As an endodontist, I have the pleasure of accessing through multitudes of restorative material. Sometimes a crown, build up or post material. In doing so, I have utilized hundreds of burs. When approaching a difficult access, one of the most important factors to consider is time. The longer I spend accessing or removing a crown or post, not only does it hurt my bottom line, but it literally hurts my patient. Not right away, as they are numb, but after the anesthesia wears off, my poor patient will feel the effects of the time it took me to treat their tooth. With this in mind, I have found that Dentsply Maillefer Transmetal Burs are by far the best burs to access through all types of material. I’ve used them on cast posts of unknown origin and any type of metal restoration.
I also find that these burs stay sharper for a longer period of time while in use. In the past, I’ve had to go through countless “lesser” burs on a single case. However, with Transmetal Burs, I’ve rarely had to use more than one per case. With adequate light and microscopic visualization, I’ve used these burs several millimeters into the canal space. This bur is very smooth and doesn’t bounce or skip, thus equating to less damage to vital tooth or root structure.
Although these burs are not my top choice for porcelain or ceramic, they do, however, work as well as many other bulk burs on these types of restorations. I wholeheartedly recommend trying these burs for difficult restorative material. I’m sure your bottom line and your patient will be equally satisfied.
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