Traditional Tofflemire-style circumferential bands fight against you. When you burnish the matrix it automatically wants to spring back. The problem is doubled with M.O.D. restorations.
“Free-floating” sectional matrix bands are easily positioned and burnished into perfect contact with the adjacent tooth with no spring back – even on M.O.D. restorations. It’s a beautiful thing!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much are a couple of x-rays worth? Volumes.


Sectional matrix systems simplify your life many ways:

  • Broad, tight contacts
  • Contacts at the tooth’s natural height of contour
  • Anatomically contoured
  • Less flash and finishing time

Tofflemire-style matrices create problems!

  • Little or no proximal anatomy
  • Thin contact at the marginal ridge
  • Large food traps

All leading to:

    • Occlusal interference
    • Increase likelihood of fracture
    • Recurrent carries
    • Periodontal disease