What does polishing oral hard tissues and restorations accomplish? The two parts of this review will describe the effect of polishing on various restorative materials and teeth; the development of biofilm and adherence of plaque to teeth and restorations; the effects of unpolished versus polished surfaces on gingival health and longevity of restoration; and techniques for polishing various restorative materials. A listing of available polishing materials is included in Part Two, which will appear in the July-August Northwest Dentistry.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - May 1 2011|