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What are The Technical Requirements for Quality Carbide Burs?

Critical factors must be monitored and considered in the manufacturing process to ensure the consistent, high-quality performance of an SS White® Carbide Bur. Our extensive experience and knowledge results in the production of the highest quality of carbide burs by adhering to the 4 technical requirements for quality in manufactured carbide burs:

These essential requirements are:

  1. High grade of raw materials
  2. Blade design and angles
  3. Concentricity of the bur
  4. Quality Control.

Our expertise is evident in production of carbide instruments with: powerful cutting performance; maximum strength and durability; and consistent quality.

All Carbides Are Not Alike

SS White adheres to strict tolerances for concentricity of shank and head profiles during manufacturing. The result is a well-balanced carbide that: delivers minimal vibration when subjected to the rotational speeds of the dental hand-piece and maximizes performance and procedural comfort for you and your patient.

SS White® brings over 160 years of continuous improvement in the design and manufacturing of dental instruments. In 1947, SS White introduced the first carbide bur to the dental profession and we continue to innovate operative, finishing and specialty carbide burs to serve the needs of modern dentistry.


Carefully designed blade structure, rake angle, flute depth and spiral angulation combined with our specially formulated tungsten carbide results in the powerful cutting performance of our burs. SS White® burs are engineered to deliver the most efficient cutting rate & performance for the most popular procedures.


SS White® is ISO 13485, EN46001 and CE Mark Certified which means an SS White® bur is manufactured to the highest quality standards. SS White reflects the importance of manufacturing to the highest standard of quality in its Quality Policy which states:

  • Total commitment to ISO 13485, MDD 93/42 EEC –Annex II and Total Quality Manufacturing
  • Provide customers with the highest valued products and services
  • Pursue continuous improvement
  • Focus on customer needs

You can depend on the consistent quality of a SS White® bur… in all ways, always.

What makes a carbide blade sharper and last longer?

SS White solid carbide burs are made with high quality fine-grain tungsten carbide, which produces a blade that is sharper and wears longer compared to less expensive coarse grain tungsten carbide. Blades made of fine grain tungsten carbide, retain shape even as they wear. Less expensive, large particle tungsten carbide dulls quickly as the large particles break from the blade or cutting edge.