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Sof-Lex™ Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels are a unique two-step, single use finishing and polishing system. The flexible shape of the wheels allows them to adjust to the contours of a tooth surface – even if the tooth surface is irregular, concave or convex in shape. This means you can now polish anterior and posterior restorations with one versatile tool...
So why use points, cups, discs and brushes when one shape will do?
Sof-Lex spiral wheels…
Adapt to all tooth surfaces1, work from any angle2
Are effective at reaching anterior and posterior restorations
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.
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.The study shows Sof-Lex™ Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels produce a smooth gloss surface better than or equal to the industry’s leading products1.
Surface roughness actually measures how rough or smooth the surface is before and after treatment. Sof-Lex™ Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels produce a smoother or similar surface roughness compared to the industry-leading products.
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.
SEM micrographs can be used to observe the actual surface roughness.
Figure 1. Initial Situation
Figure 2. After Polish with Sof-Lex Spiral
Sof-Lex™ Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels produce a smooth surface better than or equal to other leading products2. The left picture shows the unpolished material while the material on the right has been polished using Sof-Lex spiral finishing and polishing wheels.
Sof-Lex™ Spiral Wheels, Discs & Strips System Kit
10 Sof-Lex Spiral Finishing Wheels (beige), 10 Sof-Lex Spiral Polishing Wheels (white), Sof-Lex™ Extra-Thin Polishing Discs 12.7mm: 30 each of 2382C (Coarse); 2382M (Medium); 2382F (Fine); 2382SF (Superfine), Sof-Lex™ Extra-Thin Polishing Discs 9.5mm: 30 each of 2381C (Coarse); 2381M (Medium); 2381F (Fine); 2381SF (Superfine), Sof-Lex™ Finishing Strips: 15 of 1954C/M (Coarse/Medium), 1 RA Mandrel
The Sof-Lex System
Sof-Lex™ Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels are designed to fit perfectly into the Sof-Lex™ System.They use the same mandrel as the discs. Sof-Lex™ discs, strips and spiral wheels are colour-coded from dark (coarse) to light (superfine) for an easy to follow step-by-step process.