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Syndent Dental Burs

Syndent dental burs includes special burs you can confidently use in dental clinic and laboratory.  Syndent is a professional dental burs manufacturer in China.

We develop all types of burs in dentistry from different materials. Our production covers carbide burs dental and diamond bur.

We also have rubber polisher, stone bur, brush and diamond disc and other burs for dental purpose. Therefore, you can have bewildering types of dental burs here.

For your own use, you can only use the appropriate dental drill burs. For the distributor or wholesaler, you can choose several that suit your various business needs.

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HP shank carbide dental burs used in the laboratory for dental technicians

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Ceramic dental burs with HP shank used in the laboratory for dental technicians

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HP carbide dental burs are suitable for all low-speed straight handpiece with 2.35mm diameter.

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Diamond dental burs are ideal for the technicians in your laboratory

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Embedded the diamond throughout the entire dental burs instead of just on the surface

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Diamond was coated on the steel body for the clinic or surgical purpose

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Right angle carbide dental burs, overall 22mm length, used in contra angle low speed handpiece

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Latch type shank, total length 26mm with 2.35mm diameter surgical carbide dental burs

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19mm length of carbide dental burs used in high-speed handpiece for clinic

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25mm length of friction grip carbide surgical dental burs for clinic applications

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Carbide trimming & finishing dental burs for a better smoothing during the preparation and restoration

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FG shank with 23mm, 25mm, 28mm length suitable for extraction and root canal procedures

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FG shank carbide or diamond burs are specially designed for crown cutting including metal and zirconia, etc.

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Latch type carbide troughing burs is designed for the deeper troughing procedures

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High speed carbide scaling dental burs are ideal for teeth scaling and cleaning

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RA shank ceramic bonded diamond dental burs mainly used for zirconia materials

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Coated diamond discs for a fast cutting in the dental laboratory

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HP shank diamond stone dental burs are extremely for zirconia cutting and grinding

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HP shank diamond impregnated rubber polisher is great for porcelain and zirconia

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Rubber bonded abrasive polisher used for pre-polishing acrylic, porcelain and metals.

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Dental reinforced separating disc is best for cutting cobalt chrome, non-precious metal and precious alloys.

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HP shank stone dental burs used in a straight handpiece for good finishing on composite and metals

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Both HP and RA shank polishing brush is suitable for dental industry and jewelry making

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Twist polishing brush is suitable for fine finishing the precious and non-precious metal alloys.

Why Syndent Dental Burs

Syndent dental burs provides you various ways to cut hard tissue, denture, bone or process teeth. You can cut, shape and polish hard tissues of your patient with our burs dental instruments.

Depending on the procedure you intend to undertake on your patient, Syndent produces a huge range. Our surgical length dental burrs can grind away enamel and bone besides hard tissue.

With diamond bur instruments, you can use to reduce the tooth structures. They best suit crown and procedures related to veneer. You achieve tremendous accuracy with a faster and smoother cut.

As a dentist, you can use Syndent dental carbide burs for smoothening down your patient’s tooth structures. They provide a formidable finish. With different shapes, grit sizes and bur diameter, our dental bits makes procedures easy and faster.

In terms of performance, Syndent dental burs provides remarkable results. Our dental drill burs feature quality materials to provide sharp cutting execution.

No matter the great quality, we provide cost-effective burs used in dentistry. You can always find the most competitive dental burs prices from Syndent.

At Syndent, all our dental burs online have 100% guaranteed after-sales services. In case you face challenges with our product, Syndent customer care representatives can answer to your call. We can provide solutions to your problem in the shortest time possible.

All of the official dental bur orders we supply you with have the same description we provide. Because we always strive to have a formidable reputation, we provide honest services and not fraud. In the process, we make great friends because of our truthfulness in all business transactions.

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Syndent will check the raw material specifications of dental burs before production.

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Syndent automatically brazes dental burs with silver in a low temperature.

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We must make the dental burs jumping test after brazing. The tolerance is less than 0.1mm

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Syndent examines the shank hardness of dental burs after brazing, and tests the bending strength

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Solid dental burs need a shaping process from the carbide rod materials

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Syndent CNC grinds the dental burs teeth after the tests approved

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Syndent polishes the dental burs shaft, and its brazing position

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Syndent makes your logo on the dental burs, and stick your own label on the case.



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  • Syndent has all the popular carbide cutters and shapes. Succeed in helping many customers save costs in the past decades.

  • Range from the dental laboratory to clinic purpose. Either a dental technician or dental doctor could find what you demand here.

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Your Best Supplier of Dental Burs

Syndent remains liable to your service as part of our long-term steady growth. Consequently, we offer a lifetime warranty to our dental burs.

In the process of application, the ideal dental bit incurs quality issues, Syndent can immediately replace. This applies to all products including shoulder bur dental, ceramic dental burs, carbide dental bur, etc. We can quickly solve your problems.

Syndent always has an eye-catching design for your convenience. You could have different color coding of dental burs as you wish.

The dental burs color coding is helpful for you to pick out the exact one easily without mistakes. You just concentrate on the workpiece you are grinding on.

