Bur Shapes and Sizes

Taper Shape

Taper shaped burs are used by dentists, dental lab workers, jewelers, and hobbyists. These burs have a triangular shape with straight tapering sides that come to a point at the tip, similar to a cone bur but with a longer and narrower head. Taper burs may also have flat, rounded, or safe ends and are available in a wide range of diameters. This shape category also includes three corner burs. Taper burs are made from various materials, including steel, carbide, and abrasives, as well as diamonds and sintered diamonds.

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 taper bur is useful for accessing hard-to-reach areas.

Taper shape carbide cutters are available as regular cut, double cut, fine cut, double fine cut, or double extra fine cut burs.

Following are links to different types of taper shaped burs:

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