Diamond Burs What you need to know to get the most out of diamond burs in your practice.
By Renee Knight, Editor
Just like with many dental products, there is no shortage of diamond burs on the market for new dentists to choose from. It can be difficult to determine which option is best for your practice, and then once you do, how to get the most out of your selection.
it’s faster,” Simon said. “That makes their experience much more enjoyable. They also get more predictable results. Tooth preps are as much science and engineering as they are an art. Doctors want a tool that’s going to meet their expectations after each use.” So how can you get the most out of your diamond burs? Follow these tips:
Keep in mind that purchasing the right diamond burs, whether single or multi-use, offers many benefits, including faster, more efficient cutting and an enhanced patient experience. Diamonds are the hardest material available, and can grind the tooth away for a controlled reduction, said Joe Simon, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Premier, North American distributor of the Two Striper multi-use diamond bur and the Solo Diamond pre-sterilized single-use bur. “The benefit for the patient is it allows for a smooth, efficient cut, so
Try different options. It took The New Dentist™ magazine advisory board member Dr. Aaron Layton a few years to find the burs that worked best for him. Everybody cuts differently and everybody uses different handpieces, he said, so what might work well for one dentist wouldn’t necessarily be the best choice for another. Dr. Layton, who tends to prefer the NeoDiamond single-use bur from Microcopy, suggests trying different shapes, lengths and sizes until you find one that fits your style.
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Published on Dec 6, 2017