At Syndent, we pay a lot of attention to planning the careers of our employees. We also hold fast to people-oriented philosophy.

Thus, our highly knowledgeable engineers manufacture dental burs that compete at the highest level in the industry.

Our employees provide great teamwork and we embrace the wealthy experience they have accumulated over the years. Thus, you always have excellent dental burs made by our experienced guys.

We have manufactured quality abrasives for many years and have rich experience. If in need of other abrasives, Syndent can help you with the purchase. This can largely reduce your sourcing expenses.

Besides dental burs, you can also buy from us nail drill bits, die grinder bits, pedicure drill bits, etc.

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Dental Burs: A Complete FAQ Guide

As a dental professional or a supplier, you need high-quality burs. They can help you meet the needs of your work as a dentist. But, on the other hand, you can build a solid customer base to supply the dental burs.

It means you need to look for professional dental burs manufacturers. Therefore, we dedicate this complete guide specifically to you.

What are Dental Burs?

Dental burs are professional quality tools you can use to cut hard tissues, including tooth and bone. Manufacturers can design dental burs from various materials, including steel, carbide, or diamond. Sometimes you can find those created from ceramic materials.

We have a bewildering scope of dental burs in a given dental catalogue. However, in chief dental applications, you need just a few of the burs.

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Different Types of Dental burs

Dental burs have changed the way dentists perform tasks on patient’s teeth.  Also, they help laboratory technicians in designing and manufacturing dentures and crowns. They have become vital tools in the world that dentists must-have for most dental treatments and procedures.

The burs provide functions such as grinding, cutting, removing soft and hard tissue, etc. In addition, their design makes them compatible with rotary dental handpieces for faster and more efficient dental operations.

Besides manufacturers designing various burs from various materials, they also come in different shapes and sizes. The intention focuses on the burs suiting other tasks and procedures in dentistry. With bewildering assorted options, you can find it hard to make the right choice.

How do Dental Burs Work?

The rudimental design of a dental bur includes three parts: head, neck, and shank. They have a similar approach as other burrs like stainless steel carbide burr, etc.

In most cases of burs, the head has eight blades in total. It produces the cutting action through a rotary motion when attached to a rotary handpiece.

The shank appears large and is what you attach to a handpiece to gear up its functionality. The neck joins the head and the shaft together.

In manufacturing burs dental instruments, manufacturers position the blades at certain degree angles. Therefore, it gives the ideal bur a different property.

Generally, Syndent manufactures dental burs with negative rake angles.

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Design of a Dental Bur

However, we have those designed with positive rake angles. Dentists use them mainly to cut soft materials like acrylics. They remove materials during cutting, preventing clogging of the tool with chips from a workpiece.

When the bur blade has an extremely steep rake angle, it can quickly destroy the tooth subsurface. A decreased rake angle provides a gentler exploit.

The life of dental burs can decrease because of an acute angle of cutting tips. However, it has reduced surplus subsurface damage on occurrence on a specific tooth.

The angle, teeth positioning, and shape of the bur head ascertain what you can use the bur.

Which Materials Do Dental Burs Have?

Dental burs can have different materials to suit specific functions. For example, dental burs can have diamond, tungsten carbide, steel, stainless steel, rubber, stone, ceramic materials, etc.

Out of the three parts of the bur, the head acts as the major component of the tool. The shank usually takes the steel material with the head taking various materials which determines the type of the bur.

3 parts of a dental bur

Parts of a Dental Bur

Each material composition in a dentistry bur provides certain advantages and disadvantages. For example, steel doesn’t last long and can rust easily. Thus, it makes it a poor material choice for burs. Nonetheless, its wear rate in association with a cutting edge vastly reduces when operated at lower speeds.

Although we have other factors that can lead to corrosion, sterilization plays a significant role.

Stainless steel executes a minimal efficient slicing edge compared to carbon steel. However, it provides better corrosion resistance. Therefore, you can easily afford stainless steel, especially when considered single-use or classified as disposable burs in dentistry.

What Factors Influence The Application of Dental Burs?

Dental burs pose as vital instruments dentists need in their routine tooth procedures.

Dentists use them in boring a tooth enamel or cleaning and removing plaque from the tooth’s surface. They also provide cutting and grinding functions on both hard and soft tissue.

Dental technicians use it in the laboratory to arrange dental materials.

For fast, efficient, and effective dental tasks, you must attach dental burs to dental handpieces.

Depending on the material used to make them, dental burs can perform differently, as seen earlier.

Dental burs can perform differently based on their shapes. A specific form defines the function of a given bur instrument.

Also, you can have a specific dentistry bur that has the same shape. However, it might have a different grain thickness in another way. For example, dental burs come in different grain thicknesses to meet specific procedures on tissue.

The use of dental burs can also differ depending on the diameter of the tip. It implies that we have dental burs for sale with a similar shape model but different sizes.

For example, a ball bur can take different sizes for suitability purposes depending on where you intend to use it. Smaller-sized burs provide detailed work like cleaning the incipient caries point. Dental burs with larger diameters can perform surgery or prostheses functions.

