Matrix Systems

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Matrix Bands(96)
Wedges(19)
Matrix Systems(4)
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3M
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Bosworth Company (A Division of Keystone Industries)
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Cosmedent Restorative Dentistry
Cranberry
Denmat Holdings, Llc
Denovo Dental, Inc.
Dental Art Innovations Pty Ltd
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Dentsply Maillefer
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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
Microbrush International
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 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 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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Fintrec Transparent Wedges from Pulpdent are one size fits all, tapered wedges. These wedges are able to fit into all interproximal...
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Bi-Wedge from Almore Mfg Company is V-shaped and designed to access hard-to-reach posterior areas. It is flexible, made of plastic, and...

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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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  • Marie

    Are you getting the most benefit from your ring? If you’re using the Microbrush ContactPro® Ring, you may see some differences between it and other rings—but did you know those differences impact how best to use it? The ring provides consistent clamping force and a strong seal, and is a favorite of California-based restorative dentist Dr. Troy...

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  • Allison Walker

    Like most technological advancements in dentistry, composites have continued to evolve to the point where one product may be all that is needed to provide most direct restorations in the dental practice. Universal direct composites were developed to simplify the process of delivering highly esthetic and durable direct restorations while reducing...

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  • Julie Cullen

    “You don’t take care of your stuff.” That would be a comment I heard from my mother quite often when I was a child. And she was right. I didn’t put away my toys properly, so they got lost or broken, and I didn’t maintain things like my bike and ice skates, so they didn’t work right and I just shoved them to the back of the garage or closet. And...

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  • Marie

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