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Tips and Techniques

Composi-Tight® 3D Fusion™ Wedge Brochure

Composi-Tight®​ 3D Fusion Wedges fuse two materials together to produce the perfect combination of adaptability and retention.

Case Studies

Clinical Solutions to Common Problems Faced When Placing Class II Direct Composites with Composi-Tight 3D and WedgeWands - Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD

Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD

In this article we will look at three specific areas: 1) Management of the soft tissue in the interproximal region 2) Creation of proximal contour and contact and 3) Finishing and polishing of the restoration.

Case Studies

Cervical Decay, Ionomer Filling and Matrix System: An Alternative to Composite

Dr. David Gerdolle

Due to the location of the decay and poor interproximal hygiene, the cavity was filled using a glass ionomer cement.

Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD

Charlotte, North Carolina
"The 3D Soft Face ring anatomically fills the facial and lingual embrasure spaces creating a more accurate fit of the sectional matrix to the cavosurface margin of the proximal box. The result...a perfect anatomically shaped proximal composite surface and marginal ridge with little to no contouring and finishing required."
Tips and Techniques

Garrison Sectional Matrix Band Comparison Guide

A comparison chart of the various sectional matrix bands offered by Garrison.

Case Studies

Utilizing Innovative Matrix Systems to Achieve Predictable Anterior Direct Composite Restorations

Dory Stutman, DDS
Direct anterior composite restorations inherently demand precise placement of appropriately shaded composites, attention to anatomical characteristics, and thorough refinement of the embrasures, incisal edges, emergence profile, gingival margins, and proximal contacts. Whether to repair wear, caries, chips or factures, or to enhance tooth shape, size and color for esthetic reasons, direct anterior composite restorations can present clinicians with various technique-related challenges based on the clinical situation at hand.

Thin Tine G-Ring® Retains On Difficult Teeth

Tips and Techniques

WedgeWands® Technique

Technique for using WedgeWands®.

Tips and Techniques

Composi-Tight® 3D XR System Brochure

Composi-Tight® 3D XR system has taken all the benefits of the original 3D system and built upon them. 

Tips and Techniques

FenderWedge® Clinical Tip

A quick clinical tip for the FenderWedge®.

Tips and Techniques

Cervical Matrix & Anterior Matrix Brochure

Cervical Matrix & Anterior Matrix Flier

Jeffrey C. Hoos, DMD, FAGD

Stratford, Connecticut
"We as dentists are under the same obligation as all healthcare givers: Do no harm! Using a product that protects the tissue and provides a superior results for our restorative needs, that is what the Garrison 3D Soft-Face ring does for us. The soft silicone provides gentle protection of tissue and at same time allows for the correct adaption to aid in providing the best restorative solution."

My New Favorite Sectional Matrix

Lee Ann Brady, DMD

Over the last month I have started to use the Composi-Tight 3D Clear sectional matrix from Garrison and cannot imagine going back to using anything else.

Tips and Techniques

Rally™ Composite Mini-Polishers Brochure & Technique

With zero reprocessing and sterilization hassles and a lustrous diamond final gloss, Revv single patient mini-polishers get you across the finish line and on to your next patient.

Lee Ann Brady, DMD

Glendale, Arizona
"If it is possible, and not too weird, to be in love with a matrix band, I am. Over the last month, I have started to use the Composi-Tight 3D Clear sectional matrix from Garrison and I cannot imagine going back to using anything else."
Case Studies

Class III Restoration on Distal #6 using Composi-Tight 3D XR - Robert Rosenfeld, DDS

Robert Rosenfeld, DDS

It is likely that there had been a diastema prior to loss of old composite, but decided to close it with a new restoration.

Case Studies

Margin Elevation Technique: #2 and #3 Deep Subgingival Caries

Dr. Matthew A. Nejad, DDS

The margin elevation technique allows proper isolation and elevation of deep margin areas prior to restoring with an indirect partial coverage restoration (inlay or onlay). The use of the Garrison Reel Matrix margin elevation band allows proper adaptation and seal of these deep areas so that a composite margin elevation can be performed.

Case Studies

Direct Composite Restorations using Composi-Tight Gold - Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD

Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD

The challenge with Class II restorations has always been to recreate contact to the adjacent tooth and at the same time, restore proper interproximal anatomic form given the limitations of conventional matrix systems. The thickness of the matrix band and the ability to compress the periodontal ligaments of the tooth being restored and the one adjacent to it can sometimes make the restoration of proximal tooth contact laborious at best.

Case Studies

The Efficient Clinician Article - Improving Class II Predictability and Clinical Outcome with a Sectional Matrix System

John Garrison, DDS

Achieving a high level of predictability with Class II composite fillings can be a tremendous benefit to the bottom line in any practice. When this procedure can be reliably completed in an efficient manner, it becomes an outstanding revenue generator and a great service to the patient.  Case photos provided by David Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD, FACE.

Tips and Techniques

Why Should I Upgrade?

Here’s why it’s time to upgrade to the All-New Composi-Tight® 3D Fusion™ Sectional Matrix System!

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