Comparison with 'Omni-Matrix' Product

comparisons of products

Omni-Matrix uses a shaped band to provide the conical shape needed to fit the tooth, it therefore requires a pivoting head to allow it to be used in all 4 quadrants of the mouth. The band normally exits straight out of the end of the casing and has to be rotated to the left or right to be fitted onto the tooth.

Pro-Matrix uses a straight band which exits from the side casing. A 'band Deflector' component is used to impart the required conical shape on the band, the Deflector can be moved up and down to allow the device to be used in all 4 quadrants of the mouth.

features and benefits
  Pro-Matrix Omni-Matrix
Fully disposable to eliminate the risk of cross infection tick tick
Does not require any assembly or changing of the band tick tick
Adaptable to all 4 mouth quadrants tick tick
Slim casing design for ease of access and better visibility tick
Tightening mechanism smooth and easy to turn tick
Band exits the casing at the side to allow easy attachment to the tooth tick
Handle does not extend when tightened tick

Comparison with 'AutoMatrix' Product

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The Automatrix system consists of a series of disposable circumferential matrix bands which are tightened around the tooth using a reusable tool. Unlike sectional bands, the full circumferential design allows the bands to be used on all types of restoration, however the system requires additional tools which must be sterilised between each use. Removing the band after use can often be quite difficult, requiring a separate cutting tool.

Pro-Matrix is a one-piece disposable matrix band which requires no additional tools or assembly. The full circumferential band allows the Pro-Matrix to be used for all types of restorations, including large MODs and cusp replacement. The integrated retainer ensures that Pro-Matrix is easy to place and remove.

features and benefits
  Pro-Matrix AutoMatrix
Fully disposable to eliminate the risk of cross infection tick
One-piece design with no additional tools required tick
Can be used on large restorations (MOD, cusp replacement) tick tick
Can be used when adjacent tooth is missing tick tick
Universal design, suitable for all restoration types tick tick
Easy to remove band after use tick

Comparison with Sectional Matrix Bands

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Sectional matrix band systems (e.g. Palodent, Garrison, Triodent). consists of a small section of matrix material (covering the restoration area only) which is held in place by a reusable clamp. The clamp is attached using an additional forceps instrument which must be sterilised between each use. The small size of the matrix band means it is often unsuitable for larger restorations. .

Pro-Matrix is a one-piece disposable matrix band which requires no additional tools or assembly. The full circumferential band allows the Pro-Matrix to be used for all types of restorations, including large MODs and cusp replacement

features and benefits
  Pro-Matrix Sectional Matrix Bands
Fully disposable to eliminate the risk of cross infection tick
One-piece design with no additional tools required tick
Can be used on large restorations (MOD, cusp replacement) tick
Can be used when adjacent tooth is missing tick
Universal design, suitable for all restoration types tick
Suitable for both amalgam and composites tick
Easy to remove band after use tick
Retaining clamp can lose elasticity over time N/A tick
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