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 Schmedding.
“The durability of the ring is in a league of its own. There is no other ring on the market that will give you consistent results day in and day out,” he said in a recent interview about Microbrush’s ContactPro Matrix System. “The wide range of adaptability allows the soft silicone to adapt to any circumstance no matter what the situation.”
When used correctly, the ContactPro Ring can make your Class II restoration easier and more efficient. Here are some suggestions from Microbrush for optimal use of the ContactPro Ring:
• Push the ring down on the gingival margin so that it sits right. The tips are silicone so they won’t pinch the gums, so aim them to be placed below the height of contour. You may be used to placing the ring only halfway down the tooth to avoid pinching, but with the ContactPro Ring, this practice could result in slippage.
• The ContactPro Ring is wider than many similar products, so it can give you more visibility and access for light curing. With the ContactPro Ring, you have more access and therefore “knock the ring” less, so there is less risk with the ring popping off.
• The ring’s width gives you the ability to hold cotton rolls underneath it, and preventing them from moving around.
• Notches inside the ring help place the forceps. The forceps tips must go in front of the notches (towards the tips). If you place the forceps behind the notches, then the ring will not open well.
Learn more about the ContactPro Ring on microbrush.com.