Not all needle holders are created equal. There are dramatic differences between castroviejo needle holders and hemostats or other stainless steel solutions. As a dentist, you recognize the importance of empowering yourself and your staff with the best dental instruments possible. So - which needle holder style is right for you?
There’s no question - Castroviejo dental needle holders are the premier choice in this day and age. They offer impressive features that set them apart from hemostats and other stainless steel needle holders. These include self-locking features, an elevated tactile feel, greater durability, and a whole lot more.
In this article, we’ll address all the differences you need to be aware of when sourcing instruments for your office so you can make an informed decision and ensure you’re setting your practice up for success.
The Difference Between Castroviejo Needle Holders and Hemostats or Other Stainless Steel Solutions
There are few procedures quite as stressful for a dentist as those involving needles - especially when you need to suture in hard-to-reach areas of your patient’s mouth. Even the most experienced professionals in this industry start to sweat a bit when it’s time to bring the needle out.
But, it’s not necessarily because the dentist themselves is ill-equipped to perform the task or is somehow lacking the skills necessary. It comes down to the tools they’re using for the job. They miss the mark.
We bring over 40 years of experience in dentistry to the table. And throughout those four decades, we’ve experienced the same frustrations you have in regard to traditional stainless steel needle holders and hemostats. But the good news is that there is a better solution - and by the time you finish reading this article, you’ll know what separates castro needle holders from the rest. Let’s start by explaining what they are.
Castroviejo Needle Holders
Castroviejo needle holders are surgical instruments used by ophthalmologists, plastic surgeons, and other surgeons to hold and manipulate small needles during various surgical procedures. They are named after Dr. Ramon Castroviejo, a Spanish-American ophthalmologist who is known for his contributions to ophthalmic surgery.
This tool is precisely designed to offer unprecedented control and accuracy over the needle you’re holding. They typically feature small, curved jaws with fine serrations that grip the needle securely, preventing it from slipping or moving during the procedure. The handles of the needle holder are often textured or coated to provide a secure grip for the surgeon.
But, today we’re here to talk about not just any Castroviejo needle holder - but the best of the best, available at ArtCraft Dental. We’ve designed a solution that is unlike any other - and we’ll get into what specific features have been added below. First, let’s talk about hemostats and other stainless steel needle holders.
Hemostats & Other Stainless Steel Needle Holders
Hemostats are used in many industries beyond dentistry - you’ll find them used in open heart surgery, veterinary medicine, and other use cases to control bleeding.
One common use of hemostats in dentistry is to grasp and remove teeth. During tooth extractions, a dental professional may use a hemostat to grasp a loose tooth fragment that otherwise cannot be held with larger forceps. Hemostats are also used during surgical procedures in the oral cavity, such as periodontal surgery, to grasp and hold gingival tissue. For example, during a gingivectomy, a hemostat may be used to clamp and hold the gingival tissue while the surgeon uses a scalpel or laser to remove excess tissue.
In addition to these uses, hemostats can be used in dental laboratories for various tasks, such as holding wires or small components during the fabrication of dental appliances.
But for the sake of our conversation today, we’ll talk specifically about their use in holding needles. As you can imagine, an instrument that claims to do all this likely isn’t designed with the specificity you need. After all, a jack of all trades is a master of none.
And therein lies the problem. Due to the design of hemostats and other stainless steel needle holders, they lack the ability to hold onto needles without slipping and they don’t offer the tactile sensitivity you need to feel confident working in your patient’s mouth.
Below, we’ll compare and contrast castro needle holders vs hemostats and other stainless steel needle holders to help you see exactly why castro is the preferred choice.
Which is Better: Castro Needle Holders vs Hemostats & Other Stainless Steel Solutions
In comparing the use of castro needle holders to hemostats and other stainless steel solutions, the difference is obvious. One of these outperforms the alternatives dramatically, and that’s the castroviejo needle holder. Here are just a few of the advantages of castroviejo needle holders…
No More Needle Slipping
The main problem with hemostats and even stainless steel needle holders is how easily they slip on the needle. The last thing you want when working in your patient’s mouth with a needle is to slip and create damage to the delicate tissue of the mouth. Unfortunately, this is a very common outcome with traditional tools like hemostats, which are very thin and flexible. This is a downright awful combination in a tool that’s supposed to hold needles in place securely.
