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Case Studies

Class II on Second Bicuspid using Composi-Tight 3DXR - Enrico Cogo, DDS

Enrico Cogo, DDS

3D rings are the real topic of Garrison’s systems. The “v” shape of a ring that fits in the interproximal area allows a good fit between the cavity margins and the matrix in the buccal and palatal walls. This results in easier positioning of the composite masses close to the cavity margins, and final remodeling (usually necessary at the time of removal of the matrix) will be very minimal.

Case Studies

Class II Restoration with Microscopes using 3D XR Ring - John Leitner, DDS

John Leitner, DDS

Dr. Leitner has been a member of the Academy of Microscopic Enhanced Dentistry (AMED) since 2004.  This case presents a Class II restoration using microscopes.

Case Studies

Index Technique using Blue View VariStrip™ - Dr. Riccardo Ammannato, DDS

Dr. Riccardo Ammannato, DDS

Photos of the Index Technique using Blue View VariStrip™.

Tips and Techniques

Composi-Tight® Gold Technique

Complete user instructions for Class II restorations utilizing Composi-Tight® Gold.

Tips and Techniques

ReelMatrix™ Flier

Real Easy. Real Tight. Real Fast.  For all posterior restorations.

Case Studies

My New Favorite Sectional Matrix, Composi-Tight 3D Clear - Lee Ann Brady, DMD

Lee Ann Brady, DMD

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

Tips and Techniques

Rally™ Composite Polishers IFU

Instructions for use for the Revv™ Single Patient Mini-Polishers.

Case Studies

Class II Restoration MODB #4 and #5 using Composi-Tight 3D and 3DXR - Robert Rosenfeld, DDS

Robert Rosenfeld, DDS

The 3D rings do a beautiful job of preventing flash by pressing the sectional matrix band against the tooth to be restored. With the prior ring generation, there were some teeth whose anatomical shape resulted in pop-off. With the addition of the new 3DXR ring, that almost never happens. It has become the go-to ring, especially for more challenging situations.

Case Studies

Composite Restorations

Dr. Michael Mandikos, BDSc (Hons), MS (New York), Cert Pros, FRACDS, FICD

Caries in the distal of the first premolar and the disto-occlusal pit of the second premolar. The decision was made to restore the teeth
with a micro-hybrid posterior composite.

Case Studies

Class II MOD #12 using Composi-Tight 3DXR - Robert Rosenfeld, DDS

Robert Rosenfeld, DDS

A DL restoration had been present on #11, but its contour was somewhat concave. It was decided that that filling would be modified first to create a more convex contour against which #12 could be built.

Case Studies

Achieving Fast, Easy and Tight Class II Contacts with Reel Matrix™

Dory Stutman, DDS
Posterior direct composite restorations continue to be among the treatments that clinicians provide on a frequent and regular basis. Challenging enough given the limited visibility and access that are characteristic of the posterior area, these restorations typically require technique sensitive adhesive protocol, including incremental layering and curing of the composite. Even when meticulous placement techniques are implemented, posterior direct composite restorations can be prone to polymerization shrinkage and microleakage that lead to secondary caries and post-operative sensitivity.
Tips and Techniques

Margin Elevation Band Technique

The margin elevation technique allows proper isolation and elevation of deep margin areas prior to restoring with an indirect partial coverage restoration.

Tips and Techniques

Slick Bands Bonding Agent Research

Slick Bands bonding agent internal testing results.

Tips and Techniques

FenderWedge® Brochure

FenderWedge® will lend you a hand by "pre-separating" and protecting while you prepare the tooth.

Tips and Techniques

ReelMatrix™ Technique

Class II Direct Composite Technique using ReelMatrix™.

Tips and Techniques

A+Wedge Brochure

 A+ Wedge™ controls gingival bleeding making restorations cleaner and quicker.

CLASS II’S ARE EASIER WITH COMPOSI-TIGHT® 3D XR

Internal research reveals the superior functionality of the 3D XR ring.

Tips and Techniques

FitStrip™ IFU and Technical Information

FitStrip™ is ideal for proximal contact adjustment, marginal crown seating, veneers, onlays, proximal contouring of composite fillings and cement clean-up.
Tips and Techniques

Tofflemire-Style vs. Sectional Matrix System

Why is a sectional matrix better than a Tofflemire-style matrix? What makes a sectional matrix system work?

Tips and Techniques

eZr™ Instructions for Use (Cleaning and Sterilization)

Cleaning and sterilization instructions for eZr™.

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