Over the last five years, numerous diagnostic technologies have hit the market to help practitioners diagnose caries at an early stage. At times, chemical intervention can be utilized to help remineralize tooth structure; however, surgical intervention is sometimes needed.
In the days of GV Black extension for prevention preparations and placement of amalgam restorations, it made sense to use a large bur like a 557 to create proper geometrical form. But now, we must keep our preparations small as possible. If we diagnose something at a very early stage and then prepare the tooth structure with a large bur, the benefits of early intervention are lost. The bottom line: Our patients will live a lot longer, and conservation is key.
The 1300S NeoDiamond bur by Microcopy allows a minimal fissureotomy-type preparation to be completed so tooth structure can be preserved. In fact, the bur’s tip is probably one-third the size of a 557 bur.
Other technologies, like hard tissue lasers, can accomplish these minimal preparations and anesthesia-free dentistry, so if you own one of these, you should absolutely use it. On the other hand, in many cases we can complete anesthesia-free dentistry using these burs, which cost less than $2.
In addition, like Microcopy’s entire product portfolio, the 1300S NeoDiamond bur is for single patient use. This allows a precise, fresh instrument to be used on all patients at a very manageable cost.
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