Bur Shapes and Sizes

Torpedo Shape

Torpedo shaped burs are used by dentists, dental lab workers, jewelers, and hobbyists. These burs have a straight side with a torpedo or bevel shape tip. They are available in a wide range of diameters. Torpedo burs are made from various materials, including steel, carbide, and abrasives, as well as 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, metals such as gold and silver, or wood. Diamond torpedo burs are frequently used for tooth preparation. There are a number of silicone polishers available in this shape.

Dental laboratory work is often completed with torpedo shaped carbide cutters. These 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 torpedo shaped burs:

Torpedo Shaped Busch Steel Burs
Torpedo Shaped Busch Carbide Burs
Torpedo Shaped Horico Diamonds Rotary Instruments
Torpedo Shaped Horico Carbide Blackhawk Burs
Torpedo Shaped Edenta Silicone Polishers