But because of the tungsten carbide tips of our Castro needle holder, you can securely lock onto needles at any angle with no stress about slipping. Any time you have to perform work in your patient’s mouth with a needle, you’ll feel a whole lot more confident doing so.
Releasing the Needle is Effortless
One problem many dentists have reported with hemostats and stainless steel needle holders is they either aren’t self-locking or they make it difficult to release the needle. Either of these is unacceptable by modern standards.
In an effort to prevent slipping, manufacturers have overcompensated with an ultra-tight locking mechanism. So when you need to make adjustments to the angle of the needle or are finished with your work, you have to wrestle the needle free. But, with our solution, the needle is effortlessly released with a single click. It’s so simple and easy!
Enjoy Greater Tactile Sensitivity
A problem not just with traditional needle holders and hemostats - but frankly, cheap dental instruments in general - is how hard it is to hold onto them with any sense of confidence and security. The handles on most traditional instruments are poorly designed and lack the ergonomics that you need to achieve control and tactile sensitivity.
This is something we focused on in the design of our instrument. First and foremost, the instrument itself is elongated to 16cm for a more comfortable feel in your hands. Some dentists have said it has almost a pencil-like free, which helps you guide the needle right where you want it to go with little risk of hitting bone when suturing.
Get a Better ROI
To tie it all off, you’ll attain the greatest ROI from a quality ArtCraft Dentalt Dental needle holder because we always use the best materials possible.
The thin, flexible nature of hemostats is conducive to bending and breaking - leaving you floundering mid-procedure to find a replacement instrument. And, you end up wasting money in the long run by constantly replacing your tools.
On the other hand, our german-made needle holding instruments are built to last. You’ll get way more bang for your buck with our suite of instruments - which includes not just these needle holders but our dental composite instrument, dental elevator tool, dental forceps, and everything else we have to offer!
Feel the Difference Firsthand - Get a Castroviejo Needle Holder Today at ArtCraft Dental!
As you can see, the differences between the CastroV™ needle holder and hemostats/other stainless steel needle holders are profound. We could go on and on about what separates this tool from the rest. But, to truly understand it, you need to feel the difference firsthand.
Once you have the pleasure of using this tool in a real setting you’ll wish you’d discovered it sooner - it’s going to make your life so much easier and less stressful! And, your patients will be glad you’re using ArtCraft Dental whether they realize it or not - all our tools are designed to increase your efficiency while enhancing patient comfort and achieving desirable outcomes. If you’re still not sure this is the best dental needle holder, here are a few of the early testimonials from dental professionals:
“The CastroV is a lot more reasonably priced, but the quality is still there. It’s just as good as the expensive brands.” - Dr. Emma Gavito
“This thing locks and really HOLDS! I rarely have to reposition my needle – it stays put.” - Dr. Tony Huang
“The pencil-like feel of this instrument improves my tactile feel so I don’t keep hitting bone when I suture. The needle goes right where I want it to go.” - Dr. Dan Carrier
Parting Thoughts on the Difference Between Castroviejo Needle Holders and Hemostats/Other Stainless Steel Solutions
In summary, the differences between castroviejo needle holders and hemostats or other stainless steel solutions are vast. Our solution allows you to gain peace of mind knowing you won’t slip or constantly need to reposition the needle. It grips and holds even at odd angles, and the self-locking handle enhances your tactile feel for precise placement.
When you upgrade dental instruments at ArtCraft Dental, you don’t just gain access to the best dental extraction forceps, best temporary crown remover, or best dental composite instruments. You get direct-to-dentist pricing to help you stretch your budget further, along with free shipping on your order.
And we’re so confident you’re going to love our tools that they’re backed up by a 60–day free trial period. What more could you ask for in a provider of dental supplies?
Head over to our site today and get your Castroviejo needle holders ordered to feel the difference firsthand.