BurtonBands Matrix Systems provide several advantages over conventional methods.
BurtonBands Anterior Matrix System
The BurtonBands Anterior Matrix System allows practitioners to predictably and efficiently perform Class III and IV restorations of any size or shape.
Problem: Certain anterior matrix systems require time-consuming trial and error to adjust the matrix to the correct size, and the practitioner must perform significant post-polymerization adjustments in order to achieve proper shape, contour, and aesthetics.
Solution: The BurtonBands matrix is ready to use right out of the box with no adjustments necessary. The wedge and matrix band integration allows practitioners to place the wedge and band in one step. The notched wedge locks into place, stabilizing the matrix band and freeing both hands for restoration.
Problem: Current anterior systems are far too large compared to the restoration area, which interferes with restoration placement.
Solution: The narrow width of the BurtonBands matrix gives practitioners full access to the cavitation, which allows them to predictably place and sculpt the composite. This greatly reduces finishing time.
Problem: Plastic matrix systems require a certain thickness to maintain their form. This thickness interferes with achieving proper contours and proximal contact.
Solution: The metal BurtonBands matrix band is thinner than plastic matrices and provides the practitioner with control over the interproximal contour and proximal contact placement.
Problem: Current systems lack the ability to properly seal the gingival margin, which leads to microleakage, overhangs, and poorly contoured restorations.
Solution: The unique BurtonBands wedge design allows the matrix band to maintain its curvature all the way to the base of the wedge, making it ideal for difficult interproximal root caries. The band consistently creates a seal at the base of the cavosurface margin.
BurtonBands2 Posterior Matrix System
Class II composite restorations are one of the most common procedures performed by dental practitioners. Current matrix systems are inefficient and fail to produce consistent results, leading to high failure rates. The BurtonBands2 Posterior Matrix System is a ringless option that solves for many of these inefficiencies, while delivering superior aesthetics.
Problem: Flimsy matrices are difficult to place and wedge consistently.
Solution: The BurtonBands2 Posterior Matrix System accomplishes this in one simplified step. The wedge adds rigidity to the attached matrix, allowing it to be placed more easily and accurately.
Problem: After the matrix and wedge are placed, a ring system can cause the matrix to kink and lose its natural contour. This often results in overhanging margins and improperly contoured restorations.
Solution: The curved wings of the Split Wedge on the BurtonBands2 Posterior Matrix System help adapt the matrix to the buccal and lingual line angle contours of the tooth without the use of excessive pressure from a ring. This allows the practitioner to control where the proximal contact is being placed, which eliminates flash and reduces finishing time. If using a ring is preferable, the system is also compatible with most rings. The streamlined size of the matrix band allows the ring to engage the walls of the teeth without engaging the matrix, giving class II restorations perfect shape and contour.
Problem: Matrices and wedges can fail to seal the gingival margin of the proximal box, which leads to poorly adapted restorations and excess flash or overhangs.
Solution: The attachment of the matrix band to the flexible Split Wedge on the BurtonBands2 Posterior Matrix System consistently creates a seal at the gingival margin. It also allows the matrix to emerge at the correct angle, creating a properly-contoured restoration.
Problem: Rings create separation between the teeth but greatly reduce access to the area being restored, particularly when multiple restorations are being performed simultaneously.
Solution: The dual wedge system provides similar separation without the need for a ring, which results in greater access to the restoration. The opposing Force Wedge applies uniform pressure on the Split Wedge, gently pushing the teeth apart as it is inserted.
Problem: Certain matrices are oversized in both height and width, which is necessary to provide surface area for a ring to grip. However, excessive size results in decreased access and over-filling of the cavitation without line of sight to the adjacent tooth, which increases finishing time.
Solution: The BurtonBands2 Posterior Matrix System uses the correct height and contours, which allows for marginal ridge shaping in line with the adjacent tooth. This reduces finishing time, and creates naturally contoured restorations.