Based on the above review, we find that dental burs provide more than a single-use. It all depends on many factors stated here.

When Should You Use Diamond Dental Burs in Dentistry?

The diamond variant represents the best dental burs that offer quality and precise work in dentistry. Dental Burs Manufacturers incorporate several layers of (diamond) carbon powder on the working part through a galvanizing technique.

Dentists often use them in grinding away the tooth tissue, in this case, the enamel. But, most importantly, you need them when you need an extreme precision cut on a tooth.

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Grinding a Tooth with Dental Burs

How Do You Clean Dental Burs?

Dentists use dental burs in clinical dentistry to perform various procedures. Some include accessing cavity preparation, crown reduction, and caries excavation. Laboratory technicians also use them for dentures and crowns.

During such procedures, the burs can contaminate saliva, necrotic tissue, blood, and specific pathogens.

If not cleaned well, dental burs can act as carriers of infectious diseases in a dental orifice. Therefore, like any other dental tool, you should clean dental burs after every use.

For the best efficiency of dental burs and assured completion of tasks well, you should clean them.

In regular dental practice, you need thorough sterilization and disinfection of the different types of dental burs. Thus, it can help in preventing cross-transmission of infectious diseases.

Soaking the burs in readily available commercial disinfections, manual cleaning, and the use of ultrasonic bath proves effective.

We have different ways of keeping dental burs clean. Some of them depend on whether it is carbide, steel, ceramic, or diamond.

To clean diamond dental burs, you can use a cleaning stone. The cleaning stone is an excellent abrasive that cleans out char and debris in a diamond bur. It doesn’t wear down the bur very much.

To clean the diamond dental bur using a cleaning stone, you must place the handpiece at high speed.

Turn the engraver to full rotational speed, then lightly touch the bur in a cleaning stone multiple times.

The process cleans the diamond dental bur very quickly. Ensure that you don’t force the bur into your cleaning stone. You only need a light touch.

You can alternatively use ultrasonic cleaning. Using the ultrasonic method has proved an effective and sure way to clean dental and other burs.

First, you insert the dental bur in a holder (or block) to avoid damage. Then a cycle of not less than 10 minutes applies using the enzymatic cleaner. Then rinse with cold water for close to 2 minutes.

Ultrasonic cleaning effectively removes dried blood or saliva from the burs to enhance personal dental safety.

Before cleaning the dental bur, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

How Many Types of Shanks Can Dental Burs Have?

A shank makes up the extended part of a specific dental bur. Shanks come with different ends compatible with various handpieces. They also have extreme lengths to allow a perfect fit to available handpieces.

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Types of Dental Burs Shanks

There are three types of shanks: long straight (HP), Latch-type (RA), and the Friction Grip (FG).

Long Straight (HP) Shank

Long Straight HP shank

Long Straight HP Shank

Dental burs with long straight shanks can suit slow-speed handpieces. In most cases, they apply to diamond cutting discs.

They have large-sized shanks and are very straight in appearance. Dentists also use them in surgical operations.

Latch-type (RA) Shank

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RA Type Dental Bur

The latch-type generally measures 20mm long and 2.35mm in diameter. It can fit in low-speed and contra-angle handpieces.

RA shanks type of burs has similar shapes as those of Friction Grip shanks.

Friction Grip (FG) Shank

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FG Shank

Friction grip type of shanks applies for both diamond and tungsten carbide head dental burs. Their design makes them suitable to fit on high-speed handpieces. Like the Latch-type, Friction Grip shanks come with 20mm length and 1.6mm diameter. Manufacturers produce them in a range of options.

What Kind of Dental Bur Shank Fits on Low-Speed Straight Handpiece?

The long straight shank (HP) types of burs used in dentistry perfectly fit a low-speed handpiece. Low-speed handpieces go by the names contra-angles or straight pieces. Once you remove the contra-angles, the HP type of dental burs fits perfectly.

Can You Reuse Dental Burs?

Some manufacturers can design single-use dental burs for specific reasons. Such burs come in different packs and feature various patterns.

Non-reusable dental burs usually have instructions displayed that you should not reuse but dispose of after use.

However, you can confidently use dental burs for more than a single operation. It requires good care and correct use. Always the right bur for the dedicated application. It enhances long service life and fantastic performance as you save on labor costs and time.

How Do Cutting Dental Burs and Finishing Dental Burs Differ?

Operative (Cutting) dental burs feature deeper and wider cutting edges that allow more excellent aggressive enamel cutting. They usually take the straight blades or crosscut design.

Trimming or finishing dental burs consists of extra compact blades. They appear a bit shallower hence suitable for making more refined finishes or polishing.

Can You Use Finishing Dental Burs to Cut Enamel?

Finishing burs generally finish restorations and apply in soft tissue re-contouring, odontoplasty, and enameloplasty procedures.

You use them to put final touches on the dental restorations. Whether directly positioned composites or indirectly placed crowns as well as bridges.

