With over 25 years of clinical and scientific validation of Osstell ISQ, backed by 1200 scientific studies, the original SmartPegs are the actual measuring device, an essential part of the system that provides the technique for measuring implant stability.
The SmartPeg is used together with the Osstell devices, which measure the resonance frequency of a SmartPeg, when it is attached to an implant or an abutment.
Each SmartPeg is calibrated and customized to fit each implant system and type.
With over 25 years of clinical and scientific validation of Osstell ISQ, backed by 1200 scientific studies, the original SmartPegs are the actual measuring device.
The soft metal ensures that the SmartPeg can be fixed to the implant without risk of damaging the titanium threads.
SmartPegs are single patient use, as reusing them can result in inaccurate readings or damage to the implant.
State-of-the-art build quality and pure materials allow for reliable readings.
Each SmartPeg is calibrated and customized to fit each implant system and type. This ensures that the Osstell ISQ readings are accurate and comparable to the scientific and clinical literature and guidelines.
Using the wrong SmartPeg for the implant can, and often does, lead to a false reading.
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Here are the most common questions about SmartPegs. Hopefully you’ll find the answers you are looking for below. Otherwise don’t hesitate to contact us.
The SmartPegs are single use items. To avoid damage to the implant, the SmartPeg material is quite soft, which limits the lifetime of the threads. So the SmartPeg cannot be reused for two reasons: First, the magnet cannot stand the heat of an autoclave, it will be affected and discolored. Second, the threads are made weak not to jeopardize the inner threads in the implant. Reusing the SmartPeg might wear out the threads and give misleading ISQ values.
The SmartPeg should be tightened with 4-5 Ncm, which means “finger tight”, using the SmartPeg Mount. It is enough with firm contact between the SmartPeg and the implant. The difference in ISQ value will then stay within 2 ISQ units. (If the SmartPeg is tightened too loosely, the ISQ-value will be lower.) If the SmartPeg is over-tightened, there is a risk that the SmartPeg threads will be damaged.