Revista de Odontologia da Universidade de São Paulo
versão impressa ISSN 0103-0663
MONDELLI, José; PINHEIRO, Rogério Fulgêncio e LANZA, Lincoln Dias. Polishing of amalgam restorations: an alternative technique using air abrasion. Rev Odontol Univ São Paulo [online]. 1998, vol.12, n.4, pp. 343-347. ISSN 0103-0663. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-06631998000400007.
Polishing amalgam restorations results in a smoother surface, reducing the presence of porosities, favouring a good response of periodontal tissues and thus increasing the longevity of those restorations. Therefore, several techniques have been described in order to contribute to higher quality restorations. Recently, sandblasting devices have been introduced in dental practice and the authors describe an alternative technique for finishing and polishing amalgam restorations using sandblasting, which results in clinically adequate superficial characteristics.
Palavras-chave : Dental amalgam; Dental polishing.