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CRD Item Number: 303328
Manufacturer Item Number: 403328
Matrices, Wedges & Rings
Triodent
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ClearMetal™ from Triodent® is the only transparent matrix with the advantages of metal malleability. It is designed to create natural contours, with the added benefit of transparency for peace-of-mind light-curing, especially with bulk fill and deep cavities. Other features and benefits include:

  • Anatomical design produces natural contours, saving finishing time
  • Hundreds of resin-filled “micro-windows” provide a cure-through option
  • Combine with the V3 Ring and AdaptiVe Wedge for great anatomy and a “clear” advantage
  • Matrix hugs the tooth for extra stability
  • Matrix wings won’t get in the way during ring placement
  • Micro-windows leave no imprint on the composite
  • Non-stick for easy removal
  • Great with bulk fill and deep cavities

Indications for Use

The ClearMetal Matrix is suitable for all Class II restorations. Its transparent surface allows light to pass through, so curing can be initiated with the matrix still in place.

Resin-Filled “Micro-Windows” for Optimum Curing

The ClearMetal matrix system allows you to initiate light curing through the metal, giving you the peace of mind of knowing that the composite is sufficiently cured before the matrix is removed. The matrix also has excellent contrast against the tooth to make the gingival margin stand out, which aids in confirming the seal. The micro-windows do not leave any imprint on the composite. Micro-windows act like a “ramp cure” where light intensity is increased gradually to reduce initial stress and optimize polymerization.

Transparent with Metal Malleability

ClearMetal Matrix is the only transparent matrix with the advantages of metal malleability and shape customization if needed. The ClearMetal Matrix normally does not require burnishing, but if minor adaptation is required to achieve a tight contact, the matrix can be burnished with a burnishing instrument or the tip of the Triodent Pin-Tweezers.

Non-Stick

The ClearMetal Matrix has a non-stick coating to make removal after the restoration easy. The coating on all sizes of the ClearMetal Matrix is a neutral colour.

Stunning Anatomical Accuracy

The unique design of the ClearMetal Matrix allows it to hug the tooth for exceptionally predictable tight contacts. In addition, the gingival apron is ideally shaped to the commonly encountered cavity form to prevent gaps in the gingival axial corner, and the rolled ridge on the occlusal margin of the matrix allows you to create beautiful marginal ridges in every restoration.

ClearMetal Matrix 4.5mm (Item Number: 303328): 50 x 4.5mm Tab-Matrix

ClearMetal Matrix 5.5mm (303329): 50 x 5.5mm Tab-Matrix

ClearMetal Matrix 6.5mm (303330): 50 x 6.5mm Tab-Matrix

Q: What can I do to be sure that the ClearMetal Matrix will slide easily into the proximal space?

A: It always pays to ensure that the interproximal contact is open before placing the matrix. If there is no gap, we recommend using a diamond polishing strip to open it slightly. This makes it easier to position the matrix correctly without deformation, and to view the vertical margins during the procedure, and also to check these margins at follow-up appointments. Beveling the gingival margin will also make it easier to confirm by sight, inside the box, that you have a proper matrix seal.

Q: I want matrix placement to be as easy as possible. Do you have any other tips?

A: You can bend the matrix tab to aid insertion. Grip the occlusal tab of the ClearMetal Matrix with Triodent Pin-Tweezers, bend the tab towards you to create a contra-angle, and place the matrix apically in the gingival crevice.

Q: Is there anything I can do to speed up or streamline my workflow when using the ClearMetal Matrix?

A: Have your assistant preload matrices and wedges in the Triodent Pin-Tweezers. The tweezers hold consumables securely in their passive position, so they can be ready for use, already loaded, on the operatory table. The same can be done with the Triodent V3 Ring in Triodent Forceps with the locking bar engaged, but do not leave the ring extended for too long.

Q: Do I need to burnish ClearMetal Matrices?

A: Ordinarily, no. The matrix is already anatomically shaped, so burnishing is not needed unless you want to customize the provided contour. All that is needed to ensure a tight contact point is for the matrix band to be touching the adjacent tooth prior to composite placement. This can be done carefully with a blunt instrument like a ball burnisher or the tips of Triodent Pin-Tweezers if they fit into the preparation.

Click here to view the Triodent ClearMetal Matrix System IFU.

Recommended Rings: Triodent V3 Ring

Recommended Wedges: Triodent AdaptiVe Wedge

Recommended Placement Tweezers: Triodent Pin-Tweezers

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