Q: How long should I use each polisher?
A: Using a wiping motion, at 10,000 to 12,000 RPM, with light pressure and intermittent water spray 50mL/min (or damp tooth), apply the primary polisher to the restorative surface. A smooth, silky surface will appear in 20-30 seconds.
Again, using light pressure and intermittent water spray 50mL/min (or damp tooth), apply the Final High Shine polisher to the tooth, until a high gloss shine appears (15-20 seconds).
Q: Which polisher gets used first?
A: The purple, Primary Polisher is the first polisher in the sequence. This polisher is used to gently diminish small surface defects without affecting anatomy, and prepare the surface for a final high gloss polish (using the peach-coloured polisher).
Q: How long will A.S.A.P. Polishers be used on indirect restorations?
A: A.S.A.P. Polishers are designed to withstand over 30 autoclave cycles, and given that they are made with a robust binder and used for a very short time on the composite, they should outlast most spiral polishers on the market. Placing excessive pressure on the polisher, however, will lead to premature degradation.
Q: Can these A.S.A.P. Polishers be used on indirect restorations?
A: Yes, they can; however, they will wear faster on the harder surface.
Q: Can I use A.S.A.P. Polishers both intraorally and extraorally?
Q: What is the difference between the Primary Polisher (purple) and the Final High Shine Polisher (peach) as well as small vs large sizes?
A: The Primary Polishers (purple) are indicated for the first step of the polishing sequence and prepares the restorative surface for the Final High Shine Polisher. The Final High Shine Polisher (peach) is the second step of this simple procedure and provides the final high gloss lustre. The larger size (14mm) polisher is the universal size, while the smaller (10mm) size is great for pedodontic restorations, patients with a limited opening, and polishing near the gingival margin.
Q: What handpieces pair well with A.S.A.P. Polishers?
A: A.S.A.P. Polishers are designed to be used with a latch-type slow speed handpiece.