Finishing & Polishing

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Clinician's Choice Dental Products, Inc
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Denmat Holdings, Llc
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Dentsply International
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Diatech
Directa Dental
Dixon Inc.
Duncan Company
E.C. Moore Precision Abrasives
Ellman International, Inc.
Foredom Electric Company
Garreco Inc.
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Grobet Files Co. America Inc.
Handler Dental Equipment
Henry Schein
Integra Miltex
Itena North America
Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.
Jelenko Dental Alloys
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Komet Usa
Kulzer, LLC
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PREAT Corporation
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Renfert Usa Inc.
Sabra Dental Products
Shofu Dental Corporation
Spring Health Products, Inc.
Ss White
Strauss Diamond Instruments Inc.
Ultradent Products, Inc.
Vector R & D Inc.
VH Technologies Ltd
Vita North America
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Whip Mix
Yates Motloid
Young Dental Laboratory, Inc.
Young Dental Manufacturing LLC
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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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Jiffy Universal Ceramic Finishing System
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Jiffy Universal Ceramic Finishing System

Ultradent Products, Inc.

Ultradent's Jiffy Universal Ceramic Finishing System is a solution in which all adjustors and polishers work interchangeably on porcelain, lithium disilicate, and zirconia. Because of the hardness...

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Previous to cementation of conventional crowns, bridges and implant prosthetics, it is necessary to determine the relationship of the...
ProGloss Composite Polisher Kerr Dental The multi-use single-step ProGloss system saves chair time while producing a high surface luster....
UltraGloss composite polishing system features metal-free polishers with flexible surfaces for safe, highly effective restoration...
PREAT Corporation introduces yet another innovative tool: the Bidra Conversion Smart Polishing Cap, for your next conversion from...
For preparation of all ceramic restorations.
These single-use, single-handed polishing strips have an innovative handle design for easy, quick interproximal access, optimal control,...
The ASAP INDIRECT+ diamond polishing system is suitable for all indirect ceramic restorations, including zirconia, lithium disilicate,...
These kits are designed for contouring and finishing direct resin restorations.
An ideal assortment of abrasives impregnated with polishing compounds to provide fast and brilliant results on amalgam restorations...
A comprehensive kit with burs impregnated with silicon carbide in high grade silicone, Ceramisté polishers are suitable for polishing...
Designed for contouring, finishing, polishing and fine polishing of all CAD/CAM materials.
A comprehensive assortment for finishing and polishing direct resins.

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  • Allison Walker

    I’ve been looking at this interesting tool, the GripStrip from Centrix, thinking about using one to remove every last trace of a sweet and sticky afternoon treat from between my teeth. I did brush and floss since to make up for the transgression, but am not convinced bigger guns aren’t required to find every last bit. The GripStrip is an...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Do magicians still say that when they perform a magic trick? How about dentists? Do you think they’ve ever said “Abracadbra!” while adjusting proximal contacts? Well, probably not…and it would be weird if they did…but I immediately had that image in my head after reading about Strauss Diamond’s Magic Strips. Rather than constantly squeezing to...

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  • Allison Walker

    It amazes me that dental materials today can so perfectly match the shine and luster of natural dentition. Polishing tools have evolved just as much. Take the Perfect Polish one-step diamond polishers from Itena North America. Made of silicone reinforced with diamond powder, they were designed for use with composites, compomers, and glass...

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  • Julie Cullen

    In the course of discussing the direction of dentistry with a few of my dentist friends, one particular theme was repeated over and over—conservative dentistry. This approach to oral health care touches just about all procedures and specialties. In one recent conversation, the topic of overcrowding came up. Because of my unfamiliarity with this...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    You might be familiar with Microcopy Dental because of their popular NeoDiamond product line, which has bragging rights as America’s #1 selling diamond. But did you know that Microcopy’s NeoBurr and NeoDrys are both Dental Product Shopper ‘Best Products’? And many of their other non-diamond products have earned respectable awards in the...

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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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