Our award-winning ProximatorsTM are the most popular surgical instrument from Karl Schumacher Dental. The single-ended design of the ProximatorsTM allow for the use of palm pressure to significantly increase the applied force to the instrument to drive the tip apically. The tips of the ProximatorsTM are thin and strong enough to easily define a purchase point and loosen the root.
They are available in 13 configurations with two main tip styles to ensure complete coverage of the oral cavity.
The fine point of the Sharpened Spade Proximator™ facilitates sulcular retraction and aids in positive engagement into the PDL space. The thin profile and sharpened edges incise the ligament quickly and expand the alveolus laterally.
In cases where there is a lack of coronal structure, or the root has fractured subgingivially, the tip of the Sharpened Spade Proximator™ can still be easily advanced along the side of the root.
The Sharpened Spade Proximator™ is well suited to create a purchase point for application of additional Proximators™ or other instrumentation such as extraction forceps.
The set of 5 Spade Proximators™ includes all the configurations of the Spade tippped Proximator™ needed to access the entire mouth.
When the Proximators™ were introduced the straight Sharpened Spade was recommended for creation of a purchase point for the other Proximators™. The very fine and sharp point is incredibly well suited to engage and advance into tight spaces. However it soon became clear the the Sharpened Spade Proximators™ was the favorite of our customers. The issue of posterior access was addressed with the later introduction of the Mesial and Distal Spade Proximators™ for the maxillary arch and the Left and Right (East/West) Spade Proximators™ for the mandible.
The Set of 5 Spade Proximators™ provides access to the entire mouth and includes:
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|17.008.06||Mesially Angled Sharpened Spade Proximator, Purple|
|17.008.08||Sharpened Spade Proximator, Angled Right, Yellow|
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This hybrid instrument combines the sharp, working-edge of the Periotome and the strength of the Luxating Elevator. The Proximator is a necessity for any implant procedure by creating a cleaner extraction and limiting the need for traditional elevators that could lead to unwanted forces on the surrounding bone structure.
The Proximator is available in two finishes. The AetranoxTM edition features an aluminum titanium nitride coating that is scratch-resistant, non-reflective, and maintains its sharp edge three to five times longer than an instrument without coating. Our Stainless Steel edition is durable and not easily damaged by chemicals and heat, unlike chrome-plated metals.
Proximators are available to two different and distinct tips: The Straight Tips are ideal for anterior teeth and where access to tighter interproximal spaces are required, whereas the Spade tips are ideal for creating purchase points and gaining access to root tips.
“The first time I picked up a Proximator, I was really impressed with the quality and balance. Now I have one on every surgical tray in my practice.” -Dr. Jay Reznick, DMD, M.D.
“Every single tooth I extract, I use the Proximator.” -Dr. Tony Craft, DDS
The Proximator is backed by a one-year warranty. If your Karl Schumacher instrument is under warranty, our highly skilled technicians will determine if the product can be repaired to function comparable to a new instrument or if the instrument should be replaced.
A highly skilled dental surgeon needs the right dental surgery instruments to execute a successful procedure. The Karl Schumacher Proximator® is a hybrid dental elevator that combines the sharp working edge of a Periotome Elevator with the strength of a Luxating Elevator. This reduces the need for traditional dental extraction elevators.
The tapered, one-piece design with an ergonomic handle and serrated beaks makes it one of the ideal tools for tooth extraction. This periodontal instrument drives the tip apically, defines the purchase point, and then loosens the root. Dental surgical instruments should provide greater confidence for dental surgeons and the Proximator’s design provides minimal rotation, makes a smooth incision, and results in significantly faster and less traumatic tooth extractions.
For the best in dental extraction instruments, the Proximator is the right choice for oral surgical instruments in any practice needing efficient dental elevators. If you would like to feel the difference in tooth extraction instruments, try the award-winning Proximator in your practice.