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Class II Case Studies
Class II on Second Bicuspid using Composi-Tight 3DXR - 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.
Class II Restoration using Garrison 3D XR Ring - Dr. Giuseppe Chiodera
Case study features a cavity mesial 16, access obtained from the cavity distal 15.
Class II Restoration with Garrison Composi-Tight® 3DXR Sectional Matrix System
Male patient, aged 30, with a distal carious lesion in tooth 45
(lower right second bicuspid), detected on bite wing radiographs.
Class II Restoration with Microscopes using 3D XR Ring - 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.
Class II Restoration MODB #4 and #5 using Composi-Tight 3D and 3DXR - 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.
Cervical Decay, Ionomer Filling and Matrix System: An Alternative to Composite
Due to the location of the decay and poor interproximal hygiene, the cavity was filled using a glass ionomer cement.
Margin Elevation Technique: #2 and #3 Deep Subgingival Caries
The margin elevation technique allows proper isolation and elevation of deep margin areas prior to restoring with an indirect partial coverage restoration (inlay or onlay). The use of the Garrison Reel Matrix margin elevation band allows proper adaptation and seal of these deep areas so that a composite margin elevation can be performed.
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.
First Contact Article featuring Composi-Tight 3D Clear - Dr. Richard Field
Dr. Richard Field describes a technique for predictable contact point management.
Composi-Tight® 3D XR Sectional Matrix System: Strength and Innovation
Dentists struggle on a daily basis with Class II restorations, especially on short or malpositioned teeth. There is the struggle of needing a tight gingival seal to minimize overhangs, the need for post-restorative finishing, and the struggle of attaining perfect anatomical contours. I had the opportunity to work with the Garrison Composi-Tight® 3D XR system over the last few months. Here are my observations.