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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.