Microcopy’s Minnow polishers are designed to fit into pits, fissures, and other tooth anatomy that larger polishers can’t reach. The compact point and flared cup are designed to give users access to all areas of the composite, even next to soft tissue. These single-use tools also come pre-sterilized and don’t require any polishing paste, so practitioners can use them and throw them away without the costs and effort of cleaning and sterilizing multi-use polishers.
According to Microcopy, the Minnow polishers are ideal for minimally invasive procedures. Plus, they polish without crumbling or falling apart, the company states. This polishing system also gives users a choice between one-step or 2-step polishing. The one-step process is for finishing off posterior restorations, and the 2-step process brings anteriors to a high-luster shine.
With step one, the Minnow Satin polisher suits everyday restorations. It’s designed to remove surface striations and anatomical defects to leave a smooth surface utilizing aluminum oxide with the company’s Silitec process. Users then can employ the optional step 2 Minnow Hi-Gloss polisher for the most demanding aesthetic restorations. It leaves a liquid luster gloss that’s ideal for anterior restorations, Microcopy reports.
Users apply light pressure with the Minnow Satin and feather-light pressure with the Minnow Hi-Gloss. Microcopy suggests a maximum speed of 5,000 rpm. Also, users should avoid long periods of applied pressure since heat generation can damage the margins. Water spray can be applied for cooling if needed. Then, practitioners rinse and dry to complete the procedure.