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Why choose Palodent® V3?

Consistent, accurate results

Ensures predictable, tight contacts with an complementary system of components that conform to the tooth. Restorations are anatomically correct to reduce fracture and food traps.

True fit and seal

The flexible wave design of Palodent® V3 wedges form and stack for a perfect fit. Wedges are constructed for excellent sealing at the gingival margin.

Natural anatomical accuracy

Duplicates natural anatomy with pre-contoured matrix bands that have a pronounced marginal ridge. Natural curvature supports oral health and outstanding results.

Optimal isolation

Prevents contaminants from entering the working field. Stackable wedges seal the base of the restoration to create a tight fit.

Simple and easy placement

Palodent® V3 is among the simplest and most accurate sectional matrix solutions on the market.

“Love it, love it. I can’t believe I practiced for the last 13 years without it. I am embarrassed that my Class II fillings would look like straight walls without the contours!”

M. Rodrigue, DDS

A Comprehensive Look at the Palodent® V3 System

The Palodent® V3 system is secure, effective and seamlessly integrated, giving you the confidence to move through workflows with ease. Not only will patients appreciate faster procedures, but they’ll take comfort in your ability to progress smoothly, even in complex cases. An integrated workflow designed to optimize the speed, efficiency and accuracy of your restorations.

Common Challenges

70% of clinicians find contact creation to be the most challenging part of a Class II restoration1.

Iatrogenic damage refers to any adverse condition in a patient resulting from treatment by a physician.2 Studies have shown that in 70% or more of Class II restorations, the clinician nicks the adjacent tooth with the bur during prep – a prime example of iatrogenic damage.3 When the bur nicks the adjacent tooth, it roughens the tooth surface and creates an area for bacteria to collect more easily and form caries. In order to avoid nicking the adjacent tooth, clinicians tend to spend more time to slowly and carefully prep the tooth. To avoid the extra time and risk of iatrogenic damage, it is recommend to use an interproximal guard to protect the adjacent tooth.3 This allows you to prep faster without worry, and simultaneously do right by your patients.


This can be avoided with the use of the wedgeguard.

When using resin-based restorative products, isolation is critical for success. If the restorative field is contaminated with moisture, the physical properties and ultimate success of the restoration may be compromised. The ability to achieve and maintain isolation is affected by a number of factors including: oral hygiene of the patient, location of the restoration, irritation of the tissue around the restorative field, and the seal provided by the matrix system.4

While you cannot control the fact that the patient does not floss, or that isolation is more difficult in the posterior where 74% of direct restorations are performed; you can control to a degree how much you irritate the surrounding tissue during the procedure, and how well you seal the restorative field off from surrounding moisture.4,5


That can be controlled with the use of contoured matrix and wedge.

Achieving proper contact and contour means that the tooth being treated tightly contacts the adjacent tooth at the middle third, and has a natural, convex contour. An open, or improperly placed/shaped interproximal contact can result in a fracture, as well as food impaction in the interproximal space which can result in periodontal inflammation, bone loss and recurrent caries.6


Can be avoided with the use of a matrix band and a retaining ring.

Palodent® V3 Sectional Matrix System vs. Garrison Dental Solutions Composi-Tight® 3D Fusion™

How do I use the Palodent® V3 sectional matrix system?


Palodent® V3 is a sectional dental matrix system for placement of restorations in the posterior region. It consists of naturally contoured matrix bands, a nickel-titanium retaining ring, anatomically shaped wedges and the optional WedgeGuard.

  • The Palodent® V3 system is an innovative sectional matrix system with nickel-titanium rings, anatomically shaped matrix bands and self-guiding wedges that provide predictable tight contacts and restorations that replicate the natural tooth anatomy.
  • The Palodent® V3 matrix system delivers improved outcomes, even when faced with wide cavities and missing cusps. The contoured design of the matrices and the wedges ensure there is minimal finishing of the restoration.

The Palodent® V3 Matrix System has a number of advantages, including:

• Tight, anatomically correct contacts

• Replicates natural contours

• Reliable isolation with tight gingival seal

• Minimal interproximal finishing

• Easy to use

The Palodent® V3 system is designed for placement of restorations in the posterior region. It can be used with a variety of restorative materials, such as composite, compomer, amalgam or glass ionomer cement.

The size and shape of the teeth being restored, the kind of restoration being used, and the clinical condition are just a few of the variables that will determine which Palodent® Matrix components will work best. Palodent® V3 matrix bands are available in a variety of sizes ranging from 3.5mm up to 7.5mm.

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3. Christensen, Gordon J (2012). Protecting the Adjacent Tooth. Clinician’s Report – Volume 5 Issue 11.
4. Gilbert GH, Litaker MS, Pihlstrom DJ, Amundson CW, Gordan VV. Rubber dam use during routine operative dentistry procedures: findings from The Dental PBRN. Oper Dent 2010;35(5):491-9.
5. American Dental Association Procedure Recap Report (2006).
6. Rosenburg, Jeffrey M (2013). Dentistry Today. Making Contact: A Method for Restoring Adjacent Posterior Direct Resin.