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What Is a Tooth Burnisher?

A tooth burnisher is a hand held dental instrument that is used to make the filling of a tooth shinier. This can be done by polishing the restoration  with a rubbing motion, as the word ‘burnish’ suggests. It is more commonly used to burnish amalgam fillings, but it can also be used to shape the composite or glass ionomer cement (GIC) filling before they set. Continue reading