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ADEPT Recommended Diamond Shapes:
These diamonds are recommended shapes for most bonded composite and porcelain preparations. These shapes are available from most manufacturers.
This group was assembled by Brasseler (#A620B) and is sold with no additional mark-up over unit cost and no sales profit to the ADEPT Institute. From left to right / Veneer: #828-026, 6844-014, 38011-52, 8856L-016; Crown: #5869-014, 8885-010, 10839-012; Direct: #849-010, 801-010, and Finishing #8368-016, 8859G-010, 132F-008.
A presentation like this is available for any company that would like to have us display recommendations from their product line.
Any straight-sided, round-ended, long, smooth cutting bur can be used.
Two Striper. (Premier 800-824-7888): Recommended shapes: #767.7F for general purpose chamfer veneer preparations, #767.9F for anterior porcelain veneer preparations.
American Diamond Instruments (800) 537-7474:
Low cost. Recommended: #023R and #021R round-ended taper for preps, #051N and #061FB superfines for finishing, and #090B ball for linguals.
Brasseler Diamond Products (800) 841-4522:
Recommended shapes: Depth cutters 0.5 mm (#828-022), 0.8µm (#828-026), 1 mm (#828-030) for veneer preparations.
These are used in horizontal cuts at the gingival, body, and incisal edges, respectively. For vertical reduction #LVS-3 (2 Grit 6844-016) and LVS-4 (2 Grit 6844-014) are round-ended and tapered two-grit diamonds. The tip has a finer grit than the body. The preparation is then polished with a 12-fluted bur and/or finishing discs until the preparation is glass smooth. They work very nicely for veneer preparations. For Class V finishing, use a Safe Ended Flame 8859 GKEF, Fine or 859 GKEF, Extra Fine for initial trimming near the gingiva. For initial CMBR preparations, use a Round-End Cylinder 6881-014, coarse. For 90° end cutting, a 10839-014 works well to reduce tissue damage.
Caulk Super Bur.
Recommend both 30µ and 50µ kits of micron diamonds. They are of exceptional quality and recommended for finishing and occlusal adjustments.
Lasco Diamond Products (800) 621-4727:
Recommended shapes: #TR6, #TR8 for general purpose chamfer veneer preparations, #TR12, #WS1 for long anterior preparations. #TR7, #TR9, #CC3, #T6XC (Micron Diamond) for posterior preparations.
Shofu Robot Points (415) 324-0085:
Low cost. Recommended shapes: #0835 for general purpose chamfer veneer preparations. #835F for long anterior preparations. #0832 for posterior preparations.
Robot Point FG Diamonds (Shofu). Hybrid Points (Shofu)are regular grit. T & F-grit Hybrid Point Kit (Shofu) are 20µm. TPE: Tissue-protective, end-cutting available in 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6 mm diameters.
Finishing Diamonds: Raptor System #R1SF and #R2SF are occlusal-shaped diamonds that are excellent for shaping composite resins.
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