Carbides and Diamonds

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Carbides and Diamonds CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

The most commonly used dental burs are carbides and diamonds.


Carbide Burs

Made of tungsten carbide, a metal that is extremely hard and stiff, carbide burs most commonly are used for excavating and preparing cavities; finishing cavity walls, restoration surfaces, and crown preparations; drilling old fillings; contouring bone; removing impacted teeth; and separating crowns and bridges. Carbide burs can be used many times without becoming dull but may be sharpened when necessary. Carbide burs leave a smoother surface in comparison to diamond burs. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Diamond Burs

Diamond burs are used for precise drilling and finishing. Diamond burs produce cleaner cuts and a higher polish than carbide burs. The diamond bur’s grit determines the speed and type of polish. Diamond burs with finer grits achieve a higher polish and finish while coarser grits are suited for heavy material removal.

Diamond burs will safely accomplish complete removal of enamel, existing restorative materials, and caries with little chance of enamel fracture during restorative procedures. However, while cutting through porcelain is best accomplished with diamond burs, they are slower to cut enamel and metal-based restorations or sectioning cast metal copings or crowns. Diamond surfaces can also fill with debris and clog, wear smooth, and cause burnishing and overheating. Carbide burs are therefore more often used to accomplish these tasks easily. Carbide burs should be used to trim and finish macro-filled composites and hybrid composites.

Carbides and diamonds also produce different outcomes: Carbide burs slice or chip away at material, leaving the tooth surface smooth and more esthetically pleasing. Diamond burs grind away at material, leaving a rough tooth surface that ultimately requires more polishing.

Diamond burs are either single- or multi-use. Single-use diamond burs provide the convenience of new sharp instruments in pre-sterilized individual packages, providing better infection control and saving time by eliminating cleaning and sterilization procedures. These cost-effective measures ultimately result in reduced chair time. Some professionals maintain that disposable burs are therefore more economical because of less time spent in prep and sterilization procedures.

There is a wide assortment of shapes, sizes, and grits available in multi-use diamonds.

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Midwest diamonds from DENTSPLY Midwest provide dental professionals with the opportunity to choose from over 500 diamonds so that they can have the diamond burs that fit the needs of their...

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The FG Finishers are for trimming and finishing all types of restorative materials, in both the anterior and posterior regions. Shofu...
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  • Julie Cullen

    Don’t let the name fool you, Strauss Diamond Instruments has a full line of products to assist you with all of your restorative procedures. In addition to a large selection of diamond burs and carbide burs, Strauss offers discs, finishing strips, interproximal instruments, polishers, and more. Strauss Diamond Instruments is the American division...

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  • Allison Walker

    As the end of the year draws closer, you may be taking stock of how the past 12 months went for your practice: what worked and what didn’t, what needs to be replaced or upgraded, and how you’re going to make 2017 even better from every angle, delivery of care to the bottom line. This is a good time to look at the condition of your equipment—do...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    There’s always that one person who ruins it for the rest of us. The football team that lets air out of the ball to gain an advantage. The passenger in a car accident who fakes an injury to get a settlement. A college student who cheats on an exam. Even a dentist who wipes off ‘single-use’ burs and uses them again. I’m sure that nearly every...

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  • Julie Cullen

    The care and feeding of diamond burs costs money and takes up valuable time. So why not try a diamond bur that eliminates those tasks and that expense? Available in 115 different combinations of diameter, size, and grit, in popular configurations, MIDWEST ONCE diamond burs come to your practice sterile and individually wrapped. You use the bur...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Usually, when I hear “no neck,” I picture certain football players whose chins seem to be connected directly to their shoulders. But in this case, “no neck” means something slightly different. The NeoBurr carbide from Microcopy was designed unlike most carbide burs, which typically have a two-piece construction that can lead to weaknesses and...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Although it was many years ago, I distinctly remember the day my braces went on. Funny thing is, I don’t remember the day they came off. However, I can still see ghost-white markings where some of the bands and brackets were attached. No offense to my orthodontist, who was probably using the best tools at the time, but I’d prefer to not have...

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