Bur Shapes and Sizes

Cylinder Shape

Cylinder burs are used by dentists, dental lab workers, jewelers, and hobbyists. These cylinder shaped burs have straight sides. They are available in a wide range of diameters, and their head lengths may be long or short. Cylinder burs have flat, rounded, pointed, or cutter end heads which may be single or crosscut. The blades on the head may be positioned closer or further apart, depending on whether they are intended for finishing or cutting applications. These burs are made from various materials, including steel, carbide, and high-speed steel, as well as diamonds and sintered diamonds. Cylinder abrasive burs are available in materials such as silicon carbide or high-grade corundum. Silicone polishers are also produced in cylinder shapes.

The selection of the bur is based on the task to be accomplished and what material is being worked with, whether it is natural enamel, acrylic, or metals such as gold and silver. A cylinder bur is often used as a file, or it can be used to create textured finishes in jewelry applications. Cylinder shape burs are also useful for hobbyists and woodcarvers.

Cylinder shape carbide cutters are available as regular cut, double cut, fine cut, double fine cut, or double extra fine cut burs. Cutting characteristics are also affected by the flute angle.

Following are links to different types of cylinder shaped burs:

Cylinder Shaped Busch Abrasives
Cylinder Shaped Busch Steel Burs
Cylinder Shaped Busch Carbide Burs
Cylinder Shaped Horico Diamonds Rotary Instruments
Cylinder Shaped Horico Carbide Blackhawk Burs
Cylinder Shaped Horico Sintered Diamonds
Cylinder Shaped Edenta Silicone Polishers
Cylinder Shaped Busch Carbide Oral Surgery Burs