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Dental Instruments: How Dental Burs Assist with Atraumatic Tooth Extractions


As background dental burs are a type of burr (cutter) used in a hand piece by a dentist. The first burs were made of stainless steel and were available in only a few simple head shapes, which later advanced with the introduction of carbide burs and diamond points. With the introduction of diamond points, the shapes of burs that are available to today's dentist have also evolved to a greater extent from what was available in the past.

Burs are usually made of diamond or tungsten carbide. In general, burs have three components or parts which are the shank, neck and the head. The blades of a bur are contained in the head, which are used to remove material. These blades can be manufactured to be positioned at several different angles in order to change the property of the bur. Blades with a more obtuse angle will produce a negative rake angle that increases the strength and longevity of the bur, while those that have more acute angles will produce a positive rake angle and a sharper blade. The more acute angled and sharper blades tend to dull at a faster pace than the more obtuse angled blades.

Burs come in various shapes, including, but not limited to round, inverted cone, straight fissure, tapered fissure, and pear-shaped burs. In the past, to increase cutting efficiency, there were additional cuts across the blades of burs known as cross cuts, but the benefit of such cuts has been minimized with the advent of high-speed hand pieces that dentists use today in their practices.

There are many different burs, which are tracked in numbering systems including a U.S. system and a numbering system used by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Since burs are utilized worldwide, a single standard numbering system that gives a unique specification for each bur across the world is mandatory. The existing systems have tried to achieve the goal of simplifying the numbering, but the reality is that it is complex to memorize and ultimately not the best for practical usage by dentists.

As discussed in "Biochemistry Using Dental Extraction Forceps", the Physics Forceps utilize a unique beak and bumper™ design in which the beak is placed on the lingual aspect of the tooth or root (even if bad teeth, rotted, etc.). In performing atraumatic extraction, Dr. Golden used specific burs that he loved for a number of years, but the company was acquired and no longer makes such burs. After buying the company's remaining burs and searching for a long time to find similar burs from dental supplies companies without any luck, he ultimately worked with another manufacturer to design burs that work better than those he had used for many years.

As a result, Golden Dental Solutions now offers three dental burs specifically designed to be used as ancillary armamentarium to the Physics Forceps during tooth extraction. Each of these burs are used regularly by Dr. Richard Golden to simplify the atraumatic extraction process with the Physics Forceps.

The burs offered are as follows -
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Dental Bur G-701 - Long Flamed Shaped Diamond Dental Bur

The Long Flamed Shaped Diamond Dental Bur is indicated to create a trench on the lingual side of the tooth to establish a better purchase point for the beak of the Physics Forceps. The cutting surface of the bur creates a groove in the tooth so the beak of the Physics Forceps has a firm purchase point.
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Dental Bur G-702 - Short Flamed Shaped Diamond Bur

The Short Flamed Shaped Diamond Dental Bur is indicated to create a trench on the lingual side of the tooth to establish a better purchase point for the beak of the Physics Forceps. The cutting surface of the bur creates a groove in the tooth so the beak of the Physics Forceps has a firm purchase point.

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Dental Bur G-709 - Carbide Finishing Bur

The Carbide Finishing Bur. These burs are not sold by your typical dental supplies or dental instruments representative from companies such as Hu-Friedy or Henry Schein, these are only offered by Golden Dental Solutions.

Learn more and eliminate tooth extraction frustration forever at www.physicsforceps.com and by calling 1-877-987-2284. Atraumatic extractions have never been easier.

Golden Dental Solutions (formerly known as GoldenMisch).

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