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Instruments for restorative dentistry

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The American Eagle product range for dental practitioners also includes a portfolio of instruments for tooth preservation, also known as restorative or conservative dentistry. Tooth preservation mainly deals with the restoration of a tooth in the form of fillings. Depending on the goal of the treatment, there are various therapies and corresponding dental aids in the form of dental instruments.

Here, too, treatment begins with diagnostics and an inventory of the patient’s dentition – are there cavities or other anomalies, are all the teeth vital, how healthy is the periodontium? If defects in the teeth and/or inflammation in the root area are detected during the examination, the dentist will correct them with appropriate treatment.

During filling procedures, the original condition of the problematic tooth is restored. Depending on the shape of the cavity, which is classified according to the system of the American dentist Dr. Black, the practitioner treats the diseased tooth differently and uses appropriative restorative instruments.

Dental chisels for smoothing the cavity and shaping angles on front teeth.

Enamel hatchets work particularly well when preparing a cavity, especially in difficult-to-reach areas (known as line angles) or when removing hard caries.

This is where Dr. Black’s formula comes into play. This formula is based on the concept of instrument symmetry and consists of three or four numbers. It is useful for making balanced hand instruments that are used to prepare cavities. Instrument symmetry is achieved by keeping the instrument blade within 2 mm of the longitudinal axis of the handle. Exact symmetry is essential to achieve optimal cutting with minimum effort.

Some instruments, such as gingiva trimmers, were designed with a cutting edge angle other than a right angle. In these cases, a fourth number is integrated into the formula, which indicates the angle of the cutting edge to the longitudinal axis of the handle.

Similar to enamel hatchets, gingiva trimmers are used for undercuts and step angles as well as for smoothing gingival enamel margins. However, their working ends are curved, and the cutting edges are bevelled.

Our range of restorative instruments


For the removal of carious dentin, there are excavators with two different working ends: a spoon-shaped end, which is particularly helpful in deep carious areas, and a rounded end for gently preparing the cavity. Excavators are very often used in paediatric dentistry. They can also be used for modelling amalgam and wax models.


Exkavator #20

Condensers / pluggers / burnishers

Super pluggers feature two different sized condenser/pluggers with a ball-shaped burnisher on one end and an acorn-shaped carver on the other. This provides you with a multifunctional instrument.

American Eagle Instruments burnishers are particularly suitable for the precise polishing of amalgam. They are made of high-quality stainless steel and are therefore corrosion-resistant and extremely durable.

AE B 26-27B

Brunierer #26-27 Ball


Carvers assist you in shaping anatomical features and removing excess material. The tips of American Eagle carvers are made of Talon Tough steel and are reliable and durable. Learn more about our Talon Tough technology. The working ends of our carvers come in different shapes.

Discoid-Cleoid carvers are essential instruments in restorative dentistry. They shape the occlusal anatomical shapes of a tooth (Cleoid – tapered working end) and remove excess material, including amalgam (Discoid – round working end).

Interproximal carvers made of modern, heat-treated and corrosion-resistant stainless steel offer extremely thin and precision-ground blades that adapt perfectly to interproximal surfaces.


Tooth preservation also includes the field of endodontics, which covers the treatment of the pulp, the interior of the tooth and the adjacent dentin. American Eagle product range also contains some common endodontic instruments. These hand instruments are available with 5.6 mm diameter handles to support the delicate work in this area.

Endodontic spreaders support the optimal compaction of gutta-percha in the root canal. Endodontic condensers are also used for this purpose and are available with working ends of different sizes.


Explorer #DG16

Cord packers

Thanks to our rounded cord packers, precise cord placement is no longer a challenge. All American Eagle cord packers have serrated working ends.


Fadenstopfer, abgerundet, gezahnt

Wax instruments

Waxing instruments for waxing or filing for breaking up and removing hard calculus (for mesial/distal and buccal/lingual surfaces) as well as spatulas for the quick and even mixing or dosing of cement complete our range of conservative instruments.

Frequently asked questions about restorative dental instruments

Does American Eagle also offer conservative instruments with plastic handles?

American Eagle restorative hand instruments are available with three different handle styles. All handles are made of high-quality, corrosion-resistant, durable stainless steel. The handle diameter of 6.3 mm is common for most dental restorative instruments. We offer a double-ended handle with a diameter of 5.6 mm for our endodontic instruments. Our instruments are precision ground. This ensures sharper, longer-lasting instruments.

Can I also buy the conservative instruments with XP Technology® working ends?

All our hand instruments for tooth preservation are made of high-quality stainless steel. There are also some instrument tips in XP Technology® that are specially designed for composite restorations.

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