- Product Details
- Clinical Technique
Rings produce optimal tooth separation for excellent, tight contacts Longer lasting by design. Advanced materials and design combine to produce our longest-lasting, most predictable separator ring ever! Strong tooth separation yet easier to open! Nitinol drawn-wire nickel-titanium is aligned at the molecular level for superior performance yet requires less effort to open. Garrison's proprietary StrataSet treatment maximizes the longevity of this advanced material.
The PEEK ultra-durable reinforcement on the back of the ring allows Strata-G to retain a higher percentage of initial strength for much longer than non-reinforced rings. Proprietary StrataBond silicone/PEEK tips withstand hundreds of applications. Enhanced marginal ridge guides and supports matrix bands. StrataBond silicone for unsurpassed flash control. Ultra-Halt retention extensions provide a tenacious grip and are gentler to the papilla. Wider indications--wider smiles!
Indications for Use
Class II restorations.
Technique for Class II restorations utilizing Strata-G Softface Rings.
Place Rubber Damn. Isolation of the area helps to prevent contamination from blood and saliva. As with many dental procedures, the aspiration of small parts is a valid concern.
Prepare tooth with conservative Class II preparation.
Place Strata-G sectional matrix band. Select a matrix band that most closely approximates the occlusogingival height of the tooth. The Grab-Tab should be oriented toward the occlusal margin and may be bent over the adjacent tooth after placement. (Figure 1)
Insert Strata-G wedge. Keep a finger on the matrix band to prevent the wedge from dislodging the band during insertion. Wedge firmly, a high-viscosity resin packed into the preparation may displace the band away from the tooth. (Figure 2)
Apply the Strata-G Soft Face ring retainer. Keep a finger on the matrix band to prevent the wedge from dislodging the band during insertion. Wedge firmly, a high-viscosity resin packed into the preparation may displace the band away from the tooth. (Figure 3)
Very Important: push the matrix band firmly into contact with the adjacent tooth in the desired contact area.
Use your preferred etching, disinfecting and bonding technique following manufacturer’s instructions. Apply your preferred composite resin following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Remove the ring, wedge and band.
Contour and polish the restoration.
This video will guide you in understanding the features of the product and how to use the Strata-G Sectional Matrix System by Garrison.
This video will guide you in understanding the differences and similarities of Strata-G compared to Composi-Tight 3D Fusion.
Garrison Strata-G Assorted Ring 3-Pack (Item Number: 203251) includes one each of:
- Short Blue Ring
- Tall Orange Ring
- Wide Prep Green Ring
Garrison Strata-G Matrix Rings available in the following 2-packs:
- Short Blue Ring (Item Number: 203237)
- Tall Orange Ring (203238)
- Wide Prep Green Ring (203239)
Recommended Kit: Garrison Strata-G Sectional Matrix System Intro Kit
Recommended Wedges: Garrison Strata-G Matrix Wedges
Recommended Bands: Garrison Strata-G Matrices Bands