Finishing & Polishing

Finishing & Polishing Materials & Strips(489)
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Almore International
Austenal Dental Inc.
Beavers Dental
Bisco, Inc
Brasseler Usa
Buffalo Dental Manufacturing Co., Inc.
California Dental Products
Cargus International Inc.
Centrix, Inc.
Chameleon Dental Products
Clinician'S Choice Dental Products, Inc
Cosmedent Restorative Dentistry
Danville Materials
Dedeco International, Inc.
Denmat Holdings, Llc
Dental Burs Usa
Dentatus Usa Ltd.
DENTSPLY International
Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM
DENTSPLY Sirona Restorative
Directa Dental
Dixon Inc.
Duncan Company
E.C. Moore Precision Abrasives
Ellman International, Inc.
Foredom Electric Company
Garreco Inc.
GC Corporation
Grobet Files Co. America Inc.
Handler Dental Equipment
Henry Schein
Heraeus Kulzer, LLC
Integra Miltex
Itena North America
Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.
Jalenko Dental Alloys
Jota Swiss
Kerr Corporation
Kerrhawe S.A.
Keystone Industries
Komet Usa
Meisinger Usa L.L.C
Pacific Abrasives Inc
Patterson Dental
Pentron Clinical
Pfingst & Company, Inc.
Pulpdent Corporation
Renfert Usa Inc.
Sabra Dental Products
Shofu Dental Corporation
Ss White
Strauss Diamond Instruments Inc.
Ultradent Products, Inc.
Vector R & D Inc.
VH Technologies Ltd
Vita North America
Voco America, Inc.
Whip Mix
Yates Motloid
Young Dental Laboratory, Inc.
Young Dental Manufacturing LLC

Finishing & Polishing CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

Effective finishing/polishing enhances dental esthetics while maximizing restoration strength, maintaining compatibility of occlusal relations and preventing biofilm/plaque retention.


Diamond finishing burs produce clean cuts and a high polish via grinding when material removal is not a concern, with finer grits producing a higher polish/finish. Carbide burs employ cutting to chip away substrate with greater precision than that achieved with grinding, and help conserve natural tooth structure by differentiating between soft composite and hard enamel. Specialized carbide burs enable trimming and finishing of tooth-colored plastic filling materials.


Many polishing systems employ disks, points and cups with rubber impregnated with diamonds, aluminum oxide or aluminum oxide-silicone-carbide. Other systems feature abrasive-coated polishing discs.


Ceramic polishers frequently incorporate embedded aluminum oxide, diamond-impregnated polishing brushes and felt discs for use after adjustments are made to fired porcelain. Also available are pastes that produce an ultra-high-shine polish with polishing cups, silicone polishers, and even rotary carbide burs.


An increasing trend toward finishing/polishing systems that reduce the number of required steps includes carbide burs that produce polishing-ready surfaces and silicone polishers that create a glossy shine on all tooth-colored direct restorative materials. These reusable instruments vary the amount of material removed according to the pressure applied, eliminating the need to change instruments.

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  • Allison Walker

    I know there are some fisherman/woman dentists out there (I’ve met a few!). It’s a gorgeous afternoon, the sun is warming up the winter landscape, and I’m already thinking about fishing in just a few months from now. That’s what I like about the Minnow Polishers logo—the little fish that evokes the Microcopy product line’s nickname: “The...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    There’s always that one person who ruins it for the rest of us. The football team that lets air out of the ball to gain an advantage. The passenger in a car accident who fakes an injury to get a settlement. A college student who cheats on an exam. Even a dentist who wipes off ‘single-use’ burs and uses them again. I’m sure that nearly every...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Something to add to my always expanding dental knowledge: restorations that are not properly adjusted and polished can develop microfractures and scratch the opposing natural teeth. And this is a particular challenge with zirconia, lithium disilicate, and porcelain restorations because they are extremely hard. You want that kind of toughness to...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Since Shofu Corporation first launched Super-Snap X-Treme Finishing and Polishing instruments, they have one accolades from the profession and been featured in articles and case studies. So, what is it about these tools that has everyone talking? Three-dimensional semispherical grit, that’s what. This 3D coating (you can see it in the photo) on...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    Zest Anchors, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of overdenture attachments, announced today that it will acquire Danville Materials, a leading manufacturer of restorative consumables and small equipment for the dental market. Steve Schiess, Zest's CEO, had this to say in a press release: For more than 40 years, Zest has been a...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    Veteran’s Day is November 11th, a special day to celebrate those selfless men and women, both past and present, who have bravely served our country. Dental offices all across the United States are honoring veterans by providing them with free or reduced dental care this week. Since VA benefits don’t always cover costs of dental care, many...

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