In a nutshell, finishing burs may not provide the best results in cutting enamel. They however can apply the final finishing touches. The burs can easily damage the composite, particularly the enamel surface. It includes parts that have non-rounded angles, non-rounded flat ends, and pointed cutting edges.

What Types of Dental Burs Do We Commonly Use As Finishing Burs?

Finishing dental burs are ideal in soft-tissue re-countering, finishing restorations, odontoplasty, and enameloplasting functions.

They come with either 12 or 30 blades with diamond or tungsten carbide heads and in various shapes.

Finishing dental burs also come in greenstone for amalgam and white stone for composite procedures.

How Do You Hold Dental Drill Burs?

When working on a workpiece with a dental bur, you need a dental drill (handpiece). It is the dental drill that you hold in your hand and not the dental bur itself.

You need a very stable technique of holding the dental drill. For the anterior tooth preparation as well as finishing direct composites, your thumb stabilization defines the outcome.

Hold the dental drill in your palm as it provides a powerful grip. Do not hold the bur and the handpiece at the same time.

What Are The Different Types of Dental Burs?

The market holds a comprehensive collection of dental burs, with each providing certain advantages over the other. Some offer better execution over others in specific capacities.

To succeed in your practice economically, you need to make the right choice from the wide selection available.

We categorize types of dental burs in terms of material composition. Therefore, it benefits the buyer to know the different types to understand where and when to use them.

The following comprises the various types of dental burs available on the market.

Diamond dental burs

Most dentists all over the world use diamond dental burs, mostly with high-speed rotary handpieces. With a diamond bur instrument, a dentist can quickly grind off hard tissues like bone or enamel.

Diamond dental burs leave a rough surface upon impact. The diamond itself is an extremely tough metal on earth. It means dental burs made from the material can give a remarkable performance. Besides, you can achieve a powerful and sharp cut without exerting a lot of pressure on a workpiece.

Formed through a bond of small diamond particles onto a substrate, they often come in a friction grip shank.

Manufacturers design diamond dental burs specifically to lower tooth structures. Dentists often use them in procedures related to veneer and crown. With the high-quality build, a diamond bur dental instrument can offer tremendous accuracy. In addition, it produces a faster and smoother cut.

However, diamond dental burs may not provide a remarkable service life than some made from particular materials. In addition, with regular sterilization of diamond burs, they lose their cutting effectiveness faster.

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Diamond Dental Burs

Tungsten Carbide Dental Burs

Tungsten carbide burs provide excellent precision in executing all the tasks on different workpieces. In terms of hardness, they come next to diamond burs and are three times better than steel.

Dentists use tungsten carbide burs in smoothing down tooth structures, leaving an excellent finish. Lab technicians also use them in grinding, shaping, and finishing when designing dentures and crowns.

You can find tungsten carbide burs in both FG and RA shanks. In most cases, dentists may use them in trimming or finishing composite reconstructions.

On the price side, you’ll find them highly-priced than steel dental burs. It, however, comes with the advantage of long working life.

With dental burs designed from tungsten carbide, you encounter slight vibration or chatter than other types. Also, they tend to escalate minimal debris when in use on any material surface.

With tungsten carbide burs, only the head comprises carbide material. Therefore, it simply implies that the shank has steel components.

In a nutshell, tungsten carbide dental burs help make cavities for ready fillings, shapes bones, and removes old fillings.

Steel Dental Burs

Steel dental burs are pretty flexible and can retain their edges. So when you think of value, steel burs come into the picture.

Dentists use them to remove dentin as well as for cavity preparation. You’ll often find them with the latch-type RA shaft. Besides, they possess extreme resistance to breaking and chipping. However, steel dental burs tend to dull away faster in comparison to tungsten carbide. Also, they can easily rust.

Ceramic Dental Burs

Unlike other dental burs, ceramic burs don’t conduct a lot of heat. Thus, it becomes easier to preserve the integrity of specific acrylic pieces that require adjustment.

Ceramic burs also remain the best option for fine-tuning thermoplastics. A more excellent cutting can quickly reduce the risks of potential burns when replacing the burs.

Ceramic burs come from ceramic materials, and manufacturers make them ideal for cutting hard tissue.

In general, dental burs can perform the following:

  • Preparing cavities for fillings
  • Shapes the bone for a dental implant surgery
  • Removes old fillings from a tooth
  • Cuts metal fillings
  • Removing crown for an endo procedure
  • Trimming of the tooth
  • Milling CAM/CAD
  • Fine finishing
  • Polishing
  • Precise shaping
  • Cutting and grinding porcelain or zirconia
  • Preparing and placing of crowns as well as veneers.

What Are Acrylic Dental Burs?

Acrylic laboratory dental burs help dentists and technicians to manipulate acrylic materials. Such materials include partials, custom trays, dentures, etc.

Syndent manufactures acrylic dental burs from the highest quality materials that offer durability and precision in cutting.

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Acrylic Dental Burs

Where Should You Use 557 Dental Burs?

The 557 dental bur provides an aggressive cut. Therefore, it represents an excellent bur instrument used in fast pulpal and gingival walls of the second class amalgam preparations.

