Dental burs are some of the most important and basic tools a dentist needs. Throughout the years, the technology in the dental bur field has advanced greatly. This led to a wide assortment of dental bur types finding their way into the global market. The following article aims to give a quick overview of some of the more common and useful types currently being used.
Cylindrical burs are used for the removal of amalgam restorations. Flat-end Cylinder Burs are used for intra-oral tooth preparation. The straight sides of this bur make it a good alternative to a file, especially when removing large amounts of material. Large diameter cylinder burs are primarily used for grinding the insides of ring shanks. Also available with a rounded end.