Carbide Burs Vs. Neodiamond

Neodiamond Burs have a variety of uses, including crown preparation, shaping composite restorations, preparing sites for restorative materials and smoothing bone in surgical sites prior to closure. One advantage is that they do not tend to catch and tear the soft tissues as do most other burs. The flat end cylinder burs are particularly useful for smoothing bone. A selection of grits allows for progressive refinement of the area you are working on. Neodiamond Burs tend to have a much longer useful life than Carbide Burs. This selection represents the most popular shapes in veterinary dentistry.

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Friction Grip/Surgical Length Burs

Many types of burs are available. The cross-cut fissure bur (699, 699L, 700, 700L, 701, 701L, 702, 703) is a good all-purpose bur that can be used to section teeth and gain endodontic access. It is also useful as a general purpose bur. The round bur (1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) is used to gain endodontic access, to prepare cavities and to mark the cutting depth in crown preparation. The pear-shaped bur (329, 330, 331, 331L, 332, 332L, 333L) is used for root canal access and for undercutting dentin.

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