It includes a meticulously designed blade formation, spiral angulation, flute depth, and rake angle. Together with specially formulated raw materials provides an effective cutting execution of Syndent 557 dental burs.

Syndent dental burs can offer a very efficient and effective cutting rate and performance. As a result, you can achieve premium performance on all popular procedures.

Our 557 dental burs feature premium fine-grain carbide that produces immensely sharper blades. In addition, they last longer than low coarser grain carbide.

Blades made with fine-grain tungsten carbide can retain the shape even when they wear.

What Design is the 33 1/2 Dental Bur?

33 1/2 dental burs take the shape of an inverted cone. You can have 33 1/2 FG, 33 1/2 HP, or 33 1/2 RA. Our burs are concentric and allow minor fracture and vibration.

Dentists and laboratory technicians use faster material reduction like porcelain, amalgam, tooth structure, and metal.

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33 1/2 Dental Bur

What Are 245 Dental Burs?

245 dental burs suggest multi-purpose burs used in dentistry that comes in different head diameters. Their functions include smoothing occlusal walls and dropping proximal boxes of class II amalgam preparations.

Designed with sharp blades and carefully built flute depth, rake angle, and quality material, they deliver efficient cutting action.

How Do We Number Dental Burs?

In 1891, SS White became the first company that introduced the numbering system as they made their first dental burs. It made other companies adopt the same numbering system without further modification until 1955.

The American dental association (ADA) introduced the nomenclature style with few modifications. As a result, it remains the system manufacturers use universally up to date.

Dental burs appeared in groups of 9 shapes and 11 sizes. However, there were additions of ¼ and ½ co-options after the introduction of smaller instruments.

Earlier burs featured straight-cutting blade edges. Thus, after introducing crosscut burs, we had the inclusion of number 500 to the original designation. Also, we had the addition of 900 to the existing designation end cutting burs.

The original numbering system brought in by SS White appears easy for practical application. Therefore, ADA size numbers looked the same for most burs, unlike 245 and 271. They had 330L and 171 designations, respectively.

This system only confines Tungsten carbide and SS dental burs. Diamond burs don’t feature in this original system.

ISO Specification 6360

The ISO provided a numbering system suitable for dental burs in 1979. They issue the 15 digits to describe a specific bur. Every three digits represent a particular framework in a given bur. Therefore, the 15 digits for the specific bur provides details of the bur on five different views.

The first three digits denote the type of material on a cutting head. For example, 330 specifies SS cutting head. Designation 550 identifies a tungsten carbide bur, while 806 and 807 stand for diamond dental drill burs.

806 and 807 dental follow electroplating and sintering manufacturing processes, respectively.

The immediate three digits specify the bur’s shank. Digits 103, 104, and 105 indicate straight handpiece dental burs. Such burs have a diameter of 2.35mm with differing shank lengths of 34mm, 44mm, and 65mm sequentially.

124 represents a shank with a 3mm diameter that suits laboratory functions. 202, 204, 205, and 206 exemplify the latch-type contra-angle rotary tool dental burs. The 202 stands for the shank length (16mm). 204 measures 22mm while 205 for 26mm. 206 has a shank length of 34mm, and 204 comes as the most common shank representation.

The most frequently applied friction grip dental burs fall within 313, 314, 315, and 316. They feature a 1.6m shank diameter. In this matter, 313 represents 16mm shank length and 314 for 19mm, the most regularly applied type. 315 and 316 stand for 21 mm and 25 mm, respectively.

The third three-digit set exhibits the cutting head shape. 001 represents a round-shaped head, 010 an inverted cone, 107 a cylindrical-shaped head, and 168 a conical head. 237 depicts a pear-shaped head, 243 flame-shaped, 260 bud-shaped, 284 torpedo-shaped, and 303 lens-shaped.

The fourth one applies specifically to diamond points. They exemplify diamond instrument’s grit size.

494 designation represents a super fine (15 microns), 504 extra fine (30 microns), and 514 fine (50 microns). 524 represents 100-120 microns for medium grit and 534 for 135 to 140 microns for coarse grit. 544 represents 180 microns for extra-coarse. If it is not a diamond point bur, then 000 applies.

With this system of numbering, each denotes a specific bur shape and head diameter. The details appear in only two or three numbers. It makes it a crucial purpose for this numbering system to remain popular than the ISO system. The ISO system features a total of 15 digits that gives information on the burs.

ISO System

This numbering system tries to provide a specific number that has 15 digits to a single bur. But, unfortunately, it looks like a very cumbersome way of describing a bur.

The information includes the shank length, form, and cutting head material composition. In the case of a diamond point, it shows the grit coarseness and the shape of the head.

However, many regard this system as essential in giving the buyer enough information about a specific dental bur. But, it sounds hard to memorize the 15 digits and understand what each represents.

ISO System of naming dental burs

ISO System of Naming Dental Burs

Proposed New Conventionalized System

To solve issues that exist with the current systems, we have a proposed formulation of a new system. It aims at making reading descriptive but straightforward and realistic in application.

