Choosing the right sectional matrix ring might seem like a simple task. After all, it's just a little ring, right? Could there be much difference between the wide array of options out there for dentists to choose from? How difficult could it really be?
Two things: It doesn't have to be difficult, and yes, there are, in fact, large differences between all of those little sectional matrix rings!
You may have considerations, like: Is the ring high or low profile? How long are the tines? What are their shapes? How durable is it? Will it get misshapen after a few uses? Are its tines soft or hard? How well does it hold the matrix band in place? Is it versatile enough to work with varying types of restorations?
All of these factors and more were scrutinized and taken into careful consideration in the creation of the Triodent® V3 Ring, making it a go-to for doctors like world-renowned dentist and lecturer Dr. Mike Miyasaki, who says he uses the Triodent V3 Ring for "95% of my restorations." Preparations, as dentists know, come in all sizes and shapes and the V3 Ring can be used with ease in almost every case a clinician is bound to encounter.
Triodent V3 Sectional Matrix Ring
Here are some of the reasons why the Triodent V3 sectional matrix ring outperforms the competition:
Hard, Anatomically V-Shaped Tines:
Specially designed with V-shaped tines and made of glass fiber-reinforced, hard plastic, the V3 sectional matrix ring won't collapse the matrix band around a wide-box restoration, destroying its anatomy. The hard V3 Ring tines grip to the very tips of the tooth, creating stability on the undercut of the tooth, and their anatomical design allows for larger purchase points and greater stability on the tooth.
The V3 Ring is effective even on a very large or wide preparation, provided there is still a little tooth structure at the gingival margin. In fact, the V3 Ring's sturdy frame sits around the prep and the matrix band forms to its shape, while the ring's V-shaped tines straddle the tooth and remaining structure, allowing clinicians to create a beautiful, naturally shaped restoration without collapsed matrix bands and other headaches.
The Triodent V3 Ring handles wide preparations without collapsing the matrix band like many competitor rings.
The Triodent V3 Sectional Matrix Ring features a much lower profile in height and width than many popular competitor rings on the market. This proves to be a huge advantage, especially when performing an MOD, as the ring's low profile allows it to be stacked and butterflied comfortably and easily—even for patients with a narrow mouth—resulting in a beautiful restoration while keeping the patient at ease.
The lower profile of the V3 Ring allows for easier butterflying and stacking with MOD preparations.
Ring Creates Interproximal Separation:
Many clinicians rely on the wedges in their sectional matrix system to create interproximal separation, which can often require placing numerous wedges to achieve the optimal space desired. This makes for, potentially, a very uncomfortable and unpleasant experience for the patient, in addition to using more of the clinician's valuable time than necessary. The V3 Ring exerts optimal separation force on the teeth to produce consistently tight contacts without sacrificing time or patient comfort. Because the V3 Ring exerts the separating force, the Triodent® Wave-Wedge is able to act as a sealing wedge to reduce voids and achieve better restorations.
The nickel-titanium makeup of the V3 Ring has exceptional strength for stability and outstanding spring strength that keeps its tension and shape without stretching out. It is also fully autoclavable for reuse, again and again.
Sets the Bar and Stands the Test of Time:
The introduction of the award-winning V3 Ring sets the bar for sectional matrix rings everywhere with its unique V-shaped tines that grip the tooth and provide exceptional stability. Its wide indications for use, outstanding spring and elastasticity, optimal force for tooth separation, and ability to create natural anatomical contours without collapsing the matrix makes it an industry leader. Even though the V3 Ring has many notable competitors, it remains a leader globaly thanks to its versatility, unique low profile and optimal design.
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