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A Tofflemire retainer is also called a
The "blank" of the Tofflemire matrix retainer tightens the band securely within it.
A wedge is commonly placed from the "blank" side into the interproximal space.
The slotted surface of a Tofflemire retainer is always positioned toward the
The used matrix band should be:
discarded in the sharps container
When assisting in an anterior composite resin restoration, the tooth:
is etched after the celluloid band is placed
When placing a posterior matrix, a burnisher is used to:
contour the band
What matrix bands are the best used for primary teeth?
During the restoration process, a celluloid matrix band may be used to:
- Protect adjacent teeth from etchants and primers
- aid in reconstruction of the tooth's natural contour
- complete the curing process
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