Piezoelectric Bone Surgery, a new minimally invasive technique

Piezosurgery or piezoelectric bone surgery is an innovative technique in dentistry that consists of a system for bone cutting based on ultrasonic microvibrations. It uses the Piezosurgery device, based on piezoelectric ultrasound, to overcome the limitations and side effects of traditional instruments in oral bone surgery by modifying and improving conventional ultrasonic technology. The device uses a modulated ultrasonic frequency that allows highly precise and safe cutting of 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, cutting the hard tissues but preserving the soft tissues, which offers maximum safety to the dentist and the patient. There is also the cavitation effect, maximum intraoperative visibility and a surgical area free of blood. 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 in 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 rotary instruments, such as drills or drills, but ultrasonic pulses that expand the bone, thus avoiding pain, inflammation and bone loss, accelerating healing and improving the patient’s postoperative period.

Its precision allows excellent results and tissue preservation, and accelerates the healing process, both in oral surgery and in dental implant placement surgery.

Orthodontics in less time

Probably two of the most frequently asked questions about orthodontics by patients are: How long will my orthodontic treatment last? and When will my braces be removed?

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Many patients who require orthodontic treatment reject this therapy because of its long duration, between 18 and 31 months, depending on the therapeutic options and the patient’s characteristics. Piezoelectric surgery-assisted orthodontic treatment allows us to shorten the treatment time by 30 to 50% and even up to 70%, which makes it very well accepted by patients. In addition, it considerably reduces the side effects caused by conventional orthodontics on teeth and bone, and allows orthodontics to be performed on patients at risk.