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I have it—you want it! Fusion Anterior Matrix System

Aug. 28, 2021
In this bimonthly column, Dr. Howard Glazer reviews a promising new product or material to hit the dental industry. In this installment, learn more about the Fusion Anterior Matrix System from Garrison Dental Solutions.

Are you frustrated with using plastic strips to restore a class III? Do you find them difficult to contour and place subgingivally? Do they invariably “slip” regardless of how you try to wedge them to hold in place? If so, then look no further than the new Fusion Anterior Matrix System by Garrison Dental Solutions. Just as Garrison was able to make using sectional matrixing easy with the Composi-Tight 3D System, they have now given us an easy matrix system for class III restorations as well as a wedging system.

To begin, this new system offers two sizes of very thin, firm-yet-flexible metal bands that easily slip into the sulcus causing no harm to the papilla and securely remain in place using the compatible wedges. The accompanying wedges come in four sizes and have been designed for easy placement alongside the interdental papilla. The curvature of the wedge controls you to control the amount of tooth separation to eliminate any “black triangles.” All together, this system is great for handling the simplest class III to the more difficult subgingival class III restorations since the bands are thinner than plastic strips and can slip deeper into the sulcus. Undoubtedly you will find that you can create better incisal-gingival and facial-lingual anatomy. There is a starter kit available, and I am certain that once you try these, you’ll be impressed by the ease of placement and success in completing a well-placed composite restoration.

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Editor's note: This article appeared in the August 2021 print edition of Dental Economics magazine.

Howard Glazer, DDS, FAGD, is a columnist for Dental Economics. He is a key opinion leader in dental products and maintains a general practice in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Dr. Glazer is a fellow and past president of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). He lectures frequently on the subjects of dental materials, cosmetic dentistry, forensic dentistry, and patient management.

About the Author

Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD

Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD, is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, American Society for Dental Aesthetics, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. He is an attending dentist at the Englewood Hospital in Englewood, New Jersey, and the deputy chief forensic dental consultant to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York. For the past several years, Dr. Glazer was named one of the top dentists in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly, 201 Magazine, and Bergen Magazine. He lectures nationally and internationally on the subjects of dental materials, cosmetic dentistry, forensic dentistry, and patient management. Additionally, Dr. Glazer is a frequent author of dental articles and has been published worldwide. For 14 years he wrote a column, “What’s Hot and What’s Getting Hotter!” in AGD Impact. He currently writes the column “I have it—You want it!” in Dental Economics. Dr. Glazer maintains a general practice in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Read Dr. Glazer's DE Editorial Advisory Board profile here. 

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