In this article, we will help you refresh and revitalize your dental polishing process. Composite can be one of the hardest materials we work with in dentistry. The longevity and aesthetics of composite restorations are enhanced by high-quality finishing and polishing, whereas rough, poorly polished surfaces cause staining, plaque buildup, gingival sensitivity, recurrent caries, and restorative discoloration. There are numerous technologies available for the finishing and polishing process, including bristle brushes, polishing pastes, discs with carbide or fine diamond burs, rubber or silicone points or wheels, etc.
To get the best shine, it’s crucial to use everything properly and in the right order. Here we will provide you with all the necessary information about Composite polishers and how you can improve your Composite Polishing.
1. Enamelize Composite Polishing Paste
What is Enamelize? It is a paste made of aluminum oxide that can be used to give composites, porcelain, metal, and natural teeth a final polish. Water, glycerin, vegetable oil, an emulsifier, and aluminum oxide make up this substance. This product is fantastic at giving your restoration its ultimate beauty once you’ve finished and polished it and you’re satisfied with everything but the shine or final gloss. You may use it with a felt wheel or a rubber prophy cup.
2. Dental Composite Brushes
They work well for applying tints and opaques, silanating agents, bonding glue, and removing cement before polymerization.
Modelling brushes for composite materials, Composite Brushes are designed to have a high aesthetic design, the handles are autoclavable and the tips are replaceable, they may be cold sterilized for multiple uses, and they have a high density synthetic black fiber that allows them to resist the action of the photo-curing liquids that touch them more than any conventional brush.
3. Brush and Sculpt
A modelling resin for your composite resin material. A modest bit of Brush & Sculpt applied to your brush or tool will make manipulating composites simpler.
4. DiaComp Feather Lite Intra-Oral Composite Polisher
These brand-new composite polishers work wonders in the back to keep your composite anatomy in good shape and provide a stunning shine. What are they? These composite polishers are diamond-impregnated medium and fine. They can be used with water under light pressure at 5-6,000 RPMs and are sterile and reusable. Don’t set the rpm too high or apply too much pressure, or the arms will fly off and you won’t get many uses out of them.
The success or failure of a resin composite restoration depends on several factors. Even though it is simple to point the finger at the manufacturer in the event of a failure and request a better material, an improved material utilized improperly will not result in a better repair. Before looking for better material, it is occasionally essential to take a step back and assess how the current material is being used to make sure that all the fundamentals are covered. Although most manufacturers work to provide the profession with the best materials they can, they can and should be held accountable if material on the market does not function as promised.