This lecture discusses the importance of using sectional matrix bands and why clinicians need to become comfortable with isolation and sectional bands for long-term success with class II composites. The most popular systems will be discussed with the relative uses for each.

Aims and objectives

  • To discuss why we need a sectional matrix band?
  • What difficulties are typically face with various systems available?
  • Understand that there is no one-size-fits-all, we need to be able to have a few systems at hand
  • Management of extreme cases of deep subgingival caries
  • The limits and when we must resort to crown lengthening, or crowns, for predictable success

1 videos
90 mins CPD/CE