Tungsten Carbide Burs

16th, January 2023

Tungsten Carbide Burs from J&S Davis

  • What are Tungsten Carbide Burs & what are they used for?
  • How do they compare to Steel & Diamond Dental Burs?
  • A look into Hager & Meisinger’s range of expert precision Tungsten Carbide Burs

J&S Davis is a leading distributor of a wide range of dental equipment, products and accessories from a variety of global, trusted manufacturers. With our years of experience operating within the dental industry, we only source and offer the best quality and performance products and instruments. One of the categories of dental equipment and accessories we stock and distribute is tungsten carbide burs.

What are Tungsten Carbide Burs & How do They Compare to Other Types of Dental Burs?

Tungsten carbide burs, also known as just carbide burs, are a piece of dental equipment manufactured using tungsten carbide. This material is three times stronger than steel and can also withstand high temperatures, meaning the longevity of these dental burs is drastically increased in comparison to steel alternatives. Due to their sturdiness, these burs maintain their sharpness for longer, minimising replacement costs whilst also making them highly efficient cutting tools. In comparison to diamond burs which grind the patient’s teeth, tungsten carbide burs cut and chip away at the tooth, allowing for a smoother, more seamless finish.

Tungsten carbide burs are often used for the removal of, cutting and polishing of hard oral tissues, including tooth and bone. They are most often used in surgical procedures such as removing old fillings, shaping bone and preparing cavities for fillings. Due to their strength, carbide burs can also be used on a wide variety of materials, including acrylics, gold and silver, making them suited to a more extensive range of dental procedures and practices. Whilst they produce less vibration and noise than a diamond dental bur, they find it difficult to cut through lithium disilicate and zirconia. However, carbide instruments are the perfect choice if you are cutting through metals, as diamond burs are more likely to overheat and become dull.

Hager & Meisinger’s Tungsten Carbide Burs:

J&S Davis stock and distribute a market-leading range of tungsten carbide burs from the world-renowned Hager & Meisinger, who are leading developers and manufacturers of high-tech rotating dental and medical instruments and equipment. All of the Meisinger tungsten carbide burs are made out of high-density fine-grain carbide for optimised performance and increased service life. Their range is known for their precision, stability and functional design, which allows for fast cutting and outstanding results.

Meisinger’s range of expert tungsten carbide burs are available in a selection of different shapes, all available in multiple sizes to ensure you have the exact dental bur you need for your procedure. Below is a brief overview of the uses of all of the available tungsten carbide burs:

TC Amalgam – Amalgam Removal
TC Cone – Cavity Preparation
TC Crown Cutter – Hard Precious Metals & Non-Precious Metal Alloys
TC Cylinder – Cavity Preparation
TC Dome Fissure – Amalgam Removal, Cutting Metals, Drilling & Perforating
TC Finishing Bur – Finishing Restorations
TC Flat Fissure – Amalgam Removal, Cutting Metals, Drilling & Perforating
TC Implant – Implant Bur
TC Lab Bur – Delicate & Difficult Trimming of Hard Alloys & Acrylics
TC Magician – Cut Metals, Amalgam, Acrylics & Ceramics
TC Pear – Cavity Preparation
TC Round – Excavating & High Cutting Efficiency
TC Surgical Bur Cutter – Tungsten Carbide Surgical instruments for conservative surgical bone treatment, cutting of hard tooth substance, axial penetration of bone
TC Surgical Bur Round – Surgical Bur
TC Tapered Fissure – Often used for Crown Removal

Unsure which Meisinger tungsten carbide bur is right for your specific dental applications and procedural needs? J&S Davis has a team of dental experts available to advise you on the best solution and instrument for your exact needs.

For more information on any of the Hager & Meisinger Tungsten Carbide Burs that we stock and distribute, please call our team of experts on 01438 747344. Or click here to contact us at J&S Davis.

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