Dental Carbide burs are made of Tungsten carbide material. This strong material makes the bur 3 times more robust than steel. This extra rigidity makes them an excellent choice when strength and cutting efficiency is required. They are used for many different procedures including cavity preparation, cutting through metal and bone and splitting teeth.
Tungsten carbide dental burs or more commonly known as just carbide burs are made of tungsten carbide which is three times stronger than steel and is able to withstand high temperatures. This allows carbide dental burs to be used much longer than other burs without losing their edge.