A bone mill is a dental instrument used in oral and maxillofacial surgery to grind and reduce the size of bones, such as the jawbone, for the purpose of preparing it for the placement of dental implants or other surgical procedures.
Some of its common features include
- Material Bone mills are typically made of stainless steel or titanium, which are durable and resistant to wear and corrosion.
- Cutting mechanism The cutting mechanism of a bone mill typically consists of rotating blades or disks that are used to grind and reduce the size of bones.
- Sterilization Bone mills are designed to be sterilizable, either by autoclaving or other methods, to ensure proper hygiene during use.
- Size Bone mills are available in different sizes to accommodate the size and shape of the bone being reduced.
- Handle The handle is usually made of plastic or metal and is ergonomically designed to provide a comfortable grip during use.
- Attachments Some bone mills may come with attachments, such as a collection container, to aid in the removal and disposal of bone fragments during the grinding process.
Compatibility Bone mills are typically designed to be compatible with other surgical instruments, such as drills and saws, for use in a variety of surgical procedures.