft tissue coming into contact.
Sensitivity of teeth under treatment
Sensitivity in the dentine is usually swiftly controlled by a slight reduction in air pressure. Cutting with short abrasive bursts will help to avoid any patient reaction. Cutting near the pulp exposure this is especially important – with low air pressure the experienced Clinician can prepare cavities without patient sensitivity.
Controlling the depth when cutting
The tip should be in motion and with short bursts of the abrasive stream. If the tip is held stationary with active abrasion the depth of cut increases.
If soft decay is encountered
Soft decay is best removed with Sodium Bicarbonate or using your usual method. For some patients anesthesia may be necessary, but most will tolerate the mild discomfort once the procedure has been explained to them.
Using AquaCare Twin for diagnosis of caries
In “cleaning/polishing” mode using Sodium Bicarbonate, foreign matter e.g. a vegetal plug may be concealing a carious lesion within a fissure or pit. At the twist of a control the Clinician can change to the chosen cutting medium – WITHOUT REMOVING THE HANDPIECE FROM THE ORAL CAVITY – and proceed with treating the lesion. This diagnostic use of AquaCare has proved to be a great attribute for the dental practitioner, especially for its assistance in conservative dentistry.
Versatility of control
The Clinician has a wide range of settings in his control, with air pressure, powder and water volume variable to suit all his abrasion procedures. Conservative, time-saving, patient-friendly.