FILPIN is made by FILHOL DENTAL, a company specialising in the manufacture of high quality retention pins for 40 years. Millions of FILPIN Dentine Pins have been used worldwide.
- 99.8% pure titanium
biocompatible, will not corrode, compatible with all dental materials.
- Self-shears first time, every time
at optimum 2mm depth.
- Self-threading, self-aligning shaft
reduces crazing and cracking risk.
- Long and slim
slim for better visibility during placement helps pin to self-align
- Unique ‘retentive’ thread
thread maximizes retention strength without causing internal stresses.
- Easy to bend after insertion
insertion without breaking pin or tooth.
- Pilot hole drill head
drill head self-limited at shoulder to exact 2mm depth. Drills colour-coded with pin for ease of selection.
When to Use
- To enhance retention to all types of dentine restorations by around 3 to 5 times. (Lo. C.S. et al., J Dent Res ‘94; 73:387).
- To stabilise by cross-pinning MOD cavities.
- To prevent rotation of restorations when a single post is used.
How to Use
Latch the correct sized drill head (for your chosen size of FILPIN) onto a slow-spreed handpiece and make a pilot hole up to the drill’s self-limiting depth of 2mm. Repeat as necessary. NB: Ensure the pilot hole is drilled at a speed of 1500rpm or less.
Latch a FILPIN onto the handpiece and insert into the hole – hardly any pressure is needed to encourage the pin to insert. Once the correct depth of 2mm is reached, FILPIN will self-shear at exactly the right point. Repeat as necessary. NB: Ensure the pin is inserted at a speed of 1000rpm or less.
If required, bend the protruding pin/s to suit the restoration. Final build up of the restoration can now take place.
The Final restoration.
For manual placement when dentine is too soft or depth is inadequate to give excellent tactile control.