30Dentists resort to a number of methods to save the teeth from decay including drilling holes into the strong enamel. The soft dentin is scooped out and the cavity created is stuffed with a filling. A crown cap is placed on top to prevent the tooth from further damage. This drilling is done with the help of very sophisticated instruments that have been developed over the centuries to bring them to the present form. Since dentists prefer to preserve teeth rather than simply pull them out drilling is considered extremely important and the tools are made with great caution using the best materials available. The drilling bits are made of different metals and diamond for greater effectiveness.
Hardness of Diamonds
The tooth enamel is one the hardest substances on the planet but when it comes to plaque attack and decay they are easily affected. But if you think that drilling a hole into them is easy then think again. The drilling bits need to be constructed of extremely hard substances so that the process is easy for the dentist as well as the patient. The time taken for teeth drilling will be less and the patient will also not suffer much. Using diamonds for the purpose has great advantages.
• Diamond is also the hardest substance on Earth and hence much less likely to break during drilling.
• The stone prevents the drill from rusting quickly and hence delay a repair or the necessity of buying a new one.
• It will also get eroded less from regular and continued usage.
• A drill with a dental diamond drill bit is much more efficient in its work than any other because it is extremely hard and can cut through the enamel really fast.
• The amount of heat conducted by the instrument with a diamond bit will possibly be five times more than copper because diamond is very cold to touch.
• Diamond is a good insulator and does not allow electricity to pass through it. In addition, the drilling machine is operated by electricity there is absolutely no chance of the patient getting affected.
Drills Make a Dentist’s Job Easy
Dental drills are continuously being improved so that dental treatment can be made easier. The stress is on improving the speed of the drilling equipment as well as correcting the problems associated with greater speed. It will help in making dental treatment easier and undoubtedly more effective. All these go through strict quality control because patient hygiene and safety are of utmost priority. The drilling instruments are available in a wide variety of consistency, shapes, and sizes according to requirement.
Available In Varying Grits
The diamond dental bur comes in varying grits depending on the dental treatment for which it is being used. Burs with a coarse grit are used for extensive cleaning and tooth reduction. Most dental surgeons should use them keeping in mind their effects and the amount of enamel damage. With continuous research, dental burs will keep improving dental treatment and make life easy