Stabilok- Pins 100 Pins + 5 Drills Economy/Jumbo Size 100 Pins plus 5 Drills Stabilok pins are handpiece driven, self-shearing pins that provide extra retention in dentin.
Self-shear with total reliability Hygienic packaging with individual compartments Doesn’t require speed-reducing handpiece.
Blue - Size 0.021", Blue, Stainless Steel
Yellow - Size 0.021", Yellow, Titanium
Green - Size 0.027", Green, Stainless Steel
Orange - Size 0.027", Orange, Titanium
STABILOK DENTINE PINS INSTRUCTION SHEET
Stabilok Dentine Pins are an effective and economical way to provide extra mechanical retention for restorations in both anterior and posterior teeth. Once in place in the tooth, they can be reduced in length and/or bent into the desired position.
A major advantage of Stabilok Dentine Pins is that the pin is securely held in a contra-angle shank until it is ready to automatically shear off in the tooth at the correct depth.
Preparation of the tooth:
The tooth that requires placement of a Stabilok Dentine Pin should be cleared of all caries and dried with an air syringe. In general, a separate Stabilok Pin will be required for each cusp missing. A pre-operative radiograph may be useful in identifying the position and size of the pulp.
Procedure for placing the Stabilok Pin:
Place a Stabilok Twist Drill in a contra-angle handpiece and latch it in place. With the motor running at a speed of about 2000 rpm drill a hole in the dentine, taking care not to drill accidentally into the enamel or the pulp.
The Stabilok Twist Drill has a self-limiting shoulder which prevents drilling too deeply. Once the pinhole has been drilled, remove the twist drill from the handpiece (the twist drill should be sterilized before it is used again).
Place a Stabilok Dentine Pin in the handpiece and latch it in place. With the Pin rotating at about 2000 rpm, present the tip of the pin to the opening of the pre-drilled pinhole. The pin will then self-thread to the bottom of the pre-drilled hole and shear-off at the neck formed in the threaded portion.
Modifying the Pin:
Stabilok Dentine Pins can be modified by either shortening them or by bending them.
SHORTENING: To shorten a pin, proceed as follows: Place a high-speed diamond or carbide fissure bur in a turbine handpiece. Position the handpiece such that the bur is perpendicular to the Stabilok Dentine Pin and at a point corresponding to where the pin is to be cut.
With the bur running, gently bring the bur into contact with the pin and allow it to cut through the pin from one side to the other. A gentle axial movement of the bur to and fro will facilitate the operation.
DO NOT attempt to shorten the pin before it is placed in the tooth because doing so would damage or remove the tapered tip which allows self-threading.
BENDING: Stabilok Pins can be bent once after they have been placed in the tooth. An amalgam plugger can be used by applying it to the tip of the pin and gently bending the pin into the position required. The pin should not be bent more than once because repeated bending will weaken the pin and may also weaken its retention in the pre-drilled hole.
Disinfection and Sterilization
Stabilok pins can be disinfected before use by placing them in a cold sterilization solution for 10 minutes and then rinsing them with sterile water before use.
After use, the shank from which the Stabilok pin has sheared off should be disposed of carefully in a sharps container.
Before first use:
Stabilok drills should be sterilized in a standard autoclave cycle.
Stabilok drills should have any debris, dentine etc., removed either manually or in an ultrasonic bath, and should then be rinsed and placed in a standard autoclave cycle.