Instead of using numbers for the parameters provided, we have an amalgamation of numbers and alphabets. Hence, the user doesn’t need to memorize the parameters, making everything easy.

Latest Nomenclature

In this system, the initial two letters specify the bur shape as the first criterion. RD indicates a round bur, BD bud-shaped bur, PR pear-shaped bur, and SF straight fissure bur. FS denotes football-shaped bur, EC end-cutting bur, and EB endo bur.

The second parameter indicates a maximum head diameter. The diameter displayed in mm features a multiple of 10, making it a whole number. For example, 0.5 to 5, 0.6 to 6, and more.

The third indicates the maximum bur head length. The value undergoes conversion to a whole number too. We multiply it with ten and comes immediately after the previous figure, then a space to separate them. Examples include 1.2 to 12, 3 to 30, and so on.

The fourth criterion indicates the material of a cutting head. In this way, an alphabet D for Diamond, C for Carbide, and S for steel.

In the case of the friction grip bur, we have an addition of FG to the identification. For the case of short-shank friction grip dental bur, we include SS ahead of the cutting head material. The long-shank friction grip dental bur consists of the IS suffix before the cutting head material.

Consider a straight fissure diamond bur with 1.2mm head diameter, 3.0mm head length, and a regular FG grip shank. We designate it as just SF 12 30 DFG.

The same bur with a shorter shank takes a designation of SF 12 30 SS DFG. On the flip side, a long shank bur takes SF 12 30 IS DFG designation.

With the latch type bur, we add LH immediately after the designation. For the straight handpiece bur, we add SH.

Consider an inverted cone carbide dental bur that has 1.2mm as a maximum head diameter and 1mm head length. If it has the latch-type shank, it features the IC 12 10 CLH designation.

We have particular types of burs in dentistry, like the endo access type that combines two head shapes. We designate EB for the shape of the head with a maximum head diameter of the two forms used. The total length of the head then follows like EB 12 40 DFG. With end-cutting burs used in dentistry, the head length doesn’t matter.

How Do You Identify Cutting Dental Burs?

You can quickly identify cutting dental burs through their number ranges. The number can describe the shape, size, and variation of specified dental burs.

Suppliers should therefore master the numbers ranges of different dental burs. When buying the instruments, dentists always ask for the number.

Cutting dental burs have between six and eight cutting surfaces or blades.

What Type of Dental Burs Should You Use in Removing Decay?

To remove dental carries or decay, you use around-type tungsten carbide bur with low-speed adjustment.

They appear in various sizes to choose from, with sizes 2, 4, 6, and eight highly recommended. When you use the round-shaped carbide dental burs at low speeds, it removes minimal dental hard tissue. At the same time, it effectively removes the softer parts of decay.

What is the Ideal RPM for Dental Burs?

Dental burs feature different sizes and shapes to fulfill specific demands in the dental industry.

The shapes include ball, spear, conical, flame, pear, cylinder, torpedo, tree, egg, etc. Grit sizes include 181, 151, 107-126, 40, 20, and 15 microns.

In addition, the burs have the potential of rotating at speeds of 500 000 RPM.

However, we recommend that you operate dental burs with speeds of 200k to 450k RPM. With such rates, dentists can precisely remove tooth tissue, prepare cavities for restorations as well as crowns. Also, you can efficiently section through a tooth without damaging it when you operate at recommended speeds.

Which Handpieces Do We Use With Dental Burs?

For dental burs to execute to their maximum, you need to attach a compatible handpiece. We have dental burs designed for both low-speed and high-speed.

The market has straight handpieces that accept HP dental burs for surgical and laboratory applications. They can provide a speed range between 1 000 RPM and 80 000 RPM.

Diamond dental burs commonly use high-speed handpieces. It means they appear in friction grip shanks. Diamond is tough, and to effectively grind tooth tissue requires high-speed handpieces.

Handpieces are usually air-driven and sometimes electric-driven. As a result, they appear in small sizes, are lightweight, and rotate at incredible speeds.

Straight and long shank dental burs feel compatible with straight slow-speed handpieces. Burs that have latch-type shanks perfectly fit in contra-angle low-speed handpieces. And as mentioned, friction grip dental burs fit perfectly in high-speed handpieces.

When fitting the dental bur into the handpiece, a chuck, a lever, or a push-button can tighten the bur precisely.

Why Should Consider Cleaning Handpieces for Dental Burs?

Dental handpieces are a bit costly, not to mention their repairs. But, like any other equipment, in due time and continued use, they need proper cleaning and maintenance.

Dental handpieces require regular cleaning for the safety of the patient and enhanced operational reliability.

Regular cleaning and maintenance can significantly reduce downtime and unplanned costly repairs.

To keep your dental office operational, you need to implement a suitable cleaning as well as a sterilization technique.

Handpieces remain amongst the top crucial equipment in dentistry. If well cleaned and maintained, they can give desired performance.

After every use, ensure you wipe your workpiece well using a damp cloth. You can use a mild detergent to remove all dust, dirt, and bio-matter, followed by sterilization.

