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By Lori Trost, DMD
Commercial Supporter: Microcopy Dental
The use of dental burs for efficient removal and shaping of tooth structure is an essential aspect of restorative dentistry. Because the scope of restorative procedures is broad and there is a wide range of rotary cutting instruments currently available, burs must be carefully chosen to maximize their benefits and cutting effectiveness. This article explores the recent evidence supporting judicious bur selection, and outlines several strategies to optimize bur performance and cutting efficiency and to promote patient safety.
About the Author
Lori Trost, DMD
Private practice, Red Bud, Illinois