Interproximal reduction (IPR)
Interproximal reduction with a contra angle handpiece (IPR) is the removal of small amounts of the outer enamel surface of the tooth between two adjacent teeth. It is a means of obtaining extra space to create ideal tooth alignment. Alternative names are: slenderizing, stripping, enamel reduction, and reproximation.
- Creates space to better align teeth.
- Helps improve tooth structure (the way teeth fit together).
- Can increase the stability of the teeth so that they maintain their position in the long term.
- Can reduce "black triangles"; This is caused by the absence of gum tissue (gingival papilla) between the teeth and gives the impression of a dark space or hole.
- IPR can alleviate the need for permanent tooth extractions in certain cases.
- IPR can also be used in conjunction with tooth extractions for the reasons stated above.
- Can help improve the appearance of teeth, reshaping them for better aesthetic results.
- 2x 90HD - For opening contacts
- 2x 60HD - For reduction
- 2x 40HD - For contouring
- 2x 25HD - For finishing
- 2x 15HD - For pre-polishing