Sof-Lex™ Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels, System Kit
Features & Benefits
Sof-Lex™ Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels are the versatile tools after the initial contouring! Their innovative new product design makes dental finishing and polishing easy and convenient.
§ Their unique, flexible shape easily adapts to irregular, convex and concave tooth surfaces.
§ Anterior and posterior restorations can be finished and polished with one tool for each step, no need to switch between points, cups discs and brushes.
§ All parts of the spiral wheel can be used: side, top, bottom and edge. Therefore, the spiral wheels are effective from any angle.
§ The fine finishing wheel (beige) smoothes and removes scratches in restorations that develop during contouring, and prepares the surface for high gloss polishing.
§ The superfine polishing wheel (white) creates a very smooth, high-gloss polish.
§ Sof-Lex™ Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels are for single use and work without paste and water cooling.
§ Resin-modified glass ionomers
§ Bisacrylic temporary materials
§ Resin nano ceramic – Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative
§ Precious and semi-precious metal
Performance for finishing and polishing systems is typically evaluated by measuring surface gloss, surface roughness and heat generation.
Caption: Samples of Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal were prepared and then treated with 320 Grit Sandpaper to obtain a uniform and typical clinically relevant finished surface prior to polishing. They were then treated with the various polishing systems. Source: 3M ESPE internal data. Data available on request at 3MESPE.eu
Surface gloss or reflectance indicates how polished or shiny the surface can become after treatment. A high gloss attainment indicates a shiny, more reflective surface.
Surface roughness actually measures how rough or smooth the surface is before and after treatment.
§ The surface roughness can be quantified using surface profilometers. A profilometer drags a stylus over the surface. In this case, Ra (average surface roughness expressed in units of height) is the parameter reported. The lower the Ra (average surface roughness), the smoother the surface.
§ SEMs can be used to observe the actual surface roughness.
Sof-Lex™ Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels produce a smooth surface better than or equal to other leading products.The left picture shows the unpolished material while the material on the right has been polished using Sof-Lex™ Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels.
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