We all have had large non-carious cervical lesions to restore on the facial or buccal surfaces of teeth. The challenge in finishing them is usually over adjusting when removing the excess in two directions (cervical 1/3 and facial 1/3). This often results in a less than desirable root form when finished. I have always used this end (see photo) of the composite instrument to place composite and condense it when restoring posterior Class II preparations. I have discovered that it is the perfect shape for smoothing down the last application of composite on large Class V lesions. When held against the cavosurface margin to the gingival margin it shapes the composite so nicely that there remains almost no other finishing to be completed.