Milling/Drilling Machines, Dental, Manual
Definition : Dental equipment designed for use in manual machining dental materials (e.g., ceramic blocks) into desired prostheses by performing mechanical operations such as drilling and cutting. These machines typically consist of a tabletop unit that usually includes a handpiece with a shank that can manipulate a variety of detachable tools (e.g., drill bits) and an electric motor; the unit may also include a pantograph and/or other attachments. The mills typically can be used to make prostheses such as crowns, bridges, inlays/onlays, partial dentures, and dental implants from materials including ceramics, composites, zirconia, and cobalt-chrome/titanium alloys. Manually operated dental milling/drilling machines are mainly used in dental laboratories but compact portable units may be used also at dentists' offices.
Entry Terms : "Manual Dental Milling Machines"
UMDC code : 28248