Written by Dentistry Today
Thursday, 06 January 2011 19:09
PRODUCT FOCUS • Carbide Burs •
The Nouveau carbide bur line includes 80 quality carbide burs that deliver premium finishing and cutting results. The carbides feature one-piece construction that reduces vibration for smoother operation and longer handpiece life. They are harmonically and frequency-tuned to cut up to 35% to 50% faster than other leading burs and offered in grits from extrafine to coarse. For more information, call (866) DTE-INFO and press 2 or visit dentalez.com.
KOMET's Crown Prepping Carbides are superior to previous prepping instruments because they allow for precise and controlled tooth reduction while providing a finished surface comparable to that achieved by using a diamond finisher. They provide quick and smooth chatter-free cut patterns. The tips are engineered to match up precisely with the required chamfer or shoulder prep design depending on the desired material. For more information, call (888) 566-3887 or visit komet-usa.com.
Brasseler USA carries a comprehensive range of quality carbides to meet the dental professionals' preference from caries excavation to metal cutting to osseous surgery. The composite finishing carbides are available in multiple blade designs and head lengths, allowing the dental professional to choose the right instrumentation to transition from rapid contouring to finishing and prepolishing efficiently and effectively with a superior result. For more information, call (800) 841-4522 or visit the Web site brasselerusa.com.
Most NeoBurr carbides are constructed from a single piece of medical-grade tungsten carbide for optimal strength and concentricity. All finishers are gold-plated. In addition, carbides are sterilized for safety and convenience. Unlike most competitors' carbides, these carbides are produced on the newest, most advanced CNC equipment available. The blades are engineered to cut with greater blade contact on the tooth surface for a fast, smooth, vibration-free performance. The burs are individually packaged in 50-, 25-, and 10-packs. For more information, call (800) 235-1863 or visit neoburr.com.
NTI Trimming and Finishing Carbides are offered in a wide selection of sizes and shapes essential for achieving optimal aesthetic results. The single-piece construction and sharp, precision-ground carbide flutes promote smooth, vibration-free instruments that require light working pressure. NTI Operative Carbides are available in either a one-piece tungsten carbide or a 2-piece welded design. The microprecise calibration of the shank guarantees concentric, turbine-friendly operation. Specialty carbides for virtually any procedure are also available. For more information, call (800) 355-5063.
BluWhite carbides offer a full selection of shapes and sizes, including many specialty items, to provide a clinician with the tools necessary to adequately prepare any restoration. The carbides can aid in procedures from rapid reduction to fine finishing of composites. BluWhite carbides are known for exceptional cutting efficiency and dependability as well as outstanding value. For more information, call (800) 355-5063.
The ProDrive System's patented, triangular bur shank enables the turbine to lock the bur into place, resulting in greater concentricity, providing superior torque transfer, smoother handpiece operation, and improved overall control. You can experience superior margin integrity and cut definition and noticeably smoother cutting with reduced vibration and chatter for all procedures. The exclusive bur-lengthening feature allows safe extension by 3 mm, providing smooth and high-precision cuts in difﬁcult-to-reach areas. For more information, call (866) 937-8882 or visit prodrivesystems.com.
EDGE carbide burs use more tungsten carbide in their construction than competitive products. The working portion and neck of EDGE burs are carbide, creating a rigid bur with greater concentricity and cutting control. The burs are also brazed (not welded) at the neck, not at the base of the head. Brazing provides a more integral bond over welding, while joining at the broader surface neck area greatly reduces the risk of breakage. For more information, call (800) 265-3444 or visit clinicianschoice.com.
MultiPrep Fine Cross Cut Burs provide a unique, multipurpose bur upgrade for rapid, precise, and easy cutting of metals, porcelain, composites, and natural dentition. There are 80% more crosscuts than other crosscut burs, and proprietary blade geometry means high-cutting efficiency. Less force is required to achieve the same cutting rate of other burs. Chatter is greatly reduced. Extremely smooth cutting is an added benefit. The burs are available in an extensive selection of shapes and sizes for most clinical needs. For more information, call (800) 989-8826.
Testing demonstrates that Alpen Carbides' one-piece design delivers cutting performance times that beat leading competitors' times by 300%, last longer, reduce the chance of breakage, and eliminate rusting. Alpen Carbides are available in 3 complete lines: Operative and Surgical Lengths; Trimming and Finishing; and Speedster, a high-performance cutting bur. Speedster is the ideal choice when looking for rapid reduction of dentin, enamel, amalgam, and PFM. For more information, call (800) 221-3046 or visit alpenrotary.com.
