Vision Curvettes

When a Gracey curette, no matter what the design, does not seem to access as well as you would like, another selection could be the Vision Curvette. Vision Curvettes provide excellent access to furcation areas and also help to improve access to deeper pockets in the anterior area. They provide very good adaption of the blade for narrow root surfaces and tight periodontal pockets (Figure 22). When comparing the Curvettes to a Gracey Curettes, the following design factors are noted:

Figure 22.
Figure 22 is a diagram comparing the Vision Curvette with the Gracey Curet

Vision Curvettes have (Figures 23-25):

  • 50% shorter blade
  • increased blade curvature
  • straighter shank
  • x to identify the cutting edge
  • 5-10mm markings
  • longer shanks on posterior instruments (3mm)
Figure 23.
Figure 23 is a close up of molar teeth showing a dental instrument probing a tooth base
Figure 24.
Figure 24 shows a close up of the back of the lower front teeth probed by a dental instrument
Figure 25.
Figure 25 shows four Vision Curvettes

Set of 4 Vision Curvettes: They are available in a modified Gracey set: Sub-0, 1/2, 11/12, and 13/14.