With a brush, wash the handpiece in running water to clear any bio-burden remaining. Then, for 30 seconds, flush the water through your handpiece in an operatory. It clears out an internal water line.

Helpful note: You should not immerse a handpiece in a chemical solution, water, or ultrasonic cleaner.

Use gauze to dry your handpiece thoroughly. Alternatively, use an air syringe or a paper towel.

How Much Do Dental Drill Burrs Cost and the Factors Affecting Their Price?

Dental burs can have varying price tags because of several factors.

The material content of the dentistry bur can determine the price tag. The cost of buying different types of raw materials varies from one supplier to another.

When you buy dental burs online featuring steel raw materials, they cost cheaper than tungsten carbide and diamond. Steel dental burs are not of high quality like other types of burs. Thus, you can get them at a more reasonable price.

The raw materials also come in different grades with varied prices. For example, fine tungsten carbide raw materials cost higher than coarser. It, therefore, brings about variation in the price of the ideal dental bur.

Where you buy also affects the price of specific dental burs. When you buy direct from the manufacturer, you get them at lower prices than the second supplier.

The design and shape also affect the price of the component you intend to buy. Manufacturers price dental burs differently according to conditions and techniques.

In some instances, the minimum purchase order of the component can influence the cost.

Some manufacturers/suppliers can give substantial discounts when you buy their burs in large quantities. Thus, you have an advantage when buying in large quantities than in small.

The specific manufacturer/supplier you buy from the burs also determines the cost. The reason is that different suppliers put different pricing on their components because of various productions and market demands.

The exact location of delivery also tends to affect the cost of the dental burs. Buying these products locally costs a lot cheaper than when you order from overseas. However, the price can vary because of certain expenses like shipping and customs charges.

Syndent is a well-known brand name manufacturing superior abrasives in China. We have a vast knowledge of shipping. We can ship your dental burs order directly from our plant to your location quickly and at a pocket-friendly price. Send your inquiry to us for satisfying delivery.

Which Dental Burs Can You Use In Trimming Temporaries?

To make a temporary bridge or crown, we have different bur instruments to use in trimming temporaries.

Techniques of trimming provisional restorations can vary, but you need to follow basic guidelines regarding equipment to use.

Acrylic laboratory dental burs can perfectly trim temporaries. First, however, you need to consider the size, shape, and design of the blade.

Laboratory dental burs come in a wide variety. Popular shapes comprise egg and round-end tapered. The basic shapes provide various angulations and applications.

Size depends on the operator’s needs. Smaller sizes apply for areas larger burs cannot reach, especially in narrow spaces. Small burs suit material reduction procedures and quickly provide a smoother surface finish.

Blades appear in three basic designs: standard cutter, crosscut, and staggered-tooth designs. The blade designs differ in terms of coarseness.

Which Types of Dental Burs Should You Use in Rapid Tooth Reduction?

Various dental burs can reduce a tooth surface. Nonetheless, you require quality bur equipment for safer and efficient rapid tooth reduction.

Tungsten carbide dental burs generally apply to caries removal and are also ideal in rapid reduction. However, they live to smother finishes as opposed to diamond dental burs.

Diamond dental burs also perform the task effectively but with a rougher final finish. The difference between the two is that diamond burs grind the tooth structure while tungsten tends to cut rapidly.

Coarser-grit diamond dental burs can serve as appropriate equipment for gross tooth reduction.

What Does Color Coding Mean in Dental Burs?

Color coding of dental burs implies the grit or grain size of the component. The color band thus appears on the bur neck.

Dental burs color coding

Dental Burs Color Coding

According to the tabulation above, a bur represented by a black ring on its neck signifies a super coarse grit. Therefore, it is an ideal grit for rapid gross tooth reduction and for removing old fillings.

A green band in dental and lab burs color coding represents a coarse grit suitable for faster enamel reduction. A blue ring signifies medium grit suitable for enamel removal. Red means a fine-grit used for finishing composites and crown preparations contouring. The yellow band on the neck represents a super fine grit for fine finishing composite materials.

Therefore, the color-coding of burs plays a significant role for dentists and lab technicians to choose which grit suits their applications. Just like dental burs, you need to consider five aspects in color-coding. It includes material type, shank, shape, grit size, and head diameter.

How Can You Sterilize Dental Burs Properly?

You can sterilize dental burs, but you need first to clean them thoroughly. Cleaning involves removing debris between the cutting blades. Then you can fix them with the dynamic air removal sterilization cycle.

Popular and effective methods of sterilization include:

  • Autoclaving or application of under pressure steam
  • Extreme dry-heat oven
  • Chemiclave or use a cleaning chemical vapor.

How Long Can Dental Burs Last?

Dental burs wear out after multiple applications and need replacements. Diamond burs, for example, shouldn’t do teeth preparations after performing a try-in course of action on metal and zirconia substructures.

With dental burs in general, it is pretty hard to pinpoint the exact period of changing them. Nonetheless, based on material components, their lifespan remains identical.

