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Tips and Techniques

NiTin™ Sectional Matrix System Instructions

Instructions for the NiTin™ Sectional Matrix System

Tips and Techniques

FitStrip™ IFU and Technical Information - Multi-language

Tips and Techniques

FitStrip Brochure

FitStrips are a complete line of interproximal trimmers and finishers from the company that invented tight interproximal contacts, Garrison Dental Solutions.

The Dental Advisor Product Evaluation for Composi-Tight 3D Fusion

The Dental Advisor

The Dental Advisor Editor's Choice has awarded Composi-Tight 3D Fusion with an overall rating of 97%. Read the PDF to learn more.

 

                                         

Tips and Techniques

FitStrip™ IPR Extension Guide

The Matrix: A Tooth Trilogy Workshop

Theresa Groody, MEd, EFDA, CDA

Official Website: Florida Dental Convention

Event Date:
6/27/2019 at 9:06am EDT
CE Hours:
3 hours
Type:
Seminar
Topic:
W02
Booth:
NAPLES 1
City:
Orlando
State:
FL

Florida Dental Convention

Official Website: Florida Dental Convention
Event Date:
6/27/2019 at:06 (All day) to 6/29/2019 at:06 (All day)
Type:
Trade show
Booth:
608
City:
Orlando
State:
FL

Pacific Northwest Dental Conference

Event Date:
6/20/2019 at:06 (All day) to 6/21/2019 at:06 (All day)
Type:
Trade show
Booth:
127
City:
Bellevue
State:
WA
FAQ

What if the tooth/teeth being restored are very far apart?

Composi-Tight matrix bands can be burnished further than a traditional matrix, but if the distance is too far you will need to employ one of the larger, wider matrices.

FAQ

What is the difference between SoftWedge and other wood wedges?

SoftWedge is made from Lindenwood not Sycamore or Maple. It is more compressible and therefore adapts better to interproximal contours. It will then swell with moisture producing an excellent seal. SoftWedge is also longer than traditional wood wedges allowing for proper and complete penetration of the interproximal space.

FAQ

Can Composi-Tight® be used with amalgam?

Composi-Tight was designed, developed and tested for use with composite. Due to the exceptional, tight contacts produced by this system it is not recommended for amalgam. Use SlickBands or ReelMatrix for amalgam restorations.

FAQ

What if I have difficulty getting the sectional matrix bands in place?

Providing “pre-separation” will help. The preferred method is to use a Garrison FenderWedge during tooth preparation. The FenderWedge will start to separate the teeth while your are cutting the preparation. When the prep is complete, remove the FenderWedge and immediately place the matrix band. Using a traditional wedge for pre-separation will also work, but it will not protect the adjacent tooth from accidental burr contact.

Alternatively, placement of a G-Ring or 3D ring on the tooth for a few minutes prior to matrix band placement will also produce separation. After the ring has been in place for a few minutes, remove the ring and immediately place the matrix band.

FAQ

What if I have trouble removing the bands due to the tightness of the contact?

Use of SlickBands or SlickBands XR with their non-stick coating will greatly simplify matrix band removal. Additionally, our Matrix Forceps with their carbide teeth, provide excellent grip on ultra-thin matrices for easier removal.

FAQ

Can I use a rubber dam forceps to open the rings?

We strongly recommend that you use Garrison ring placement forceps. They are specially designed to open our rings and for ease of use. Rubber dam forceps do not fit the rings well and you will not be able to open the ring wide enough in many cases.

FAQ

What should I do if the contact is too tight, causing discomfort to my patient?

It is the combination of the separating force produced by both the ring and the wedge that stretches the periodontal ligament. Reducing the size of the wedge will lighten the contacts. Contacts that are too tight can be lightened with the use of a fine diamond finishing strip.

FAQ

What is different about your 3D rings than other V-style rings?

Only 3D rings are designed with a firm core that directs the ring tension interproximally where it produces more separation. Only 3D rings have soft silicone on the face of the tines to “hug” the matrix band to the tooth. Flash is virtually eliminated. And only 3DXR and 3D Fusion rings are designed to tenaciously grip virtually any tooth preventing ring “spring-off”.

Journées dentaires internationales du Québec (JDIQ)

Event Date:
5/27/2019 at 8:05am EDT to 5/28/2019 at 6:05pm EDT
Type:
Trade show
Booth:
304
City:
Montreal
State:
Quebec

CDA Spring Session

Official website: CDA Spring Session

Event Date:
5/16/2019 at:05 (All day) to 5/18/2019 at:05 (All day)
Type:
Trade show
Booth:
1729
City:
Anaheim
State:
CA
Clinician Testimonial

Mark McOmie DMD

Chattanooga, TN
"Garrison continues to amaze me with their innovations. I didn't think the sectional matrix and slick bands could be improved, then they came out with the 3D XR. I stand corrected...it is outstanding!"

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