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MTriodent® WedgeGuard is a two-in-one tooth shield that removes all risk of damaging the adjacent tooth and the papilla so you can do your preps better and faster at the same time.

Features & Benefits

Triodent WedgeGuard prevents iatrogenic damage to adjacent teeth during cavity preparation. After preparation, the guard is detached while the wedge remains where it is, ready for the insertion of a V3 matrix band beside it.

  • Cleaner, risk-free working area
  • Prevents bur damage to the adjacent tooth
  • Protects gingival papillae, so less bleeding
  • Wedge stays behind, so less trauma than other guards
  • Saves time, cuts stress
  • No cost of second wedge
  • Guard 60 microns thick
  • Retains all the qualities of Wave-Wedge
  • Versatile – useful in a number of procedures

Indications for Use

Use the Triodent WedgeGuard in all Class II restorations.

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  1. To protect the mesial aspect of 26 during cavity prep, a WedgeGuard from Triodent was used.

    V3 WedgeGuard Clinical 1
  2. Cavity prep complete. At this point the metal shield of the WedgeGuard was detached from the Wave-Wedge, leaving just the wedge behind.

    V3 WedgeGuard Clinical 2
  3. A medium V3 Tab-Matrix band was inserted between the wedge and the tooth. Both wedge and matrix were then secured with a Narrow V3 Ring.

    V3 WedgeGuard Clinical 3
  4. The last increment of composite is placed.

    V3 WedgeGuard Clinical 4
  5. Finished restoration.

    V3 WedgeGuard Clinical 5

You can prep Class II & III cavities, veneers and crowns much faster with a WedgeGuard as the worry of damaging the neighbouring tooth is eliminated.

  • Intro Kit: 25 x WedgeGuards Small (White), 25 x WedgeGuards Medium (Pink) & 25 x WedgeGuards Large (Purple)
  • Small: 50 x WedgeGuards Small (White)
  • Medium: 50 x WedgeGuards Medium (Pink)
  • Large: 50 x WedgeGuards Large (Purple)

Q. Can the WedgeGuard be used as a matrix band?

A. No. The WedgeGuard is for protecting the adjacent tooth from unintentional damage. If you use it as a matrix it will create an overhang. After removing the metal shield, the wedge can then be used as a wedge, retaining all the qualities of a Triodent Wave-Wedge.

Q. The top of the WedgeGuard partially obscures my view of the cavity area and affects access. What can I do about that?

A. You can improve vision and access by cutting away part of the guard, for example with a high-speed diamond bur.

Q. What if the contact is too tight to insert the WedgeGuard?

A. If the contact point is too tight to get the WedgeGuard through, cut through the occlusal enamel into the carious lesion to weaken the marginal ridge. Once the marginal ridge is fractured off, it is easy to push the WedgeGuard through.

Q. How can I insert a matrix band with the wedge already in place when it is too tight?

A. If there is no room to slide the matrix directly in between the wedge and the cavity, slide the wedge out partially, then place the matrix, then push the wedge back in. Use a finger to trap the matrix against the side of the tooth while doing this to ensure it does not move.

Q. Does the WedgeGuard separate the teeth?

A. Most wedges have a conflict of function, needing to be hard enough to separate the teeth but soft and adaptive enough to provide a seal at the gingival margin. The WedgeGuard will separate the teeth just slightly but that is not its function. Triodent gives the main job of separation to the V3 Ring or V-Ring, leaving the WedgeGuard free to fulfil its role firstly as an interproximal guard and then to provide an excellent marginal seal when the guard is removed and replaced with a standard matrix.

Q. Can I stack other wedges under the WedgeGuard?

A. Yes, you can. The wedge used in the WedgeGuard retains all the qualities of the Wave-Wedge.

Click here to read How the Triodent V3 Ring Solves Restorative Issues in Dental Products Report by Dr. John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD.

Click here to download the V3 System Product Sheet.

Click here to download the V3 System Instructions For Use.

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