About the Inventors: The Easy X-TRAC® System was originally developed by Dr. Hans-Peter Hornig and Dr. Thomas Offerman.
The Challenge was to develop a new extraction technique for single and double-rooted teeth as a pre-implant procedure. In most cases, an immediate or even delayed implantation without bone restoration was not possible. To reduce the risk of damage to the surrounding tissue, an "atraumatic" tooth extraction technique would be required.
The Solution they developed, paid particular attention to the protection of all adjacent hard and soft tissue (eg. the buccal lamella in the maxilla). It became a PATENTED method for extracting single and double-rooted teeth, named the Easy X-TRAC® System. It consists of 3 different sized drills and 3 different sized sets of extraction screws, along with a specially-designed extractor and protection plates, to lift the tooth out of the socket without any rotary or tilting movement.
The Results during their 3-year trial period proved they were able to preserve the hard and soft tissue, leading to successful and immediate implant placement. This new extraction procedure only required a vertical motion to pull the tooth and safely dispersed the pressure of the extraction process on to adjacent teeth.
1. Avoiding the widening the alveolus and minimizing the risk of damage to adjacent bone structures.
2. This new system eliminated the use of root elevators, forceps and even periotomes. All rotary movements to pull the teeth were eliminated. 3. An additional advantage for both the Surgeon and and Patient was saving 5-7 months by avoiding bone restoration and being able to perform immediate implantation after extraction.
Limitations of the Easy X-TRAC® System are molars without a prior section, severely curved roots, and teeth with extensive ankylosis.