Your tools determine the quality of your work. Dental hygienists’ most common tasks include polishing and cleaning, and choosing the correct dental polishers can help them work more efficiently and provide a better patient experience.

Finishing and polishing tools are used to improve the overall quality of dental materials by finishing and polishing them. There are multiple kinds of finishing and polishing equipment, and many of them have overlapping abilities, making it difficult to choose the right one. We’ve attempted to present the trade-offs so that you can make an informed decision about which equipment is best for the dental polishing burs.

For removing, shaping, and dental polishing burs, non-diamond abrasives work well. Silicon carbide is generally the preferred abrasive for porcelain, acrylic, and gold, as it will not cause discoloration. For composites and enamel, aluminum oxide is used.

Diamond abrasives are more expensive, but they last longer, work faster, and provide a mirror-like sheen.

Porcelain polishers are often made of aluminum oxide or diamond and are available in three grits (coarse, medium, and fine). Aluminum oxide porcelain polishers are less expensive, but they are less durable and take longer to use. On the most recent restorative materials, diamond porcelain polishers are more effective. Points, cups, and discs are available in both forms to fit any process.

Because silicon carbide does not cause discoloration, it is the recommended material for amalgam/gold polishers and acrylic polishers. Various polishers are available in a range of shapes that are appropriate for these materials. Grinding and finishing abrasives and cutting discs provide fast contouring and finishing.

To interact best with specific dental materials, they’re built of aluminum, silicon carbide, and diamond. Green stones (silicon carbide) are used for porcelain, composites, and gold/silver restorations, while white stones (aluminum oxide) are used for enamel, composites, and porcelain restorations, and diamond abrasives are used for ceramic, zirconia, and aluminum restorations.

Finishing and polishing dental burs

Meisingerusa has a wide selection of dental polishing tools that are perfect for finishing and polishing. Whatever finishing and polishing dental burs and equipment you require for your dental business, their broad polishing bur collection is sure to offer what you need.

Types of dental burs

Diamond burs

Diamond burs provide faster and smoother cutting and are required when exceptional precision is required. Diamond burs with finer grit can produce a higher polish, making them better suited to precise work.

Carbide burs

Tungsten carbide, which is three times stiffer than steel, is used to make carbide burs. Because it is made of such a hard material, it can keep its sharpness for a long time, making it an effective cutting tool. Carbide burs come in various types, similar to diamond burs.

Steel Burs

Steel burs are a cost-effective way of preparing cavities and removing dentine. Steel burs are softer, more flexible, and more resistant to chipping and breaking than carbide burs; yet, because they are more flexible, they blunt more quickly.

Ceramic burs

Ceramic dental burs don’t conduct as much heat as other forms of dental burs, making it easier to keep any acrylic parts that are being corrected intact. It’s also a fantastic choice for modifying thermoplastics because of this. When changing burs, cooler cutting decreases the chance of burns.