World's first commercially launched nano diamond bur

Nano sized diamonds, embedded onto helical blades means longer life, significantly smoother cavities and minimal microleakage of restorations. This means better patient comfort and better prognosis.

01. Piscium® Bur addresses critical attributes of a dental bur

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Procedural control

Over 50% of dentists who used this bur stated that the Piscium® Alpha Nano Diamond bur scores significantly over their existing choice of burs in terms of procedural control, lesser time taken, lesser pressure required, longevity and overall experience.

Dental burs which can save on time, can create cavities even at delicate pressures and are useable for repeat cavity preparations are indeed good quality and cost-effective burs. Such burs withstand wear, create smooth cavities and thus allow restorations with minimal microleakages.

Source : Comparison of cavity preparation time and pressure, bur longevity, surface roughness of enamel & dentin and cavosurface integrity of composite restorations done after use of nanoengineered CVD Diamond burs versus sintered diamond burs and tungsten carbide burs." Jetpurwala (Department of pediatric and preventive dentistry, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai) et al - Data on file

Accurate and fast cuts

Piscium® Alpha Nano Diamond bur combines the hardness and penetrability of diamonds with its custom designed tips which offer great raking action. Due to this unique design, Piscium® Alpha Nano diamond bur outperforms competitive burs and achieves accurate and fast cuts.

Raking mechanism

Nano diamonds grown on helical blades of bur

Smooth cavities

Cavity smoothness of Piscium® Alpha Nano Diamond bur is significantly better than sintered diamond bur even on repeated uses up to 9 cavities

Profile of tooth surface created by Piscium® Alpha Nano Diamond Bur on the 5th repeat use

Profile of tooth surface created by Sintered diamond tips on the 5th repeat use

Due to smooth cavities, microleakage in restorations of cavities created using Piscium® Alpha Nano Diamond bur is significantly lesser than those created using leading sintered diamond burs

Dye penetration in micro cracks formed in restorations using
Piscium® Alpha Nano Diamond Bur

Dye penetration in micro cracks formed in restorations using
Leading Sintered Diamond Bur

Source : Comparison of cavity preparation time and pressure, bur longevity, surface roughness of enamel & dentin and cavosurface integrity of composite restorations done after use of nanoengineered CVD Diamond burs versus sintered diamond burs and tungsten carbide burs." Jetpurwala (Department of pediatric and preventive dentistry, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai) et al - Data on file

Longevity

Wear resistance of Piscium® Alpha Nano Diamond Bur is superior to Sintered Diamond Burs

Piscium® Alpha Nano Diamond Bur lasts up to 9 teeth on these parameters versus leading sintered diamond burs which last for 3 teeth.

Sintered Bur

Piscium®
Alpha Nano Diamond Bur

Longevity of the Piscium® Alpha Nano Diamond Bur
comes due to its propriety Nano Diamond Film (Patent applied for).

Electron microscope image of Piscium® Alpha Nano Diamond Bur after 5 cavity preparations

Electron microscope images of leading Sintered Diamond Bur tips

Source : Comparison of cavity preparation time and pressure, bur longevity, surface roughness of enamel & dentin and cavosurface integrity of composite restorations done after use of nanoengineered CVD Diamond burs versus sintered diamond burs and tungsten carbide burs." Jetpurwala (Department of pediatric and preventive dentistry, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai) et al - Data on file

Improved patient comfort

Existing burs blunt easily and unevenly, thus creating cracks and microfractures on the tooth enamel causing multiple painful appointments for patients

Sintered Diamond Points & Raw Tungsten Carbide Bur

Rough cuts

Debris deposition

Raw Tungsten Carbide Bur

Crack propagation

Chipping of enamel

Low coefficient of friction of the nano-diamond film present on Piscium® Alpha Nano Diamond Bur results in minimal debris deposition

Minimal debris deposition and smooth cuts with no crack propagation

Smooth Cavities of Piscium® Alpha Nano-Diamond burs mean that restorations have minimal microleakages, ultimately providing better patient comfort and prognosis

02. Quality

We ensure each and every bur that comes to you undergoes strict quality checks. Be it dimensional accuracy, concentricity, the quality of the diamond coat and time-pressure requirements on a modern-day dental handpiece.

Our R&D is recognized by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research – Govt. of India and our process is ISO 13485:2016 certified.

Uniform and adherent nano crystalline diamond coating
 

Raman spectrum of nano crystalline diamonds on Piscium® Alpha Nano Diamond bur

03. Instructions for use

Read precautions carefully

  • The device is to be used on the instruction of and by a registered dental practitioner
  • Always use sterilized forceps and fresh gloves when handling dental burs
  • Eye protection must be worn to protect against ejected particles
  • Burs must be sterilized before first use and before every use thereof
  • Surgical masks must be worn to avoid inhalation of aerosol or dust generated
  • Ensure that the bur is securely gripped in the handpiece collet
  • Do not use worn-out burs
  • Maintain handpieces in good working order and correctly lubricated
  • Do not exceed the maximum speeds tabulated in the product leaflet
  • Do not apply excessive pressure or shear on the bur
  • Avoid removing the bur at too sharp an angle to avoid leverage and breakage
  • Move the bur continuously when in use to avoid localized heating and/or damage to the bur
  • Read carefully the labels on the packaging
  • Do not touch the bur when in motion
  • Remove the bur only after it has come to a complete standstill
  • This bur should be used on hard dental tissue only

Guidance for maximum RPM

Instrument head diameter (1/10 mm) Maximum permissible speed (RPM) Recommended operational speed (RPM)
007 - 010 450,000 100,000 - 220,000
011 - 014 450,000 70,000 - 220,000
015 - 018 450,000 55,000 - 160,000
019 - 023 300,000 40,000 - 120,000
024- 027 160,000 35,000 - 110,000
028 - 031 140,000 30,000 - 95,000
032 - 040 120,000 25,000 - 75,000
041 - 054 95,000 15,000 - 60,000
055 60,000 12,000 - 40,000
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Containment at The Point of Use

  • Keep the unclean burs immersed in the cleaning / disinfecting agent in accordance with its manufacturer instructions, but in any event do not exceed 12 hours.
  • Caution: Do not leave burs immersed in disinfectants.

Cleaning, Drying and Inspection Procedure

Manual Cleaning

  • Rinse the burs under running cold water and, keeping them immersed, brush thoroughly away from the body using a neutral cleaning fluid
  • After cleaning, inspect the burs, preferably with the aid of magnification, to ensure that all contamination has been removed. Repeat the cleaning process if necessary followed by autoclaving or boiling as per instructions given by the autoclave or boiler manufacturer.
  • Dry the burs using dry heat not exceeding 140ºC.

Automated Cleaning

  • Any cleansing and disinfecting agents used must be compatible with the materials used in the dental burs.
  • The washer disinfector and the cleaning agent manufacturers' instructions must be followed.
  • After cleaning, inspect the burs, preferably with the aid of magnification, to ensure that all contamination has been removed. Repeat the cleaning process if necessary.

In-Clinic Sterilisation

  • Follow the autoclave manufacturer's instructions to sterilise the burs.
  • Autoclave the burs for a minimum of 6 min at temperature of 134ºC.