Matrix Systems

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Matrix Bands(87)
Wedges(19)
Matrix Systems(14)
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Dr. Walser Dental GmbH
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Js Dental Manufacturing, Inc.
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Pascal International, Inc.
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Pulpdent Corporation
Temrex Corporation
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Ultradent Products, Inc.
Voco America, Inc.
Water Pik, Inc.
Young Dental Manufacturing LLC
Zest Dental Solutions
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Matrix Systems CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

A dental matrix system provides a “temporary wall” during the restoration process in Class II, Class III, and Class IV preparations. A matrix system employs devices and tools to restore proximal tooth contours to normal shape and function. These include rings; metal or plastic bands to confine the restorative material; mechanical retainers to hold the matrix band in place; wedges to position the matrix band firmly against the gingival margin of the preparation; and tools to restore proximal tooth contours to normal shape and function.

When posterior composite resin materials were introduced in the ’80s, with them came a set of problems unique to these new restorations, which have better esthetic appeal than amalgam. Placing posterior composites is more challenging than working with amalgam, with the possibility of open contacts or margins and incorrectly contoured restorations. New matrix systems, however, have resulted in more ideal placement of restorations. The newer composite materials are stiffer and have less wear, and hold their shape and seal proximal boxes better.

Along with newer matrix systems, the Tofflemire system is still widely used because of its ease in restoring three or more surface preparations. But now, for instance, bands are available in a range of heights, thicknesses, and materials.

There are a variety of matrix systems: posterior, sectional, cervical, anterior, traditional Tofflemire-style, retainerless Tofflemire–style, and automatrix. Improvements in materials and styles in matrix systems have resulted in simpler and more refined restorations.

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The V3 Ring's nickel titanium construction improves strength and range of action. Triodent's V3 Ring, a new sectional matrix ring for...
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Each ContactPro SmartBand has a clearly defined marginal ridge and is made of super thin stainless steel for contouring to the tooth.
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The enhanced, Soft Face silicone ensures true matrix band adaptation that reduces both flash and finishing time, while improving...
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The new ContactPro® Sectional Matrix System provides a solution for Class II Restorations. The ContactPro® Ring provides consistent...
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Each ContactPro SmartBand has a clearly defined marginal ridge and is made of super thin stainless steel for contouring to the tooth.
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The Wedge has a structured surface that permits optimum reflection of light and ensures complete polymerization of light cured filling...
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The structured surface of “The Wedge" permits optimum reflection of light and ensures complete polymerization of light-cured filling...
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Most of the SmartView Clip operates at the gingival margin, where forces are directed perpendicular to the tooth and down, virtually...
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Secure locking mechanism and instant release enable the retainers to tighten and release with precise, effortless action. Fully...
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Raformer® Matrix has a modern contour form for Class V restorations.
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Separating devices are no longer necessary if used in conjunction with the Renamel Posterior System. Plus, posterior composite...
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Ultra-Thin Matrix Bands are made of the highest quality medical-grade stainless steel and provide necessary temporary interproximal...

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  • Julie Cullen

    CoForm from Direct Dental is a pretty nifty little product. It’s a pre-formed transparent matrix system that designed specifically to be used with Class IV composite restorations or when faced with a variety of tooth fractures. The technique is pretty simple. Fill the tooth preparation in layers like you would normally. Then, when you’re ready...

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  • Julie Cullen

    I must confess, I’ve never experienced a zinger, but I’ve been reading about them lately and can state unequivocally that I never want to. Never! Undoubtedly, you’ve had some of your whitening patients tell you about experiencing sudden, intense unexpected pain. They may have described it as a “lightning bolt” or “electric shock.” For years,...

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  • Julie Cullen

    What do you use in your practice? Are you strictly an air-driven dentist or electric? Or do you feel comfortable using both? Whatever your preferences, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of the advantages and challenges of both. After all, your handpieces are probably the most used equipment in your office. Air-Driven Handpieces As you’re probably...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    There’s an old adage in the movie business that director Benh Zeitlin shared: “Avoid water, children and animals—they’ll destroy your film.” Zeitlin made a movie with all 3 elements, and the film was nominated for 4 Oscars. Yes, working with children has its challenges but, as Zeitlin found out, it can be highly rewarding. I imagine that...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    It’s a simple truth that if a company or brand has been around for more than 100 years, it excels at innovation. This is true of both Keystone Industries and Harry J. Bosworth, two companies that came of age together in the 20th century. Nearly four years ago, Keystone acquired Bosworth, bringing together more than two centuries combined in the...

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