Inside Dental Products
Volume 4, Issue 1
Published by AEGIS Communications
With so many types of burs manufactured, the clinician has nearly unlimited treatment options. Many of the products on the market highlight the superiority of their design—one-piece construction, options, flexibility, or their ability to overcome inherent disadvantages of the respective bur type. Suppliers emphasize concentricity, ability to deal with new ceramics, and minimization of vibration and chatter.
Diamond products are rated on their superior diamond bonding methods—to prevent chipping and peeling, to minimize disadvantages such as clogging, overheating, loss of cutting efficiency, and to enhance durability. Diamond products are known for ease of sterilization (or that single-use versions make it unnecessary), relative cost advantages, selection of shapes and grit sizes, and their ease of identification.
Carbide bur offerings stress cutting speed, durability, corrosion resistance during sterilization, and ability to function without stalling while cutting hard-to-cut materials. They also emphasize blade design—geometric blade, more crosscuts.
Precision performance and durability are the goals when evaluating burs. Higher quality products targeted for your cases will improve your efficiency and your results.
Innovation in High-Quality Diamonds
What comes to mind when you hear the name Brasseler USA®? A leading innovator in dental rotary instruments, Brasseler produces a diamond that strikes the ideal balance of cutting efficiency, smoothness, and longevity. The Peter Brasseler Series™ Diamonds are manufactured by means of a proprietary diamond selection and bonding process, adhering to extremely tight quality-assurance tolerances.
Meeting the Challenges of High-Strength Ceramics
The high-strength ceramics of today have ushered in a new era of dentistry. However, traditional rotary instruments cannot stand up to the challenges of these new materials. Enter KOMET® ZR-Diamonds™, the go-to choice for recontouring and removing zirconia restorations in both the operatory and the laboratory. With the recent popularity of lithium disilicate restorations, the ZR line has positioned itself at the forefront of leading-edge dentistry. For both the dental practice and laboratory technician teams, ZR-Diamonds provide superior results quickly, with minimal effort. The unique KOMET-engineered design of the ZR line features diamond particles permanently bonded in a dense, packed layer, resulting in coarse-, medium-, and fine-grit diamonds that address modern ceramic demands. Working with zirconium and lithium disilicate has never been easier, thanks to KOMET, one of the most established names in innovative products worldwide.
One Piece Solid Metal Cutting Bur for Maximum Performance
The one-piece solid carbide Barracuda Metal-Cutting Bur offers a number of valuable benefits to your practice. Its crown and bridge removal design facilitates cutting through precious and non-precious metal sub-structure and framework. Special blade geometry featuring fine cross-cuts and unique neck design produce a bur that quickly cuts metal with reduced chatter, breakage, and improved control. Computer aided design maximizes performance while cutting gold, amalgam, nickel, chrome and other metal alloys. The Barracuda Super Bur is the fastest and most efficient quality bur for cavity preps. You’ll experience no grabbing, stalling, or breaking while cutting through amalgams or metals.
Reaching the Full Potential of Your Restorations
The multi-layered Dialite® line of diamond instrumentation from Brasseler USA® is specifically designed for adjusting and removing zirconia and lithium disilicate restorations. Featuring hybrid fine diamond particle sizes and uniform particle dispersion, this instrument will help you quickly adjust, finish and remove new stronger modern ceramic restorations The Dialite Diamond is most effective when used with Brasseler USA’s Dialite line of polishers, Dialite LD (for lithium disilicate) and Dialite ZR (for zirconia restorations). The Dialite polishers are available in assorted polisher shapes, grits and sizes allowing you to logically and quickly adjust, polish and restore maximum surface smoothness and high shine. Demonstrating over 35 years of quality instrumentation, innovation, and superior service, Brasseler USA has earned the trust of practitioners.
The Diamond Bur that Matches Your Clinical Needs
As part of its solutions “For Better Dentistry” that benefit practitioners and patients, DENTSPLY Midwest® offers the innovative Midwest® Diamond line. These Diamonds start with a precision-ground stainless steel shank for smooth rotation in handpieces. Natural diamonds, which provide more cutting surfaces than synthetic, are bonded to this shank, providing reliable cutting and long life. The Midwest Diamond line combines 7 different levels of grit (Ultra-Fine through Ultra Coarse and dual grit options), 2 shank variations (Friction Grip and Short Shank), and over 80 unique shapes in a selection of over 500 diamonds, providing you with the power to choose the diamond bur that best matches your clinical needs.
Advanced Technology for Your Advanced Dentistry
Two Striper® Diamonds from Premier® Dental cut cooler, faster, and last longer, distinguishing them from other diamond brands. Each Two Striper is manufactured in the U.S. using a patented brazing technology that permanently fuses natural diamond crystals to the instrument’s shank, virtually eliminating the loss or peeling of diamond particles throughout the instrument’s life. In addition, P.B.S.® bonding maximizes the exposure of diamond cutting surfaces, especially at the tip and upper circumference of the instrument where the cutting load is focused. With consistent cutting performance, each diamond exhibits the same speed and life, making wear determination easy and predictable. Choose from a wide variety, including short shanks for better intra-oral access and longer shanks for easier anterior preparation.
Optimal Accuracy, Efficiency, and Patient Comfort
Designed to simplify and enhance the efficient trimming and finishing of composite restorations, the Q-Finisher® bur from KOMET® incorporates a unique cross-cut that delivers optimal operator accuracy, operative efficiency, and patient comfort. Q-Finishers offer an inexpensive way of trimming and finishing, in two steps instead of the usual three. This results in the use of fewer instruments (less cost), reduced chairtime, and excellent esthetics. Saving on chairtime and minimizing the expense of multiple supplies is critical for both the practitioner and the patient. Using high-quality precision burs can minimize actual preparation time; using multi-functional burs and minimizing the number of bur changes per procedure can further reduce chairtime. The Q-finisher bur is the ideal fit for your most efficient, patient-oriented practice.