Please carefully review these user instructions before using. BurtonBands is a revolutionary restorative product that, when used properly, will greatly enhance operator efficiency and outcomes. These products are very different from what is currently available, so please take time to understand how they work.
Cleaning and Sterilization:
BurtonBands matrices and wedges are intended to be single-use products. Do not sterilize for reuse.
- Apply a rubber dam – Patient safety is always a priority. BurtonBands recommends use of a rubber dam for all restorative procedures. If a rubber dam is not indicated, it is recommended that the operator secure the wedges with a piece of floss to reduce the risk of accidental ingestion or aspiration.
- Prepare the cavity – Complete the cavity preparation as usual using a pre-wedge and guard to protect the adjacent tooth if necessary. Pre-wedging is recommended.
- Insert the Split Wedge – Select either a left- or right-facing Split Wedge depending on which side of the tooth is being restored. Insert the wedge from either the buccal or lingual side, ensuring that both wings push through the gingival embrasure. Apply gentle pressure on the wedge to push slightly further between the teeth to create separation. Hold for 3 seconds to set in place.
- Insert the Force Wedge – Insert the Force Wedge between the winge of the Split Wedge. Press firmly until the wedges lock into place.
- Adjust the matrix – Confirm that the matrix has sealed all margins of the cavitation and burnish against the adjacent tooth if necessary to create the appropriate contour and contact.
- Fill the cavitation – Using your preferred etching, bonding, composite and curing products, complete the restoration.
- Remove the Wedges – Remove and discard the Force Wedge. If needed, break the bond between the composite and matrix band with an explorer. Remove and discard the Split Wedge.
- Complete the restoration – Shape and polish as needed.
Watch Dr. Burton's video demonstrations for more information.