Written by Dentistry Today
Thursday, 10 January 2013 16:11
PRODUCT FOCUS • CARBIDE BURS •
Brasseler carbides adhere to extremely tight quality assurance tolerances and are precision-fluted for maximum cutting efficiency and smoothness. The ET Series finishing carbides were developed in 1981 by Dr. Ronald Goldstein and continue to be the standard of care for countless dental professionals. Brasseler has an extensive offering of operative, surgical, finishing, and lab carbide burs and is a well-established leader in carbide bur instrumentation.
SabreCut carbides cut faster, generate less vibration (chatter), and leave a smoother finish than some other leading aggressive cutting carbides. With sharp, deeply ground transversing blades at the tip, these carbides exhibit rapid end-cutting, and the unique blade configuration disperses stress evenly. This makes these carbides ideal for the toughest task. SabreCut carbides are available in 6 popular shapes and are excellent for restoration removal, quick endodontic access, and cavity preparation.
Doctors who used to use 2 or 3 carbides to remove crowns reported using one Great White to remove 2 to 3 crowns. The faster cutting rate experienced in amalgam, PFM, and all nonprecious metals saves doctors 12 hours per year. The burs are ideal for quick removal of amalgam and modern-day composite materials, and they are the perfect instrument for any procedure requiring a plunge cut. The Great White 2 can help reduce the number of burs inventoried in any office. For more information, call (800) 535-2877.
DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties
Drs. Clifford Ruddle, John West, and Pierre Machtou designed the Endo Access Kit because complete endodontic access is essential for predictably successful endodontic treatment and retreatment. The set is designed to provide excellent precision, organization, and efficiency. The set includes (1) an amalgam bur, which accesses metal restorations; (2) a pulp shaper bur, which accesses the natural tooth structure and metal restorations; (3) round carbide bur Nos. 2 and 4, accessing natural tooth structure; and (4) round diamond bur Nos. 2 and 4 to access ceramic restorations. For additional information, call (800) 662-1202 or visit the Web site tulsadentalspecialties.com.
Sabra Dental Products
These multi-use carbides are manufactured at an ISO9001 facility from the highest quality tungsten carbide. The line is available in FG, FG-SU, FG-SS, RA, RA-SU, and HP in 44.5, 51, 65, and 70 mm for Hall and Stryker J-Latch and Key style. They are also made in specialty size FG-SU-L (30 mm). Sabra burs are guaranteed to be sharper and cut better, reducing your chair time while increasing your profit. They are sold in 5-packs or bulk in any quantity. For more information, call (800) 888-4435 or visit the Web site sabradent.com.
Rigid manufacturing tolerances and a unique construction mean you can rely on EDGE CARBIDE BURS to perform, never varying in effectiveness or efficiency and never wearing out before they should. Where most manufacturers use carbide on the cutting portion only, both the cutting portion and the neck of these carbides are constructed of tungsten carbide, resulting in rigidity, concentricity, and cutting control. EDGE CARBIDE BURS are diamond-cut in small batches to maintain the tightest manufacturing tolerances, ensuring that quality and consistency is maintained. For more information, call (800) 265-3444.
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. They are available in an extensive selection of shapes and sizes for most clinical needs. For more information, call (800) 989-8826.
Munce Discovery Bur 31-mm Shallow Troughers and 34-mm Deep Troughers have stiff, narrow shafts with 6 round, color-coded carbide head sizes (Nos. 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 3, and 4) and the No. 6 Endodontic Cariesectomy Bur. Indispensable for uncovering calcified canals and exposing separated instruments, the new, even narrower 0.7-mm shaft of the Nos. 1/4, 1/2 and 1 troughers facilitate cement-line dissection around posts, post core-outs, and troughing without shaft impingement on deep exploratory walls. For more information, call (888) 256-0999 or visit cjmengineering.com.
With high-quality tungsten finishing heads on stainless steel shanks, Shofu 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.
Premier Dental Products
Tri-Fissure HP Carbide Bur H2803-012HP is ideal for sculpting porcelain fissure anatomy prior to stain and glaze. The bur carves even the hardest ceramics and is available in packages of 5 burs. For more information, call (888) 670-6100 or visit premusa.com.
RAZOR Sculpt Trimming and Finishing Carbides’ accurate cutting path responds to the lightest touch, which leaves a smooth surface. Optimized blade profiles incorporate rake and relief angles for a clean finish while clearing excess materials away. The unique blade design cuts without gouging or striations left by diamond instruments. For more information, call (800) 346-3636.
These carbide burs are designed to provide maximum strength and reduce the risk of breakage. The shank of the bur is made out of stainless steel, and the cutting end is brazed to the neck of the instrument, minimizing the likelihood of breakage. The burs are available in regular carbide burs and trimming and finishing burs. Carbide burs are packaged in easy-to-peel single packs, 5-packs, 10-packs, and the popular clinic pack bag (100 per package). For more information, call (866) 854-8300.
Each Komet USA carbide instrument is engineered to exacting standards for the highest efficiency cutting. Built for ease of use, comfort in handling, and unmatched efficiency and reliability, the carbides feature stainless steel shanks and tungsten-carbide heads with geometrically defined blades. The burs are individually designed for a complete range of operative and finishing procedures, ranging from crown preparations and composite finishing to amalgam removal and orthodontic debonding. For more information, call (888) 566-3887 or visit komet-usa.com.
NeoBurr is the US leader in sterilized carbides for effective infection control. Single-piece construction on most shapes minimizes vibration for reduced subsurface tooth cracking and minimizes bur breakage as well. Ultrathin gold blades for trimming and finishing shapes promote safer, cleaner, and smoother surfaces. For more information, call (800) 235-1863 or visit neoburr.com.
Alpen Carbides offer a comprehensive line of one-piece carbides that cut faster, last longer, and eliminate brazed joint breakage and rusting. The majority of carbides sold today are based on 60-year old, 2-piece construction. These carbides provide clinicians with a comprehensive line of advanced one-piece carbides. Alpen Carbides are available in a full line of metal cutting, operative, and trimming and finishing burs. In addition to friction grip shanks, many shapes are also available in short shank, right-angle latch, handpiece, and surgical lengths.
Alpen SteriX are presterilized carbide instruments, individually packaged, that offer an aseptic bur right out of the box, providing infection control and convenience. With the largest one-piece carbide offering on the market, the Alpen SteriX burs are sold in packs of 10 and 50. For more information, call (800) 221-3046 or visit alpenrotary.com.
The Black Cobra operative one-piece carbide construction virtually eliminates any kind of breakage. It is also coupled with an extremely aggressive cross-cut design that allows for the rapid reduction of all intraoral dental materials. For more information, call (303) 268-5400.