Using the most advanced tools available can improve your work, increase precision, and result in fewer complications and faster healing times for patients. Diamond burrs are a type of cutting tool that utilizes a combination of diamond particles and metal binders to achieve the desired results.
These diamond burs are bonded to steel and are used for carving, grinding and pre-forming hard and soft materials like glass, stone, ceramics and bone as well as softer metals such as gold, silver and platinum. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and come in both single-use and multi-use varieties to suit your needs.
This set of 5 sintered diamond burs has an assortment of grits to suit a wide range of applications. Use the larger coarse grits for rough shaping and pre-forming, then move up to the finer grits for detailed work, or even for removing pits and chips from finished restorations. Each bur has a 1/4″ shank that fits a Dremel or Foredom type flex shaft hand piece.
When used properly, diamond burs are one of the most precise and versatile tools in dentistry. They are particularly useful for reducing tooth structures to place porcelain crowns or composite veneers, and can also be used to smooth, refine and polish composite or porcelain surfaces. While tungsten carbide burs are often used for this purpose, diamonds offer superior cutting ability and durability.
Sintered diamond burs have a lower abrasion than carbide, making them safer and more comfortable to use for long periods of time. They are also more durable, and can be sterilized for repeated uses. This makes them a great choice for busy dental practices that need to keep costs low while maintaining patient safety.
Unlike carbide burs, which have a single cutting edge, diamond burs are made of multiple layers that are fused together with a special metallurgical process. This gives them a higher strength and durability, as well as the ability to cut through dentin without damaging the tooth surface below. This increased durability also allows for more accurate and consistent work, as the bur is less likely to break or wear down.
In a recent study, diamond and tungsten carbide burs were compared for their abilities to prepare a series of standard cavities in both precious and non-precious bonding alloys. While both were able to successfully prepare the cavities, only the diamond burs could do so with minimal vibration. The study also found that when used with proper lubrication, diamond burs can be as effective at preparing holes in precious alloys as their tungsten carbide counterparts. This is a good indicator that the use of diamonds in dentistry may have the potential to replace some of the more common tools currently being used for this application. Regardless, a full evaluation of the benefits of these new tools will need to be carried out before they are widely adopted by the dental industry. This will involve further clinical trials and testing, as well as a thorough comparison of cost to performance. diamond burrs with metallic