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All Diamonds Are Not Alike

Worldwide, SS White diamonds are available in over 1000 sizes and grits, offering a wide selection of instruments to suit individual preferences. We understand the difference between high and low quality diamond instruments and strictly adhere to 5 key manufacturing requirements that influence quality and durability of SS White diamond instruments.

These essential requirements are:

  • Grade of raw materials,
  • Uniform diamond particle size,
  • Uniform coating,
  • Optimum embedding of diamond particles and,
  • Precisely ground blanks.

Each of these requirements has a direct effect on product performance.

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Why use SS White® diamond instruments?

  • Freedom to choose high quality single-patient or multi-use diamond instruments.
  • Perfectly concentric instruments that produce no noticeable vibration or chatter, which improves patient comfort and yields good clinical results.
  • Competitively priced, durable and long lasting, SS White diamonds are a sound value and backed by a 100% SS White guarantee.

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Which to choose: single-patient-use or multi-use?

When comparing SS White single-patient-use and multi-use diamond instruments, the trade off is cutting rate and convenience versus longer service life, but there is no compromise on quality. SS White single-patient-use and multi-use diamond instruments are manufactured with the same high quality raw materials.

What is the difference between single-patient-use and multi-use diamonds?

SS White single-patient-use diamond instruments spend less time in the diamond particle immersion bath: diamond particles are not embedded as deeply in the matrix, so more abrasive facets are exposed to enhance the cutting rate, giving the clinician a fast, fresh cut for tooth preparations on the same patient.

However, since the diamond particles on the single-patient use instruments are not embedded as deeply, they are shed more quickly. The result is a shorter service life when compared to multi-use diamond instruments.

SS White’s multi-use diamond instruments spend more time in the diamond immersion bath and have more deeply embedded diamond particles, which extends the longevity of the instrument. The fast fresh cut of a multi-use diamond instrument will diminish with repeated use. For these reasons, a single-patient use diamond cuts faster, and costs less, but will not last as long as a multi-use diamond.

5 key manufacturing requirements that influence quality and durability of SS White diamond instruments.

Grade of raw materials: SS White diamond rotary instruments are made with quality industrial diamonds, either natural or synthetic.

Uniform diamond particle size: High quality diamonds are crushed, then carefully graded for size and quality to assure consistent particle size for a particular grit for efficient cutting, smooth preparations and less vibration.

Uniform diamond particle coating: Optimum spacing of diamond particles is essential for faster, smoother cutting and durability. Each set of diamond instruments manufactured by SS White is manually and mechanically monitored to insure consistent and optimal diamond coverage.

Optimum embedding of diamond particles: SS White diamond instruments are manufactured utilizing a proprietary galvanic bonding process. Quality diamond instruments require proper embedding of diamond particles within the metal substrate that secures the diamond to the blank to assure an excellent cutting rate after multiple uses. If particles are embedded too deeply in the matrix the result is areas that are void of diamond particles and clinicians will experience slower reduction of the material being cut, which will increase heat buildup and the risk of pulpal damage.

Precisely ground blanks: SS White diamonds exceed ISO requirements for concentricity allowing the instruments to run smoothly and vibration free. Exacting control of shank circumference assures concentricity and balance during high rotational speeds.