Steel burs have the shortest life service than diamond and tungsten carbide burs. Diamond is a hard metal but lacks sharp and lasting cutting action like tungsten carbide.

Where Should You Use CA Dental Burs?

Right Angle (RA) or Contra Angle (CA) dental burs suits lo/medium speed contra-angle handpieces. A contra-angle handpiece features a single or more bend. The shaft of the dental bur lies at an angle that your handpiece can easily reach tight places.

You can conveniently use them both in intra-oral and extra-oral procedures. It involves removing polish amalgam restorations, decay, and refine cavity preparations, etc.

What Are 330 Dental Burs?

These represent pear-shaped dental burs used for creating undercuts for retentions of fillings. Unlike the inverted cone type, the 330 pear-shaped features a rounded edge.

Do Dental Burs Come in Different Shapes?


Besides textures, depths, and sizes, dental burs come in various valuable shapes. It helps in accommodating different functions needed in dentistry.

Popular bur shapes on the market include pear, crosscut, round, tapered fissure, and finishing dental burs.

Round Dental Burs

Round diamond dental bur

Round Dental Bur

Round burs provide the best execution in endo access points, cavity preparation, and caries removal. Also, it offers precise access points via the crown and is suitable for drilling passages for extraction procedures.

With round dental bits, you can have consistent and efficient precise cuts.

Pear Dental Burs

Pear burs can provide adequate cavity preparation on a tooth. Besides, dentists use them in endo access points as well as restoration removal functions.

They have rounded cutting edges and provide excellent versatile cutting capabilities.

Pear diamond dental bur

Pear Dental Bur

Crosscut Dental Burs

They feature traditionally designed shapes and massive crosscuts in cutting edges. As a result, it dramatically increases the cutting efficiency by simultaneously reducing undesired chatter, clogging, and friction.

Dentists prefer the crosscut burs for rapid reduction or crown removal. Manufacturers make various shapes of crosscut burs to meet any clinical need.

Crosscut carbide dental bur

Crosscut Dental Bur

Tapered Fissure Dental Burs

Tapered burs have a triangular shape and provide an accessible entrance where applicable. They have straight tapered sides with a pointed tip. They almost resemble a cone but a long and narrow head.

They give incredibly efficient cutting action hence less debris buildup. Thus, the burs can ideally reduce a height of a specific crown. It can also precisely section a tooth with different roots.

Dentists and dental lab technicians use them in finishing restorations to achieve a smoother surface. Also, ideal in odontoplasty, enameloplasty, and shaping of soft tissues.

Finishing Dental Burs

Finishing burs provides functions like re-contouring of soft tissue, finishing restorations, odontoplasty, and enameloplasty.

You can obtain finishing burs in diamond or tungsten carbide with 12 and 30 blades. They appear in different shapes.

Carbide finishing dental burs help in putting a final shape with refined details for dental restorations.

With various shank styles as well, finishing dental burs can provide versatile applications.

How Do You Correctly Choose Dental Burs for Use?

When you buy anything for use, you consider certain things. The same applies to dental burs.

We have numerous burs dental instruments in the dental industry, carefully crafted for a specific purpose.

A dental bur can have a different shape, type, and specific material to bring about choice flexibility.

First, consider the primary view of your dental practice. Your line of specialization should dictate the type of dental bur to buy. Therefore, take a good look at your relevant cases and understand the burs that work best in your specialization.

Consider the material and shape of burs that can work best for you.

Dental burs feature multiple shapes such as inverted cones, straight fissures, pear, round, etc. A specific shape can fulfill a particular purpose. For example, some shapes precisely cut material, and others remove tooth decay, etc. Ensure to select one that aligns with the needs of your specialization line.

You have different types to choose from based on the material components they possess. We have steel, ceramic, diamond, and tungsten carbide. Choose what you feel suits your practice.

We also have disposable and multi-use dental burs.

Multi-use tends to last longer and provides several uses before wearing out. They, however, need thorough cleaning and sterilization after every use. Therefore, they have an upfront cost than the single-use ones.

On the contrary, single-use means you should dispose of them after a single-use. Thus, single-use provides a minimal cross-contamination risk between patients.

Consider a good selection for various convenience reasons.

What Dental Burs Can You Use for Root Canal?

The type and shape of bur used for root canal lie in the hands of the clinician. A number 4 tungsten carbide bur, #557 taped fissure, or round-shaped diamond dental burs can work.

What Are Endodontic Dental Burs?

Endodontic burs refer to equipment used for endodontic procedures. Such procedures require proper burs at hand to help you quickly access the pulp chamber.

Endodontic dental burs

Endodontic Dental Burs

Endodontic burs are specialty instruments for distinct endodontic situations. Technicians use them to shape a gateway for better visibility and canal access. Thus, a dentist can have a smoother procedure with better outcomes—select proper bur shapes for endodontic procedures.

Besides dental burs, Syndent provides abrasives in different fields. For example, we can supply carbide burrsdie grinder bitsnail drill bits, etc.

Kindly enquire from us for your dental burs and other abrasives now.

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