Make it easy to dispose of plaster debris by using a dental plaster trap from Dental Planet. Though it may seem like a simple piece of equipment, a plaster trap can be absolutely essential for any dental laboratory. Without a plaster trap, costly repairs could be required to fix your drainage system. Fortunately, we’ve made it easy to find the right one for any dental office. Discover why plaster traps are so critical for dentists to install and check out our full collection featuring traps of various designs and sizes.
What Is a Dental Plaster Trap?
Using plaster traps for sinks are an easy way to minimize cleanup time while keeping your drainage systems clear. When you use this type of dental lab equipment, it automatically separates any plaster debris from drained water. The flow of the wastewater is slowed down so that plaster sediment can settle at the bottom of the container. This prevents clogging in the sink of a dental lab. If the plaster is allowed to drain with the water without a trap in place, it will quickly buildup and cause blockages that require expensive repairs. As long as you only drain water with plaster in one sink, you’ll only need one plaster trap for your lab.
Disposable vs. Reusable Plaster Traps
Plaster traps must be either cleaned or replaced on a frequent basis (usually around 6 to 12 months). However, the trap should be checked weekly to monitor the residue level inside. Once it is about 2 inches from the top of the trap, it’s time to clean or replace it. Disposable traps are swapped out for a fresh trap. Reusable plaster traps need to be removed, cleaned and then replaced. If you’re concerned about odor developing before the trap is full, consider using a Buffalo Trap-Eze with a built-in sanitizing system. Get affordable plaster traps and other dental laboratory supplies when you shop online at Dental Planet.