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Shofu unveils new system for finishing of anterior restorations

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Shofu Dental Corporation, a leading manufacturer of award-winning dental materials and equipment, has unveiled a new finishing system, The Artistic Composite Kit.

Shofu Dental Corporation, a leading manufacturer of award-winning dental materials and equipment, has unveiled a new finishing system, The Artistic Composite Kit.

Designed for artisan’s finishing of anterior composite restorations, The Artistic Composite Kit features a selection of Shofu’s finest diamonds, carbides and stones. The instruments included in this kit reportedly are concomitant with “The Essence of Composite Art,” an artistic restoration concept developed by Frank J. Milnar, DDS, AAACD. Arranged in a sequence of logical steps, these carefully selected abrasives are said to help clinicians create natural-like aesthetics in an efficient manner.

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The Artistic Composite Kit finishing technique reportedly supports minimally invasive dentistry. The protocol begins with creating a unified surface using fine and super fine Robot Diamonds in various shapes (PN 840F-1, 840V-1, 835F-1), which is said to help effectively prep the surface for further characterization. In the following steps, with a fine-grit T&F Hybrid Point diamond (PN 0933-1) and egg-shaped Robot Carbide Finisher (PN 0718), three facial planes (the emergence profile, face of the tooth and the incisal third) and secondary anatomy reportedly can be achieved. In areas of the restoration where light-diffusing architecture is needed, a flame-shaped Dura-Green Stone (PN 0060) is designed to deliver predictable results. Other components employed for the final finishing step, the creation of macro and micro aesthetics, are the 8-, 16- and 30-fluted Robot Carbide Finishers (PN 0770-3, 0771-3, 0772-3).

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A finishing system with artisan’s selected abrasives is said to be an indispensable element in achieving natural esthetics. Shofu’s Artistic Composite Kit includes the finest diamonds, carbides and stones designed to help create naturally appearing smile in a swift, predictable manner.

The Artistic Composite Kit is:

•  A comprehensive finishing system inclusive of the finest diamonds, carbides and stones
•  Supported by an efficient artisan’s finishing technique
•  Excellent for anterior composite restorations
•  Conducive to minimally invasive dentistry
•  Available through your local dealer

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