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Case Studies

Class II DO on Second Bicuspid using Composi-Tight 3D Clear - Enrico Cogo, DDS

Enrico Cogo, DDS

The 3D Clear system combines transparent and translucent materials to allow for trans-enamel polymerization. You can apply the curing light from both the buccal and lingual surfaces without interference from metal matrix bands and opaque separator rings. This easily allows for proper curing of deeper proximal boxes and is also beneficial for bulk-filling Class II restorations.

Case Studies

First Contact Article featuring Composi-Tight 3D Clear - Dr. Richard Field

Dr. Richard Field

Dr. Richard Field describes a technique for predictable contact point management.

Tips and Techniques

Composi-Tight® 3D Fusion™ Technique & Cleaning Instructions

User instructions for the Composi-Tight® 3D Fusion™ Sectional Matrix System.

Tips and Techniques

Composi-Tight® Matrix Forceps Research

Matrix Forceps pull-strength research and a tug-of-war challenge!

Tips and Techniques

Pinch™ Matrices Flier

Pinch™ Matrices are retainerless Tofflemire-style matrices with a built-in tensioning ring.

Case Studies

Contemporary Product Solutions Review of Reel Matrix - Photos provided by Dr. Dory Stutman - Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD

Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD

The Reel Matrix was reviewed by 25 evaluation team members and used on 218 patients.  Case photos provided by Dr. Dory Stutman.

Schuyler “Skip” H. Van Gorden, DDS

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
"If you haven’t tried Wedge Wands yet it’s not just about the handle, the wedge itself is very well thought out. Great contours, flexible, very easy on the papilla and the perfect compliment to any sectional matrix system, especially Composi-Tight. I encourage you to try them."
Case Studies

The Use of Separating Rings in the Placement of Class II Composite Resins - Len Boksman, DDS, BSC, FADI, FICD

Len Boksman, DDS, BSC, FADI, FICD

This case study is taken from an article previously published in Oral Health and presents a predictable method of obtaining tight, well contoured, interproximal restorations utilizing separation rings. Clinical predictability is assured when following this protocol.  Figure #5 is courtesy of Dr. David Clark.  Of the ring systems currently available, Composi-Tight 3D gives the author one of the most predictable results.

Case Studies

Class II Restoration with Garrison Composi-Tight® 3DXR Sectional Matrix System

Dr. Terry Wong

Male patient, aged 30, with a distal carious lesion in tooth 45
(lower right second bicuspid), detected on bite wing radiographs.

Tips and Techniques

3D Rings Simple Technique

A simple technique for Class II restorations utilizing 3D or 3DXR Soft Face™ Rings.

Case Studies

Achieving Tight Contact in Large Posterior Composite Restorations Using a Sectional Matrix System with Pre-contoured Matrix Bands: Composi-Tight®

Dory Stutman, DDS
For conservative Class II restorations, restorations distal of canines and/or short or malpositioned teeth, and slightly wide and/or deep restorations, the use of a flexible sectional matrix combined with a separation ring (e.g., Composi-Tight®, Garrison Dental) makes the direct posterior composite placement technique efficient and predictable. The separate contoured ring and matrix bands create an ideal environment in which to place an anatomically correct and properly contoured restoration, while the size options provide enough customization for a correct fit for every unique clinical situation. As the demand for amalgam restorations decreases and clinicians are faced with demands for functional, long-lasting, and esthetic posterior restorations, the efficiency, simplicity, and predictability of the Composi-Tight® system make it an ideal addition to the direct posterior composite armamentarium.

Class II Direct Composite Technique using Composi-tight 3D™

Tips and Techniques

WedgeWands® Clinical Tip

A quick clinical tip for the WedgeWands®.

Tips and Techniques

PerForm™ Proximal Contact Instrument Brochure

PerForm™ Proximal Contact Instrument is a cure-through contact forming instrument you press directly into the first increment of uncured composite on Class II restorations. 

Tips and Techniques

BlueView™ Cervical Matrices Clinical Tip

A quick clinical tip for the BlueView™ Cervical Matrices.

Tips and Techniques

Slick Bands™ Tofflemire-style Bands Flier

Slick Bands™ non-stick matrices are the first Tofflemire-style bands to virtually eliminate the problem of difficult to remove matrix bands.

Tips and Techniques

Research Data on Composi-Tight 3D XR

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

Tips and Techniques

FitStrip™ IPR Guide

Creating accurate interproximal spaces for orthodontic procedures, including minor tooth movement, has never been easier. Simply use the FitStrip color-coded diamond-impregnated strips according to the order provided.

Robert Rosenfeld, DDS

Westwood, New Jersey
"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 my go-to ring, especially for more challenging situations."
Tips and Techniques

3D XR Placement Animation

A short animation showing the placement technique for the 3D XR matrix system.

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