With high-quality tungsten finishing heads on stainless steel shanks, Robot Carbides are ideal for cosmetic restorations. With a multifluted design, they are available in 2 types. Carbide Finishers, available in 10- and 12-blade designs, are ideal for the surface finish of all types of restorative materials. Carbide CTF Finishers, with 8, 16, or 30 blades, trim and finish cosmetic restorations near the gumline without damaging the subgingival tissue. For more information, call (800) 827-4638 or visit shofu.com.
These new Elite Series Operative Carbides have been designed to virtually eliminate breakage problems that can be experienced by dental professionals during intraoral procedures. This new design, a solid single piece of the highest-grade tungsten carbide, eliminates the weld between the carbide head and the shank that has been used for more than 80 years. Dental professionals will experience a faster, smoother cut, without the worry of separation of the head and shank during routine procedures. For more information, call (866) 634-7464.
SS White is a recognized profession leader in dental burs, including tungsten carbide burs, finishing burs, and specialty instruments such as Fissurotomy, Great White, and EndoGuide Burs. An innovator in dental procedures, new dental products, and rotary dental tool technology, SS White carbide burs create more efficient and effective clinical outcomes. From tooth cutting to restoration finishing, the burs offer a wide selection of shapes and sizes and unsurpassed performance. For more information, call (800) 535-2877 or visit sswhiteburs.com.
Munce Discovery Burs are the answer to calcified canals, separated instruments, and deep-access caries. The 31-mm long Shallow Troughers and 34-mm long Deep Troughers with 6 round color-coded carbide head sizes (Nos. 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 3, and 4) and the 31-mm long No. 6 Endodontic Cariesectomy bur all have a 1-mm- diameter stiff shaft for operational control. These burs are heatless, not prone to spontaneous breakage, and have the tactile feedback of slow-speed round burs. For more information, call (888) 256-0999 or visit the Web site cjmengineering.com.
Integra Miltex offers a full line of carbide, trimming, and finishing burs. The shank of the bur is made from stainless steel, and it utilizes a tungsten carbide head in order to increase strength. Miltex also reduces the likelihood of breakage by brazing the cutting end of the instrument to the neck instead of to the head. For more information, call (866) 854-8300.
This superior line of carbide burs is offered in FG, RA, HP shanks, and oral surgical dental burs. The AccuCut Burs are consistently the best in quality, priced competitively, and packaged in single- or 100-packs. For more information, call (800) 221-0750 or visit medidenta.com.
Premier Dental Products
Premier Lab Tri-Fissure HP Carbide Burs H2803-012HP are ideal for sculpting porcelain fissure anatomy before applying stain. The head shape of these burs is tri-fissure, the head size is 1.2 mm, the head length is 4.2 mm, and the shank type is HP. They are available in packages of 5 burs. For more information, call (888) 670-6100.
Spring Health Products
The one-piece, 6-bladed carbides are manufactured with true concentricity and offer faster and smother cutting. One-piece construction minimizes breakage. The high-quality trimming and finishing carbides have a solid, one-piece design and true concentricity, offering maximum efficiency in finishing modern composites and ceramic restorations. They minimize head breakage more than 2-piece carbides. For more information, call (800) 800-1680.
Made from fine tungsten carbide and produced in an ISO 9001-certified facility, the ultrahigh-quality Sabra carbide burs are manufactured to strict tolerances to ensure consistent dependability. Sabra offers a full line of burs—operative, trimming and finishing, surgical, and specialty burs such as the super cut MC crown and bridge burs. The multiuse burs are available in packs of 5 or in loose/bulk packaging. The Sabra name guarantees optimal performance in a carbide bur. For more information, call (800) 888-4435.
Prima Dental Group
PRIMA Series Gold Finishing Burs offer superior quality and cutting-edge design intended specifically for optimal smooth shaping and finishing of all dental materials. The range of 60 premium instruments is available in 3 styles—12-Blade Trimming and Finishing, 30-Blade Fine Finishing, and Safe End Aesthetic Finishing—to cover every essential finishing need. For more information, visit the Web site primadentalgroup.com.
Dental Savings Club
The KUT Carbide Burs are designed to cut both tooth structure and existing restorative materials quickly and aggressively. The carbides do not catch, grab, or stall in harder-to-cut materials such as semiprecious or precious crown metals or amalgam. The burs' unique blade geometry offers a very fast and efficient operative cutting process that creates minimal chatter, with a low initial cost. For more information, call (888) 768-1230 or visit the Web site dentalsavingsclub.com.