Polishing is a part of my daily routine. Whether it is enamel, composite or ceramic multiple times a day I am tasked with creating a smooth polished surface for my patients to function against and to facilitate hygiene. Over the years I have used many different types of polishing systems. Today my favorite is the Featherlite style polishers from Brasseler.
One of the places we can be very inefficient in a dental office is with our systems to manage burs. Having to look through multiple bur blocks for what you want kills time. On the assistant's side, restocking bur blocks, ordering burs and understanding what the dentist needs and wants can be very time consuming. Investing the time to develop bur blocks for
The Dress n Grind Diamond is a great tool from Brasseler that I use to reshape polishers and finishing diamonds. You hold the Dress n Grind in your hand and with the bur int eh hand piece you can refinish the tip, or reshape a stone or silicone polisher to the shape you need to get into small interproximal or subgingival spaces.
Do coarser surface textures on preps increase bond strength, or is ti exactly the opposite? How does the surface texture of a preparation affect the accuracy of a VPS or Polyether impression? In this video we will look at the answer to these questions as well as the technique for creating the best surface texture with ease.