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Introducing the 3M ESPE Graduated Torque Wrench

April 17, 2012
A torque and ratchet in one, compatible with 3M ESPE MDI Mini Dental Implants as well as other implant systems
ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M ESPE announces a convenient new addition to its MDI Mini Dental Implants system. The 3M™ ESPE™ Graduated Torque Wrench gives dentists a torque and ratchet feature in one simple tool. With easy-to-read custom torque markings that provide a continuous readout, the graduated torque wrench helps maintain appropriate torque levels during the MDI placement procedure. In addition to seamless compatibility with the 3M ESPE MDI Mini Dental Implant system, the graduated torque wrench’s standard 4x4 adapter with a rotational top can also accommodate MDI implant adapters and extensions, as well as multiple other implant systems. The tool covers a torque range of 10 to 70 Ncm, and is made of lightweight titanium and stainless steel, making it easy to clean and maintain. The graduated torque wrench is a valuable addition to the full line of 3M ESPE’s MDI solutions. The MDI system consists of titanium alloy implants in diameters of 1.8 mm, 2.1 mm, 2.4 mm, and 2.9 mm at lengths of 10 mm, 13 mm, 15 mm, and 18 mm, coupled with O-ring retaining fixtures that are incorporated into the base of a patient’s denture. To hold dentures securely in place, the retaining fixture snaps over the ball-shaped head of the MDI, allowing the denture to gently rest on the patient’s gum tissue.The 90-minute flapless MDI placement procedure can be learned in a one-day certification seminar, making it a simple and profitable offering for dentists. With a minimally invasive treatment that enables immediate stabilization of loose dentures, the MDI system gives dentists an outstanding tool to improve denture patients’ quality of life.For more information about the graduated torque wrench and MDI mini dental implants, visit or call 1-800-634-2249.

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