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Dental rings

Dental rings

Amongst the many instruments used for class 2 composite restorations are dental rings. These are high-quality stainless-steel rings that are meant to be used with forceps for the instillation of matrices. Their main purpose is to create tight contact fillings between teeth in order to prevent food traps, which are usually caused by loose contact between the teeth. We offer 15+ ring solutions for specific cases as

. You can find more information about each variation and its particular application along with other important details here 

 Our standard matrix rings provide just enough separation and hold the matrix securely in place while the restoration is performed. They're especially helpful when dealing with tightness in space around a dam clamp. Some of their benefits include: outstanding spring strength, optimal force for light tooth separation and anatomical accuracy. Other important features are as follows:

  • Hardened spring steel which allows for easy placement with ring or rubber dam forceps
  • Burnished ends grip teeth at the gum line, ensuring the security and sturdiness of the rings
  • Autoclavable and reusable

When it comes to our MD rings, we take pride in the stability they offer for both the teeth and the forceps. Additionally, they’re designed to be able to sit comfortably on top of a separating wedge, which makes them stackable for multiple restorations. Also, their tines prevent the rings from collapsing into wide cavities. Lastly, their exceptional strength exerts optimal separation force on the teeth in order to produce consistently tight contacts.   

It's also important to note that the cleaning process of those instruments is similar to other dental instruments cleaning:

  • Firstly, one must submerge the instrument into a cleaning agent solution with a neutral PH (this needs to soak for 20 minutes)
  • Then, one must rinse the instruments thoroughly with purified water (this step is to be done withing 3-5 minutes)
  • Finally, following the sterilizing instructions, a standard moist heat/steam sterilization procedure must occur
  • Pro tip - avoid leaving the instrument in the liquid medium for more than 3 hours as this may damage it
In closing, our dental rings are ones of high quality and value that not only come in different forms, which are all slightly altered depending on their specific functions, but also provide numerous benefits. We encourage you to test them out as your everyday tool.
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