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Ultradent’s Jiffy Universal System is a finishing system for all ceramics, including high-strength ceramics. All of the adjusters and polishers in the Jiffy Universal System work interchangeably on porcelain, lithium disilicate, and zirconia. The Universal Extra-Oral Adjusting and Polishing Kit and the Jiffy Universal Intra-Oral Adjusting and Polishing Kit contain an optimal number of components so you can efficiently adjust and polish any ceramic material to achieve a truly smooth surface with a natural-looking finish.
- Universal application eliminates the need for multiple adjusters and polishers, saving time and money
- Specially formulated Ultradent diamond grit provides optimal smoothness and outstanding polishing results
- Multi-grit diamond particles allow for effective adjustment of ceramics for a truly smooth, high-gloss finish
- Maximum diamond retention ensures a long service life
- Autoclavable aluminum block extends the life of the system
For general tips and guidelines on how to use the Jiffy Universal System, please see the Technique Guide.
The Jiffy Universal System is a finishing solution in which all instruments work interchangeably on all ceramic materials, including porcelain, lithium disilicate, and zirconia. The Jiffy Universal Kits include an optimal number of components so you can efficiently adjust and polish any ceramic material to achieve a truly smooth surface with the highest quality, most natural-looking finish possible. The universal application also eliminates the need for multiple finishing systems.
The system comprises a simple two-step process at each stage that effectively smooths and polishes all ceramic materials.
Jiffy Universal Coarse Grinders (Green) are recommended for grinding down sprues and gross adjustment. Jiffy Universal Medium Grinders (Yellow) are designed for adjustments of lithium disilicate, zirconia, and feldspathic porcelain.
Recommended speed: 8,000–12,000 RPM
Jiffy Universal HP Wheels are designed to be used on axial walls, proximal contacts, and cusp areas. Jiffy Natural Universal Wheels are designed to be used on all areas.
Recommended speed for Jiffy Universal: 7,000–10,000 RPM
Recommended speed for Jiffy Natural Universal: 4,000–10,000 RPM
Specifically designed particles of hybrid diamonds adjust all ceramics and minimize heat generation.
Recommended speed: 15,000–20,000 RPM
Use copious amounts of water.
Jiffy Universal ceramic polishers are formulated to polish all high-strength ceramics in a simple two-step system. Jiffy Natural Universal intraoral polishing wheels are used for final intraoral polishing on all areas.
Recommended speed for Jiffy Universal: 5,000–7,000 RPM
Recommended speed for Jiffy Natural Universal: 5,000–8,000 RPM
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it important to finish ceramics appropriately?
Due to the extreme hardness of materials such as zirconia and lithium disilicate, it is challenging to achieve a truly smooth surface when finishing ceramic restorations. If a restoration isn’t finished properly, it can result in microfracturing and abrasion of adjacent teeth. It is also challenging to achieve a truly high-gloss finish which helps give a natural and esthetic look to the restoration.
What is the best way to adjust and polish ceramics?
Ceramics should be finished using adjusters and polishers that are designed specifically for these materials. The Jiffy Universal System gives you the highest quality adjusters and polishers available. These adjusters and polishers are made of specially formulated Ultradent diamond grit, which enables you to achieve the highest quality finish possible. The system comprises a simple two-step process at each stage that effectively smooths and polishes all ceramic materials.
What makes the Jiffy Universal finishing system different than others systems for ceramics?
The Jiffy Universal System is truly a universal system, which means that all adjusters and polishers are equally effective on all ceramics, including porcelain, zirconia, and lithium disilicate. This eliminates the need to purchase multiple kits and pieces, saving you time and money while helping you achieve the best finish possible on all of your restorations.
Is there still a need for the Extra-Oral Kit if my practice uses a laboratory to fabricate ceramic crowns?
Yes. We find that many dentists who use a laboratory instead of in-office milling have a need to adjust and polish lab-crafted restorations extraorally.
How long will the Jiffy adjusters and polishers last?
Jiffy adjusters and polishers are designed for a long life of service. They are made of the highest quality materials and crafted with the most advanced manufacturing methods available today. The autoclavable aluminum block that is included with each kit is designed to extend the life of each piece by preventing warping from bagging separate pieces in the autoclave and dropping pieces on the floor.
Longevity of Jiffy adjusters and polishers can depend on several factors, including the use of an electric handpiece, and whether the pieces are maintained according to the recommended care and maintenance procedures.
Can Jiffy Natural Universal and Jiffy Universal instruments be autoclaved?
Yes. Refer to the Disinfection and Sterilization procedures prior to use for complete care and maintenance instructions and recommendations for use.
Is there warranty coverage on Jiffy Universal products?
Jiffy Universal adjusters and polishers come with a six-month warranty that covers manufacturer defect only. This does not include normal wear and tear, accidental damage, improper care, misuse, user negligence, or failure to use the product in accordance with the manufacturer’s Disinfection and Sterilization procedures.
My lab recommends adjusting and polishing zirconia under water or using a lot of water when working with adjusters and polishers. Do I need to adjust and polish zirconia with water when using the Jiffy Universal?
Labs use diamonds for adjusting, which generate heat and require water for cooling. That is why labs recommend the use of water. The grinders and polishers in the Jiffy Universal Extra-Oral Adjusting and Polishing Kit are specially formulated to generate less heat, so there is not much need to use large amounts of water—if any—with these instruments. However, we do recommend copious amounts of water when using the Universal Intra-Oral Jiffy Fine Football and Jiffy Fine Round End Taper Diamonds when doing intra-oral adjustments. See the Technique Guide for more information.
Is it really necessary to polish prior to crystallization when working with lithium disilicate (e.g. IPS e.max®*)? Why isn’t it common for those who use in-office milling to polish before glazing?
Leading manufacturers of finishing systems for high-strength ceramics, including Ultradent, recommend polishing prior to crystallization. This step is often skipped because the value of polishing is often not fully understood.
Polishing lithium disilicate in the pre-crystallized state for is recommended because a polished surface will remain smooth longer than a glazed surface. The glaze on a crystallized crown will eventually wear away on contact areas. Polishing during the blue state prior to firing will ensure a smooth surface underneath the glaze, increasing the durability and life of the restoration. Only doctors who use in-office milling machines will encounter the pre-crystallized state.
*Not a registered trademark of Ultradent Products, Inc.
What is a sprue? Can the Jiffy Universal System remove sprues?
A sprue is a piece of material that is left on a restoration when it is separated from the casting mold or the milling block/disc. Casting is the process by which a wax pattern of a restoration is converted to a replicate in dental alloy. The casting process is used to make dental restorations such as inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges, and removable partial dentures.
Sprues can be challenging to remove quickly. Several evaluators who participated in a trial of the Jiffy Universal System stated that the coarse green Jiffy adjuster is the best they’ve used for removing a sprue.
Should all adjusters and polishers in the Jiffy ceramic or composite kits be autoclaved in the aluminum block, even if they were not used?
If an adjuster or polisher is not used or contaminated in some way, it does not need to be sterilized. The sterilization process gradually wears down the integrity of the instruments over time.