Piezoelectric bone surgery, a new minimally invasive technique

Written by: Dr. Antonio Santos Alemany
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Piezo surgery or piezoelectric bone surgery is an innovative technique in dentistry that consists of a system for cutting the bone based on ultrasonic microvibrations.. It uses the Piezosurgery device ('piezosurgery'), based on piezoelectric ultrasounds, to overcome the limitations and side effects of traditional instruments in oral bone surgery, modifying and improving conventional ultrasonic technology. This apparatus uses a modulated ultrasonic frequency that allows a hard and precise cutting of the hard tissue (bone).

Benefits of the new technique

This technique has several advantages over conventional rotary bone surgery. One is that the cut is micrometric, much more precise and, in addition, it is selective , cuts hard tissues but preserves the soft tissues, which offers maximum safety to the dentist and the patient. There is also the cavitation effect, maximum intraoperative visibility and blood free surgical area. All this makes it a minimally invasive surgical technique , with less discomfort for the patient and very predictable results.



Piezoelectric surgery is the latest technological advance for implant placement and bone regeneration. This new technique radically changes the way of performing bone surgery and placing implants in the oral cavity, since, unlike the traditional technique, it does not use rotating instruments, such as drills or drill bits, but ultrasonic impulses that expand the bone, avoiding thus, pain , inflammation and bone loss , accelerating healing and improving the patient's postoperative period .

Its precision allows excellent results and the conservation of tissues, and accelerates the healing process, both in oral surgery and in dental implant placement surgery.

Orthodontics in less time

Probably, two of the most frequent questions about orthodontics performed by patients are: How long will orthodontic treatment last? and when will I get the devices?

Many patients who require orthodontic treatment reject such therapy because of its prolonged duration, between 18 and 31 months, depending on the therapeutic options and the characteristics of the patient.. The orthodontic treatment assisted by piezoelectric surgery allows us to shorten the treatment time from 30 to 50% and even up to 70%, which makes it very accepted by patients. In addition, it considerably reduces the secondary effects that conventional orthodontics causes in teeth and bone, and allows orthodontics to be performed in patients at risk .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Antonio Santos Alemany

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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