Matrix Systems

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Matrix Bands(92)
Wedges(16)
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3M
Almore International
Angies Dental
Arnel Dental Products
Bioclear
Bosworth Company (A Division of Keystone Industries)
Clinician'S Choice Dental Products, Inc
Coltene
Cosmedent Restorative Dentistry
Cranberry
Danville Materials
Denmat Holdings, Llc
Denovo Dental, Inc.
Dental Art Innovations Pty Ltd
Dentismart
DENTSPLY Maillefer
DENTSPLY Sirona Restorative
Directa Dental
Dr. Walser Dental GmbH
Garrison Dental Solutions
Greater Curve
Henry Schein
Ho Dental Company
Integra Miltex
Js Dental Manufacturing, Inc.
Karl Schumacher
Kerrhawe S.A.
Keystone Industries
Lm-Instrumetns Oy
Maryland Dental Bands
Medicom
Pascal International, Inc.
Patterson Dental
Pentron Clinical
Pfingst & Company, Inc.
PinkBand
Polydentia Sa
Practicon
PREMIER DENTAL PRODUCTS CO.
Procter & Gamble Company
Pulpdent Corporation
Temrex Corporation
Triodent Corporation
Ultradent Products, Inc.
Voco America, Inc.
Water Pik, Inc.
Young Dental Laboratory, Inc.
Young Dental Manufacturing LLC
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1-50
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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 enhanced, Soft Face silicone ensures true matrix band...
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The V3 Ring's nickel titanium construction improves strength and...
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The deadsoft bands are particularly easy to contour and adapt to...
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The Wedge has a structured surface that permits optimum reflection...
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The structured surface of “The Wedge" permits optimum reflection of...
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Most of the SmartView Clip operates at the gingival margin, where...
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Smart Rubber Dam from Cranberry USA is a powder-free, low protein,...
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Other wedges bend only 2-dimensionally, but the synthetic Curvy...
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Secure locking mechanism and instant release enable the retainers...
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The Contact Wedge from Danville is an elastic wedge that...
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Raformer® Matrix has a modern contour form for Class V restorations.
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Stiff Flex Matrices from Danville are designed for use with...

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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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  • Samantha Negraval

    I have to hand it to Christy Kroboth for one of the best story leads I’ve ever read: “When I first go my license I was only doing this as a hobby. I’d work as a dental assistant and catch my alligators on the side.” Now that's a hook! According to a story she wrote for BBC Magazine, Christy loves her animals, especially the gators of her...

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    What is the most common concern most patients think about when they visit the dentist? PAIN! When it comes to pain, patients experience both the physical component, i.e. receiving the injection, and the emotional component, i.e. the anticipation and anxiety associated with pain. A lot of patients face the dilemma of having a conventional...

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