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Proper finishing and polishing of dental restorative materials are critical clinical procedures and an essential requisite for a successful restoration [Health et al.
Residual surface roughness associated with improper finishing and polishing can result in imperfections of dental restorations and, therefore, clinical difficulties for both the dentist and the patient [Jefferies, 1998].
The aim of this paper is to review and discuss the literature of the last decade dealing with the effectiveness of several methods used for finishing and polishing adhesive restorative materials used in paediatric dentistry.
Finishing and polishing instruments used in dental practice.
Methods used to assess the effectiveness of finishing and polishing instruments.
profilometric analysis (mechanical or optical) in order to measure quantitatively specific values of the surface roughness of a restorative material after finishing and polishing procedures.
Relying on one single method to evaluate the surface texture of a polished material and thus to assess the effectiveness of finishing and polishing instruments may lead to misleading results and conclusions.
Finishing and polishing methods for resin-modified glass-ionomer cements and polyacid-modified resin composites.
The use of EDM as a method to perform finishing and polishing operations will decrease with further development of high speed milling technology.
High speed machining (HSM) offers the possibility of cutting down on leadtime by reducing the effort needed for finishing and polishing operations.