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3M Oral Care Introduces New Custom Matrix System That Makes Restorative Procedures More Affordable for Patients, More Predictable for Dentists

October 20, 2022
by 3M


The 3M Filtek Matrix makes restorative procedures more affordable for patients, more predictable for dentists

The 3M Filtek Matrix makes restorative procedures more affordable for patients, more predictable for dentists. Photo: 3M

Today’s dental patients are looking for less-invasive options to improve their smile at a price they can afford. That’s why 3M has introduced the 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix – a new restorative solution that makes composite placement less stressful and more predictable for dentists and more affordable for their patients.

Dental composites can be a great choice to restore or improve the aesthetics of a patient’s smile. However, the traditional process can be long and complicated. The 3M Filtek Matrix procedure begins with a digital restoration design. A patient-specific matrix is created that helps the clinician transfer the digital design to the patient’s teeth using 3M dental composites. Unlike more invasive ceramic procedures, which often require the removal of tooth structure, the Filtek Matrix relies on additive composite techniques where little to no tooth reduction is required. In a clinical evaluation, dentists reported that using the matrix increased their confidence, delivered predictable and esthetic results, and saved chair time.

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