Razor Sculpt Trimming & Finishing Carbide
Axis | SybronEndo
Razor Sculpt enables 1-step trimming and finishing with a unique blade profile that produces an exceptionally smooth surface.
Axis | SybronEndo's Razor Sculpt trimming and finishing carbide responds to a feather-light touch, producing an exceptionally smooth surface. Specialized blade profiles incorporating optimize rake and relief angles produce a clean finish while clearing excess materials away quickly.
The blade's unique design enables cutting without gouging or striations, and according to the manufacturer, Razor Sculpt finishes cool, reducing potential damage to tooth structure. Razor Sculpt is available in safe-end tapered, long-flame, and football shapes.
Ten dentists evaluated the Razor Sculpt trimming and finishing carbide for this Dental Product Shopper review. They commented on and rated such features as cutting consistency, ease of use, and surface finish.
Cutting Consistency and Ease of Use
The optimized blade profile of the Razor Sculpt enables quick, clean, chatter-free cutting while the 1-step finishing system reduces chair time.
Cutting consistency was rated by 9 of the 10 evaluators; excellent by 7, very good by 1, and fair by 1. When asked about ease of use, 6 evaluators rated it as excellent, 3 rated it as very good, and 1 rated it as good.
One dentist noted that the bur 'cuts more aggressively than I'm used to,' another called it 'very solid' A third evaluator said, 'The cutting was awesome,' and a fourth added, 'This bur cuts fast and smooth.' A dentist who gave Razor Sculpt an overall rating of very good reported 'very fast removal of composite' and another dentist, who rated it as excellent, cited 'very efficient cutting consistency,' calling it a 'very high-quality, efficient bur.'
Razor Sculpt's unique cutting path carves an exceptionally smooth surface. According to the manufacturer, when compared the carbide to other trimming and finishing burs, the finishes created with the Razor Sculpt were 38% smoother than those achieved with a standard 12-fluted finishing carbide.
Of the 9 dentists who evaluated surface finish, 6 rated it as excellent, 2 rated it as very good, and 1 rated it as good. Chatter/vibration was rated as excellent by 7 evaluators and as very good by 2. Only one of the evaluators said the surface finish 'looks chattered.'
Another evaluator said he 'liked the final finish I achieved using this product, adding that Razor Sculpt was 'very smooth, with no chatter.' This same evalutor went on to rate his overall satisfaction as very good.
'In the past, I've been frustrated using carbides, since they would dull very quickly on the composite. When this would happen, they would chatter and ruin the finish, making it worse rather than better,' said a dentist that with 12 years of experience who practices in Missouri.
He continued, 'With Razor Sculpt, I was able to use a light touch in an electric handpiece and get a smooth contour with no chatter after several uses.' This evaluator rated Razor Sculpt as excellent overall.
A Florida dentist who rated all features as excellent said, 'The football shape was very good for shaping and finishing occlusal surfaces, leaving them very smooth.'
However, when asked for suggestions about potential improvements to the Razor Sculpt trimming and finishing carbide, 5 of the evaluators suggested that more bur shapes would be helpful.
Overall satisfaction with Razor Sculpt was rated as excellent by 4 evaluators, as very good by 5, and as fair by 1. Nine of the evaluators said they would definitely or probably purchase Razor Sculpt and recommend it to colleagues.
One dentist evaluator, in practice for 12 years, reported a 'superb finish and considerably reduced polishing time,' adding that he would definitely purchase and recommend the bur to colleagues in the dental profession.
'I enjoyed using this bur, said a North Carolina dentist in practice for 15 years, who then added, 'It was so easy to adjust due to the quality of the product.'
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