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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.

Mid-Continent Dental Congress

Type:
Trade show
Booth:
TBA
City:
St Louis
State:
MO
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™.

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.

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