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Reliable and efficient, Microcopy’s NeoDiamond burs provide precise, crisp margins with the safety and security of single-patient-use
Whether they’re flames and cones or eggs and cylinders, all burs share one thing in common: they are the most common “go-to” instrument in today’s operatories. Available in hundreds of shapes, sizes, and grits, and an indispensable part of daily workflows, burs need to be strong, sharp, and exact, and for those reasons and several more, many dentists choose NeoDiamond burs from Microcopy.
For Kent Caserta, DDS, of Willoughby, OH, the decision about which burs to stock in his operatory has always been an easy one.
The Search For A Durable Diamond
“A few years ago, I was looking for diamond burs and wanted burs that would hold up a bit better than what I was using,” Dr. Caserta explained. “I ordered some from Microcopy and I liked them, especially the durability. It’s easy to order them online, and they’re sent very quickly after you place the order.”
The #1 single-patient-use diamond available today, NeoDiamond burs are made with 20% more diamond exposure, which means faster cuts and less chair time. Microcopy combined advanced Triton bonding technology into its NeoDiamond line of burs, which means 20% more cutting surface is exposed, while also adding longevity, resulting in precise and crisp margins. The Swiss-made XactFit shank means NeoDiamond burs will never “walk out” of their handpiece. Additionally, every NeoDiamond bur arrives gamma-sterilized and individually wrapped and packaged in a clear poly packet for easy identification and storage, while ensuring effective infection control and eliminating cross-contamination concerns.
“NeoDiamond is a very good value. They’re durable burs that cut efficiently, and they’re competitively priced.” - Kent Caserta, DDS
“I think the single-patient-use aspect of NeoDiamond burs is very reassuring to patients—they see that the bur is only used for them and that I dispose of it as soon as we’re done,” Dr. Caserta said. “I also think my staff is more comfortable because we don’t have to be concerned with cross-contamination issues with these burs.”
With a product line that includes dozens of shapes, sizes, and grits, NeoDiamond burs can be used for a variety of restorative and surgical procedures. The wide selection means many dentists quickly find their go-to bur.
“I like the football shape and I use it to adjust zirconium crowns and to prep upper anterior teeth on the linguals,” Dr. Caserta shared. “I also find that the football diamond does a really nice job with adjusting composites and maintains the smoothness, too.”
Wide Selection Of Grits
NeoDiamond burs are available in coarse, medium, fine, and very fine grits. Additionally, NeoDiamond Z-Class Zirconia Burs are designed specifically for cutting and adjusting zirconia.
“I also frequently use the round end taper bur, which does a nice job because of its sharpness and coarseness—it makes preparation a lot faster for crowns,” Dr. Caserta explained. “I am able to work efficiently,” he added.
Also on the minds of most dentists these days is cost-efficiency, and in that regard, Microcopy’s NeoDiamond burs exceed expectations.
“There are burs out there that are definitely more expensive,” Dr. Caserta said, “but I haven’t found more expensive ones that are necessarily any better. NeoDiamond is a very good value. They’re durable burs that cut efficiently, and they’re competitively priced.”
From sharpness to strength, a California dentist shares why he uses 3 NeoDiamond burs from Microcopy, the leader in single-patient-use diamond burs
Burs are to dentists what pencil is to paper—one is never far from the other. With hundreds of similar burs on the market, a favorite of one dentist may very well be an obscure choice for another. Despite those differences, it’s always helpful to learn how fellow clinicians use different burs in their individual workflows.
For Raihan Nazir, DDS, MSC, (FFDRCSI), of Smile Magic Dentistry in Anaheim Hills, Newport Beach, and Placentia, CA, choosing certain burs for specific tasks is very much a personal decision.
“The quality of Microcopy burs is consistent and I never see the diamond chipping away."
- Raihan Nazir, DDS, MSc (FFDRCSI)
“I have a busy practice comprised predominately of full-mouth rehabs,” Dr. Nazir noted. “I use Microcopy burs almost exclusively in my offices because I need fresh burs, and the best burs available,” he continued.
End Cutter Bur
The NeoDiamond End Cutter Bur, part of Microcopy’s Specialty Diamond product line, is primarily designed to shape the floor of mesial and distal tooth preparations for Class II cavities, while not affecting the surface of adjacent teeth. The End Cutter Bur is available in 1.2-, 1.4-, and 1.6-mm sizes and sold 10 per pack.
Occlusal Reduction Bur
Moving on in his discussion about “go-to” burs, Dr. Nazir also detailed his experience using Microcopy’s NeoDiamond Occlusal Reduction Bur, a specially designed bur that allows clinicians superior access to a tooth’s pits and fissures from a vertical orientation.
“What I find with the Occlusal Reduction Bur from Microcopy is that, very quickly, I can prepare my occlusal,” Dr. Nazir pointed out. “We all know that the longer you’re cutting the tooth, the more harmful trauma and inflammation that can be created. This bur is sharp and allows me to work quickly and efficiently—it also greatly improves the outcome for the patient and I’ve found that fewer teeth are eventually going in for root canal treatment.”
