COMPARISON OF FINISHING AND POLISHING SYSTEMS FOR RESIDUAL RESIN REMOVAL AFTER DEBONDING


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ULUSOY M. Ç.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ORAL SCIENCE, vol.17, no.3, pp.209-215, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/s1678-77572009000300015
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED ORAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-215

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate (1) the effectiveness of one-step polishers on the surface morphology of enamel using scanning electron microscope (SEM) and compare their effects with conventional systems for residual adhesive removal; and (2) the time spent to remove resin remnants. Material and Methods: Metal brackets were bonded to the buccal surface of 80 freshly extracted human premolar teeth and received the same resin-removal methods to evaluate the time spent to remove resin remnants (n = 10). The brackets were debonded and residual adhesive was removed using different systems. Fourty-five premolars, including the control group with intact enamel (n = 5), were examined by SEM. Results: 30-blade tungsten carbide burs were the least time-consuming procedure. The best system in SEM study was the PoGo micro-polishers followed by Super-Snap Rainbow system. Conclusions: The effect of polishing systems on residual resin removal was dependent on the characteristics of the instruments in each system.