September 2, 2014
SPRING LAKE, Michigan – Garrison Dental Solutions, the global leader in sectional matrix systems used for Class II composite restorations, announces the introduction of a new wedge: the A+Wedge™. Unlike a typical wedge, it is coated with an astringent that allows the clinician to control gingival bleeding. Many dentists experience interproximal bleeding during composite restorative procedures and generally use a wedge and an astringent separately. The A+Wedge combines the two, thus simplifying the restorative procedure.
In addition to adapting naturally and mimicking interproximal anatomy, the A+Wedge is coated with aluminum sulfate that provides an astringent effect. Further, feedback from field trials indicated that the Garrison A+Wedge minimized or eliminated bleeding during the restoration and that the product is particularly beneficial for use on patients with slight to mild gingivitis. Also, this all-new anatomical wedge improves clarity of the restoration area while adapting naturally to the contours of the teeth. The A+Wedge is the first and only plastic wedge coated with an astringent.
The wedges are designed to prevent back-out and are long enough to allow for proper matrix ring placement. The wedges come in a range of sizes (extra-small, small, medium, and large) and can be purchased by themselves or as a component in Garrison’s sectional matrix kits.
For more information about the A+Wedge™, call 1-888-437-0032.