One ring, perfect contact point – 24 options for second class cavities: the Diamond 24
Restoration of different interproximal anatomies is a real, daily challenge; what if you could have 24 options with just one ring?
While it is unusual for a patient to complain about the color of an upper second molar, he will for sure complain if food impacts in between the restored teeth after eating or if dental floss breaks.
In second class restorations, key is rebuilding a correct contact point, not only because it is sometimes clinically not as simple, but also as it is part of those performances that influence the quality perceived by the patient.
To get better contact points and to simplify the finishing procedures, the Style Italiano team has designed Diamond 24, a revolutionary tool to have a semi-customized ring in no time.
In the picture, the composite is in place just calibrated by Misura Posterior LM.
Always transform the class 2 cavities in class 1 restorations.
Diamond 24 is a full silicone terminal to be placed on the MyRing Classico, which enables you to perform different restorations by being rotated in different positions, so that they interproximal area has the perfect adaptation.
It is also pretty clear that, if we consider the interproximal points, the spaces between teeth are very different from one another. So how would be a single ring be able to fill all the interproximal spaces in a way that is considered correct?
This is the reason why Polydentia in the last years developed the Tubes, a really useful tool to fill those spaces. This silicone terminal to put on the ring bars was a great idea, and from this project, the Style Italiano Idea Factory designed it evolution, the Diamond 24.
As you can see in the picture, in this case the best solution was to use the silicone tip only on the palatal side, both in the mesial and distal interproximal spaces.
In this case the lateral side of the tip is the best solution to fill the space, both on the buccal and the lingual side.
In this molar the choice is only one silicone terminal from the lingual side.
Matrix in place and matrix open after the polymerization of the marginal wall.
In the picture you can see the walls after the polymerization.
Thanks to the silicone tip, the matrix is better embraced in between the tool and the tooth.
Let’s consider the same concept from an occlusal point of view: a traditional ring can help but does not provide the best matrix adaptation on the tooth
This nichel-titanium ring is a special one as it’s made to keep, in the long run, the same physical properties.
Different plastic and silicone rings are available on the market but all of them present only one check only one way of inserting it into proximal space.
Start today thinking about ring and matrix for second class restorations in a whole new way. Your new ring:
• It’s modular; able to adapt to the interproximal anatomies you can also cut them.
• The flexible silicone material allows to carefully bend the matrix to shape without collapsing it
• It’s perfect to embrace the matrix allowing the achievement of optimal contact points and areas
• Features multiple combinations which enhance the adaptability to the clinical situation
• It’s autoclavable and tips are replacable: no need to dispose of the ring when they get damaged
So start thinking a new way about to ring
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Embracing the matrix allows the achievement of optimal Contact points
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