Dental Burnishers

Dental Burnishers

Burnishers are dental hand instruments, normally used at the end of dental restoration procedures or operations. They are used for polishing and contouring amalgam fillings and to polish composite fillings. It is a process to emphasize grooves and to shave off surplus fins.

Dental Burnishers are also used to smooth off the rough margins after the dental restoration, polish the dental restoration, and to remove any scratches formed on the amalgam surface that could have formed during the dental restoration procedure.

The ends of the dental burnishers are angled. They can be single ended or double ended hand instruments. The working tips of dental burnishers, either or both, are rounded and smooth. There are various types of dental burnishers available, based on the working tips designs.

  • Ball Burnisher
  • Beavertail Burnisher
  • Acorn Burnisher
  • Flat Plastic Burnisher
  • T-Ball Burnisher
  • Pear Shaped Burnisher
  • Rotary Burnisher

All these different dental burnishers have different specialized purposes. For example, the Ball Burnishers have round tips used to smooth amalgam after condensing, to contour matrix band before amalgam placement. Beavertail Burnishers are used for closing of marginal gap between gold and tooth in cast gold restoration. Acorn-shaped Burnishers are used for forming occlusal anatomy in posterior restorations.

The following are some of the most commonly used dental burnishers:

B21 – Burnisher, Westcott #21: These are Acorn-Shaped burnishers. The tips sizes are 2mm and 3mm. This design available with Satin Steel and Black TNi Coated working points.

B21B – Burnisher, Westcott #21B: These are also Acorn-Shaped burnishers with tips sizes 2.5mm and 3.5. Available with both Satin Steel and Black TNi Coated working points.

B21 & B21B Westcott Burnisher

B26/29 – Burnisher, White #26/29: These dental burnishers have Round & Ovoid shapes. The tip sizes are 2mm and 5.5/3.5. Available with both Satin Steel and Black TNi Coated working points.

26/29 White Burnisher

B29/31 – Burnisher, White #29/31: These dental burnishers have both Ovoid shaped working point with sizes 4/2.5mm and 5.5/3mm.

29/31 White Burnisher

Technical Specifications of Dental Burnishers:

  • The total instruments length of each dental burnisher is 171cm
  • Durable high grade surgical stainless-steel
  • Completely sterilizable
  • Satin Steel Finishing
  • Left-Hand or Right-Hand usage
  • Boil Tested, Performance Tested, Shape Tested

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