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Clinician Testimonial

Manuele Mancini, DDS

Italy
“The Composi-Tight 3D and 3D XR together with the slick bands is the best clamp-matrix system I’ve ever tried. Class II restorations are tight, anatomical, fast, easy and reproducible. The soft tines fit perfectly to lateral-posterior and even short teeth, eliminating flash and reducing time-consuming finishing procedures. Slick bands perfectly adapt to all Class II situations, even the sub-gingival ones, and the non-stick coating helps band removal. Finally, I must say that Composi-Tight 3D is the best system ever produced to help dentists in restoring interproximal walls. To get something better, we should only wait for Garrison’s next best-seller!”
Clinician Testimonial

Ronald J. Chalk, DDS

Dallas, Texas
"Resistance of contact to floss is superior to anything I've tried including the original Composi-Tight System. I feel you have provided a product that will finally give the consistent results dentists have been looking for."
Clinician Testimonial

Cynthia Brattesani, DDS

San Francisco, California
"I love the Blue View Cervical Matrix! It works so well. My assistants love watching me use this system. The patients love the excitement in our faces. It makes the process easy and fast. Gotta love that! We are also hooked on using the ReelMatrix. Thanks so much for making great products."
Clinician Testimonial

Dr. Maruice Convey

Norway, Maine
"I just wanted to say how awesome the Wedge Wands are! I had my doubts because the looked so bulky and wondered if the post would really separate that easily - they do! I had been using the Flexi Wedges for a few years and they were good, but these are way better! Thanks!"
Clinician Testimonial

Martin Abel, DDS FAGD

Rockville, Maryland
"Composi-Tight Gold™, a great matrix for predictable tight contacts with anatomical contours. There are some dental products which I can't practice without."
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

Dental Products Shopper Product Evaluation for Composi-Tight 3D Fusion

Dental Products Shopper

Dental Products Shopper has awarded Composi-Tight 3D Fusion with an overall rating of 4.4 and a Best Product title. Read the PDF to learn more.

Tips and Techniques

NiTin™ Sectional Matrix System Brochure

Each component of the NiTin™ Sectional Matrix System has been reinvented to enhance performance and value.

Case Studies

Anatomisch geformte Kontaktpunkte

Dr. Martin von Sontagh, Österreich
Tips and Techniques

NiTin™ Sectional Matrix System Instructions

Instructions for the NiTin™ Sectional Matrix System

The Matrix: A Tooth Trilogy Workshop

Theresa Groody, MEd, EFDA, CDA

Official Website: Florida Dental Convention

Event Date:
6/27/2019 at 9:00am to at 12:00pm 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 (All day) to 6/29/2019 at (All day)
Type:
Trade show
Booth:
608
City:
Orlando
State:
FL
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”.

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.

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