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burnishing

/bur·nish·ing/ (bur´nish-ing) a dental procedure somewhat related to polishing and abrading.

burnishing

[bur′nish·ing]
Etymology: ME, burnischen, to make brown
1 (in dentistry) the process of adapting, polishing, and/or work-hardening a metal restoration under the sliding pressure of a smooth hard instrument, as in finishing the surface of a gold filling.
2 (in dentistry) smoothing and adapting the margins of a thin, annealed sheet of platinum to form a band about a tooth as a matrix for a porcelain restoration.

bur·nish·ing

(bŭr'nish-ing)
Smoothing the surface of a dental amalgam after initial carving, or adapting margins of gold restorations by rubbing with a broad-surfaced metal instrument. This term also refers to the rubbing of a medication into the dentinal tubules.
[O.Fr. burnir, to polish]

bur·nish·ing

(bŭr'nish-ing)
Smoothing thesurface of a dental amalgam after initial carving, or adapting margins of gold restorations by rubbing with a broad-surfaced metal instrument; refers to rubbing a medication into dentinal tubules.
[O.Fr. burnir, to polish]

burnishing,

n a process related to polishing and abrading; the metal is moved by mechanically distorting the normal space lattice. Commonly accomplished during the polishing of soft golds.
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