- “Does not stick to composite.”
- “Improved moisture control.”
- “Thin, flexible band that does not collapse during placement.”
- “Well-suited for large cavity preparations.”
PinkBand® is a silicone-coated matrix band for use when placing composite restorations. The silicone coating may provide an additional seal against moisture contamination within the confines of the band, and i
t can also facilitate removal of the band. PinkBand® is a Tofflemire-style band and is available in Universal, Pedo and Subgingival sizes. Bands are available in both Regular 0.0018″ and Thin 0.0013” thicknesses in packages of 25. PinkBand ® was evaluated by 27 dental consultants who placed 479 composite restorations in patients. The silicone-coated matrix band received a 98% clinical rating.
The silicone coating of PinkBand® is effective in improved moisture control over standard and sectional matrix bands. The silicone coating also prevented the composite from sticking to the band, making the removal smooth and easy. The Universal, Pedo and Subgingival sizes fit well into matrix retainers. Consultants had individual preferences on the thickness of their bands for composite restorations. Some preferred the Thin bands, while others preferred the stiffness of the Regular silicone-coated bands. Some consultants noted that the thinner bands tore more easily during tightening, compared to
Open interproximal contact to ease placement.
Proper wedging is essential.
To prevent tearing, do not over-tighten band.
Burnish the band against the adjacent tooth with a rounded instrument.
May need to hold the band against the adjacent tooth with an instrument to achieve proper contact.