Definition : Punches designed to excise a segment (frequently in the form of a disc) of materials and/or prostheses used in dental procedures. These devices are typically handheld, manual instruments with two distal ends with attached or integral handles and are articulated in the middle. Dedicated dental punches are available to make perforations in rubber dam material and in prosthetic materials such as dental plates and metal backings used to fix artificial teeth.
Entry Terms : "Dental Punches"
UMDC code : 22696