An IPC (Interproximal Carver) is a dental hand instrument that is used for shaping and contouring of dental restorative materials, such as amalgam and composite fillings.
Some features of this instrument include
- Sharp, pointed blade typically made of stainless steel and has a pointed tip that is used to carve and sculpt the filling material in the interproximal areas.
- Ergonomic handle The handle is designed to provide a secure grip for the user, it could be made of a variety of materials such as plastic or metal, which are comfortable to hold and easy to maneuver.
- Lightweight The tool may have a hollow handle to reduce weight and increase maneuverability, which make it easy to use for long periods of time.
- Durable The instrument is made of high-quality materials that are resistant to corrosion, and can withstand frequent use in a dental setting.
- Versatile The IPC Carver is a versatile instrument that can be used for a wide range of procedures, including sculpting and contouring of filling materials in the interproximal areas.
- Sterilizable The instrument can be easily sterilized after each use to ensure a high level of safety and hygiene for patients.
- Angled blade IPC Carvers have an angled blade which gives a better access to the interproximal area and can be used for shaping and contouring the proximal surfaces as well.
- Sizes IPC Carvers are available in different sizes and shapes to access hard-to-reach areas of the tooth.