The Finishing Touches: Dental Product Roundup August 3, 2020 Stan Goff Dental Products Report, Dental Products Report August 2020, Volume 54, Issue 8 When it comes to finishing off that great restoration, there are a number of finishing and polishing instruments at the clinician’s disposal.
Most dentists want a convenient system that does not require a number of complicated steps to get that great final result. Available in multi- and single-use options, these instrument choices can be customized to deliver the best, most efficient workflow for your restorations.
Product choices can simplify the process of excess removal, contouring and finishing into a single-step, while others feature two-step protocols that allow natural finishes on any ceramic material, including zirconia, lithium disilicate, and porcelain. Here’s a look at some of the many offerings available. OneGloss® PS from Shofu Dental Corp. OneGloss® PS Disposable and individually wrapped to prevent cross-contamination Ideal for temporary material removal of orthodontic cements, and removal of stains from enamel Mounted on a sturdy plastic mandrel ensuring smooth operation. When used on the slow speed handpiece with water spray, you can quickly transition from finishing to polishing Despite its single-use construction, maintains its shape even after extended use. Polishers are capable of polishing an entire arch without fragmenting or crumbling Shofu Dental Corp. Jiffy™ Natural Universal System from Ultradent Products. Jiffy™ Natural Universal System Consists of malleable spiral-shaped wheels that are designed to easily conform to tooth anatomy. Their pliable finger-like extensions easily reach where cups and points can’t Designed to be used in conjunction with the Jiffy™ Universal Finishing System to easily achieve a natural, high-quality finish on all ceramic restorations The efficient two-step process allows you to easily achieve the most natural finish on any ceramic material including zirconia, lithium disilicate, and porcelain Ultradent Products, Inc. Enhance Finishing System from Dentsply Sirona. Enhance Finishing System Provides simplicity as the entire process of excess removal, contouring, and finishing in a single step is accomplished simply by varying the pressure Perform excess removal by applying greater pressure and ease it off for contouring and finishing—the result is a smooth, contoured surface The portfolio was recently complemented with Enhance mini finishers offering smaller shapes for better access and improved versatility on smaller restorative surfaces Enhance is designed as a single-use system offering improved efficiency and hygiene Dentsply Sirona The KENDA Polishette Assortment Set from Diatech. KENDA Polishette Assortment Set A convenient single-use polishing system that does not require a complicated array of steps These mini-shaped polishers have tapered shanks, making them perfect for composites and hybrid ceramics The Polishette set has just three colors and two shapes for each one so you can quickly select the tool that best suits your polishing needs They feature superior precision; better access; increased visibility; single-use convenience; and effortless, streamlined efficiency Cost-effective, the set also offers versatility Diatech Dimanto from VOCO America. Dimanto One-step, multi-use diamond-impregnated polishing system for pre-polishing and high-gloss finishing of composites Achieves a faster high-surface gloss in one simple procedure without using polishing paste The diamond-impregnated silicone polishers are manufactured to very high-quality standards and are autoclavable and therefore can be used multiple times Dimanto polishers work in wet or dry applications and are available in five different shapes: lens, small, and large tips, small and large cups VOCO America, Inc. EPITEX® Finishing and Polishing Strips EPITEX® Finishing and Polishing Strips Designed to contour, finish, and polish interproximal composite, compomer and glass ionomer restorative surfaces The synthetic plastic strips are extremely thin and flexible, yet very tear-resistant Four abrasion grains are available—Coarse (blue), Medium (green), Fine (gray), and Extra Fine (pink). A clear/transparent matrix strip is also available Abrasive particles are firmly embedded into the strip surface and provide excellent adaptability even between tight interproximal contacts GC America Inc. Footsie™ composite polishers from Komet USA. Footsie™ Composite polishers specially configured in a spiral shape with a small foot at the end of each lamella (working part) to provide exceptional flexibility and durability; the enhanced polishing lamellas resist breakage during a two-step polishing sequence The polishers adapt to all tooth surfaces and can be used from any angle to achieve a brilliant, finished surface quality on occlusal, buccal, lingual posterior, lingual anterior, facial, and interproximal composite restorations Their thickened ends—or feet—quickly impart a shiny yet delicate finish to the final restoration Komet USA TF Trimming and Finishing/Jazz Polishing TF Trimming and Finishing/Jazz Polishing Create faster, more beautiful polishes and eliminate up to 3 steps when finishing and polishing composite restorations with TF Trimming and Finishing and Safe-End Burs Select an SS White Jazz polishing system best suited to your clinical and productivity needs—find the right match for composite, porcelain, or metal Boost your efficiency with convenient Jazz Polishers and kits that offer a selection of disposable polishers for single-patient-use or reusable/autoclavable for multiple-patient use SS White Dental 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Diamond Polishing System 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Diamond Polishing System Provides a simplified approach to finishing and polishing. The color-coded system allows for an easily followed step-by-step process The pre-polishing spiral (beige) prepares the restoration for final gloss, while the diamond-impregnated polishing spiral (pink) gives restorations a gorgeous paste-like gloss Offers the convenience of a rubberized system while also adapting to all tooth surfaces Effective and also gentle on gingival tissues The spirals can be sterilized and reused 3M Sparkle™ Diamond Polishing Paste from Pulpdent Corp. Sparkle™ Diamond Polishing Paste
Specially formulated to produce a high-luster finish on porcelain, gold, metal, and composite
It does not splatter and it washes off easily
Sparkle is packaged in syringes for easy dispensing
Available in kits of four 1.2 ml syringes, and it is also available in a 3 ml syringe
Pulpdent Corp. BrioShine Feather Lite Polishers from Brasseler USA. BrioShine Feather Lite Polishers Ideal for the universal polishing and finishing of ceramic and composite materials with predictable results The unique polisher design adapts to most tooth surfaces and save time by reducing the number of steps required to achieve optimal results Designed with unique stampings that identify their use, BrioShine Feather Lite Polishers feature a plastic mandrel for convenient, single-use application Each polisher is recommended for use at slow speed (4-6,000 RPM) and with little to no water BrioShine Feather Lite Composite & Ceramic Single-Use Polishers are available in sterile packages of 25 Brasseler USA Diamond Twist SCL™ from Premier Dental Products Co. Diamond Twist SCL™ The Diamond Twist SCL Extra-Oral Polishing Kit delivers glaze-like, multi-surface polishing—featuring advance open-weave fibra pre-polishers and 100% wool paste applicators—for a supercharged mirror polish Pre-polish with Fibra Points (barrel, wheel or, taper) The open-weave design generates significantly less heat Final polish with Diamond Twist SuperCharged Polishing Paste applied with felt barrel, wheel or point for a glaze-like polish Premier Dental Products Co. Previous Next