How to finish and polish a common composite restoration
Used together, Komet Q-Finishers® and CompoBrite™ polishers quickly and effectively finish and polish composite restorations, saving time and multiple instrument changes while imparting a brilliant high shine to composite surfaces.
Although no two composite restorative procedures are exactly alike, certain everyday finishing and polishing applications can be used in most cases.
Procedural efficiency and esthetic result are the primary objectives for these techniques, and, when paired with predictability and reliability, they become invaluable components of good dentistry.
Proper tooth preparation is the foundation for a beautiful composite restoration. Komet inlay/onlay burs (such as 845KR.FG.025 and 845KR.FG.018) offer ideal options for everything from simple occlusal preparations to multi-surface preparations, yielding even axial walls and pulpal floors and level boxes for seamless placement of composite filling materials. These burs can be used following caries removal with a 5835.FG.012 carbide, as well as after amalgam removal.
Used together, Q-Finishers® and CompoBrite™ polishers quickly and effectively finish and polish composite restorations, saving time and multiple instrument changes while imparting a brilliant high shine to composite surfaces. Once the proper anatomy has been established with Q-Finishers, light-pink CompoBrite polishers are used for prepolishing, followed by the light-yellow polishers, which produce a natural-looking, high shine, glossy finish. The polishers are available in disc, cup, and flame shapes for easy access to all tooth surfaces.
The following case demonstrates finishing and polishing of a common composite restoration using Komet’s Q-Finishers and CompoBrite polishers.