• Reusable polishing system accomplishes more with less.

    June 01, 2016
    3M Newsroom.

    Reusable polishing system accomplishes more with less.

    Using 3M expertise in abrasives, we have developed a tooth restoration polishing alternative that provides speed, simplicity, economy and reusability.

    June 1st, 2016. 3M Newsroom.

    Before the 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Diamond Polishing System, dentists primarily used two choices for polishing tooth restorations. They used traditional rubber points, cups, discs and brushes that don’t easily produce satisfactory aesthetic results, or they used a paste system, which produces a nice gloss, but can be messy.

    With this new system, 3M has leveraged its abrasives expertise to create a polishing system that combines the gloss of a paste with the convenience of a rubberised system in just two easy steps. First, the 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Pre-polishing Spiral smooths and removes scratches that develop during contouring. Then the Sof-Lex™ Diamond Polishing Spiral, embedded with diamond particles, creates a dazzling, paste-like gloss.
    What makes this solution even more attractive is that the Sof-Lex Diamond Polishing system can also be sterilised and reused multiple times, making it an economical choice for any practice. Other well-known brands of rubberised polishers are single use and must be disposed of after a single patient.
    In addition, the flexible spiral shapes adapt to all tooth surfaces, so they can replace traditional points, cups, discs and brushes; and easy, pop-on mounting lets dentists quickly change spirals for improved efficiency.
    The Sof-Lex Diamond Polishing System is one more way 3M is bringing better science to the lives of dentists and their patients.