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Journal of Biomedical Sciences

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Abstract

A Comperative Evaluation of 3 Different Polishing Methods on Tooth Surface Roughness

Neyran Yilmaz Tuzcel, Murat Akkaya and Fatma Karacaoglu

Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of three different polishing procedures on surface roughness occuring after sonic scaling.
Material and Methods: Dental calculus on 60 extracted teeth stored in distilled water was removed using a sonic device. Surface roughness was measured by profilometer and then samples were divided into 3 groups. Polishing was applied to the samples in first group by rotary rubber cup and prophylaxis paste, to the samples in second group by air-flow, and to the samples in third group by stainbuster bur. The surface roughness measurements taken were recorded by profilometer at every stage.
Results: A significant reduction was determined in surface roughness in the groups used prophylaxis paste and stainbuster bur and the reduction was similar between these groups. In the group used air-flow, a significant reduction could not be detected in the surface roughness.
Conclusion: Stainbuster bur may be an alternative method for traditional polishing material, because of providing the ease of application such as air-polishing techniques and providing smooth surfaces like prophylaxis paste. Clinical Relevance: Stainbuster bur may be an alternative method for traditional polishing material, because of providing the ease of application such as airpolishing techniques and providing smooth surfaces like prophylaxis paste.