SmartBursII® instruments are constructed of medical grade, glass-bead reinforced polymer. A self-limiting instrument, SmartBursII® will remove soft carious dentin and will not cut harder, healthier tissues (enamel, healthy dentin) or amalgam or composite.
SmartBursII® polymer blades are engineered to deform when they encounter harder, healthy dentin thereby enabling removal of carious dentin without harm to healthy or affected zones of dentin. Thus, dentin hardness provides a scientifically based endpoint for caries removal, not necessarily caries staining.
Cariologists have repeatedly proven that your explorer in dentin is the best method to verify caries removal.
- Offer a conservative, minimally invasive treatment option to patients
- Maximize patient comfort during and after treatment
- Increase patient satisfaction with treatment outcomes
- Facilitate treatment outcomes to foster referrals
The Intelligent Bur: That You and Your Patients Can Appreciate
Use of SmartBursII® Instruments effectively remove caries and conserve healthy dentin, without trauma to healthy dentinal tubules so the pain response is not triggered, making caries removal more comfortable for your patient. SmartBursII® instruments are especially useful for caries removal in 3 clinical situations.
1. Risk of Pulp Exposure
Conventional rotary cutting instruments remove all tooth structure in their path increasing the risk of pulp exposure in deep lesions. Conventional rotary cutting instruments can ‘over-reach’ the removal of healthy tooth structure and can potentially lead to more extensive restorative procedures than originally intended.
2. Risk of Post-Operative Sensitivity
The uneven topography of carious lesions can leave healthy dentinal tubules in harms way of conventional rotary cutting instruments; open dentinal tubules may contribute to post-operative sensitivity that can last for several hours or days
3. The Patient Who Does Not Tolerate Local Anesthesia
Some patients refuse, or cannot medically tolerate, use of local anesthesia and caries removal is painful. For these reasons patients may delay or avoid caries treatment.
Introduce use of SmartBursII® into your caries removal protocol. Your patients will appreciate your concern for their comfort and your knowledge of technology that conserves their healthy tooth structure.