SS WHITE Smartburs II-Glass bead reinforced polymer bur to remove carious dentin only
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SSwhite Smartburs II-Designed by Cariologists-To only remove decayed dentin;
SmartBurs®II cannot cut healthy dentin or enamel, eliminating the possibility of creating an inadvertent pulp exposure or unnecessarily removing healthy tooth structure
• SmartBurs®II do not traumatize healthy dentinal tubules, thereby reducing
• NYU Clinical study confirms 85% of patients prefer treatments that used
SmartBurs®II with no anesthesia
Decay removal over deep lesions is now commonly completed with the same carbide that is used to create the cavity form. This can and does cause pulp exposures.
What Makes SmartBursII® So Smart?
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.
A University of Maryland study concluded that the use of SmartBurs®II is an efficient method for removing caries-infected dentin while preserving caries unaffected dentin and conserving healthy tooth structure.
This minimally invasive preparation system has 2 distinct advantages over traditional preparation:
(1) minimally invasive outline and convenience forms of the cavity preparation can be instrumented in enamel without the use of anesthesia.
(2) carious lesions in dentin can be instrumented with SmartBurs®II polymer burs, oftentimes without any local anesthesia. This approach can create a more pleasant patient experience as well as expedite treatment times in the busy dental practice.
For Class I preparation
For class V preparation
For class III preparation
2) Use your SS White Smartburs®II Instrument with your existing latch slow-speed handpiece. Use your slow-speed handpiece at 5,000 to 10,000 RPM to remove decayed dentin. Note: Using the Smartburs®II at the lower end of this range (5,000) will extend the service life of the instrument
3) Begin decay removal with a circular, light brush stroke. Start in the center and top of the carious lesion, working your way to the periphery.
Return to the center and proceed down into the decay after top layers are removed, taking care to reduce contact with the axial walls.
4) When the SS White Smartburs®II Instrument contacts healthy dentin, you will tactilely sense a vibration, as the instrument is unable to cut healthy tissue.
Note: Prolonged contact with enamel or restorations will rapidly degrade the SS White Smartburs®II Instrument’s working end.
5) After repeated contact with healthy tissue, the polymer edges of the SS White Smartburs®II Instrument will roll and become deformed. You will feel tactile smoothness when the instrument is spent.
6) Verify caries removal with an explorer and/or caries dye*. If needed, use a fresh SS White Smartburs®II Instrument to remove any remaining decay and verify caries removal again.
7) When decay is completely removed, fill the cavity with a restorative of your choice. Dispose of the used SS White SmartBurs®II Instrument.
*Caries dyes may be useful in assessing dentin decay removal. In general, brightly red stained dentin is highly softened and highly infected, and indicated for removal. Lighter pink staining dentin may be affected or healthy tissue and should be inspected with an explorer to assess the need for removal.
NOTE:Risk if re-used - If product is used properly, after initial use, cutting ability will be compromised.
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1.Offer a conservative, minimally invasive treatment option
2.Maximize patient comfort during and after treatment
3.Increase patient satisfaction with treatment outcomes
4.Reduce chances of inadvertant pulpal exposure