Modified Flat End Taper
Another bur that Dr. Nazir reaches for often in his operatory is Microcopy’s NeoDiamond Modified Flat End Taper, largely due to its effectiveness with reaching posterior teeth, especially the lower teeth where there is very little clearance. Since his practice does primarily CAD/CAM restorations, he works most often with porcelain veneers and zirconium, which require margins to be stronger and wider.
“In these situations, you really want to use a shorter bur at a lower speed to create a perfect margin,” he explained. “In fact, this bur is perfect for the distal of posterior teeth because I always want more control to be able to slow down and go over the edges. It makes perfect margins on molars.” Overall, Dr. Nazir has been using Microcopy burs in his practice for more than 10 years.
“I’ve always reached for Microcopy,” he added. “The quality of Microcopy burs is consistent and I never see the diamond chipping away. Additionally, the pricing structure is superior to the other brands on the market.”
Pre-sterilized, disposable burs guarantee a fresh cut every time, with no risk of cross-contamination
Burs and polishers in Microcopy's expansive product portfolio are also DPS Best Products thanks to their high quality, versatility, and single-patient-use design
What does it take to be a good dentist? Scratch that, what does it take to be a damn good dentist?
Arguably, the most important step is to make sure you have the right tools in hand to set yourself up for success. For the past few decades, Microcopy has been on a mission to do just that, manufacturing high-quality and reliable burs and polishers that countless dentists depend on day in and day out—whether it’s during a preparation, crown adjustment, or final polishing.
NeoDiamond: A Bur to Be Reckoned With
Over the years, virtually every bur and polisher in Microcopy's portfolio, including the 30-year-young NeoDiamond, has been deemed a DPS Best Product by multiple teams of Damn Good Dentists. “I have been using NeoDiamond burs for so long that I have been able to forget how the diamond particles used to fly off the 'Brand X' burs as I was using them,” joked Dr. Sylvia Irwin.
NeoDiamond single-patient-use burs are gamma-sterilized and individually wrapped to minimize contamination. The burs also have 20% more diamond exposure and cut with smooth and sharp margins. “When I use the NeoDiamond brand, I know that I will be able to complete my entire crown prep, and possibly several others if it is a multiunit case, with just one bur,” shared Dr. Irwin
“I have been using NeoDiamond burs for so long that I have been able to forget how the diamond particles used to fly off the 'Brand X' burs as I was using them.”
- Syliva Irwin, DMD; Nutley, NJ
While some dental professionals remain skeptical that a bur designed for a single use will be as strong and durable as its multiuse counterpart, that hasn’t been a concern for Dr. Irwin.
“When I use NeoDiamond, I don’t see the diamond particles flying off the bur. The tip of the bur remains sharp and the diamond encrusted throughout,” she noted. “With other brands, this is frequently not the case, and it is sometimes difficult to prepare even one crown with a single bur.”
This has proved to Dr. Irwin that the cutting ends of other manufacturers’ burs just don’t work as well as NeoDiamond. Their diamond particles are often depleted before the preparation is complete, which makes creating crown margins difficult.
“NeoDiamonds remain intact and sharp throughout the procedure, so the patient does not experience the discomfort that results from the use of a dull bur,” shared Dr. Irwin. “It also saves me time and money.”
During crown procedures, Dr. Irwin also enjoys using Micro-copy’s Proxi-Chek, a double-sided interproximal articulation film, to check if the proximal contacts of the crown are too tight. It is easy to use, economical, and a great timesaver, according to Dr. Irwin.
“Proxi-Chek provides a very clear and clean indication of where the crown contact is too tight, enabling reduction of only the area of the contact that is binding,” said Dr. Irwin.
NeoBurr 5572 — Unparalleled Strength
Featuring proprietary blended-neck technology, Microcopy’s NeoBurr 5572 provides a fast, smooth, chatter-free experience. Reinforced for strength, its single-piece construction eliminates the weld point of a traditional bur neck, which is typically the weakest part of the bur.
Dr. Bradley Dykstra used to feel the familiar frustration when his burs would suddenly break at the neck. This has become a problem of the past since he switched to NeoBurr 5572. “I know these burs are dependable and I do not have to worry about them breaking,” he shared.
Dr. Chester Klos agreed and said that in the past, he experienced “breakage of the cutting end from the shank." Microcopy solved this problem “by creating a product that is one material, eliminating the weld joint, which was the weak link," he added.
During third-party testing, the 5772 carbide was shown to be up to 70% stronger than competing burs, even when it comes into contact with restorative materials like metal. One dentist, Dr. Albert Clark, was so curious as to how much pressure the NeoBurr 5572 could withstand that he purposely attempted to break one with excessive force and torque. His experiment proved that the bur is highly durable. “The cut is smoother and requires less pressure than other burs we are using," he said.
A Simple Way to Keep Patients Safe
At a time when patients are more closely examining the instruments and materials used during treatment, relying on single-patient-use burs and polishers is a simple way to show patients that their safety is your top priority.
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