1. SmartView Clip – it just stays out of the way. The clip creates an unobstructed work area with most of the clip designed to stay below the gingival margin—allowing greater access to the prep area.
2. The SmartView Clip is designed to work more as a clamp where forces are spread out over the entire SmartView Clip allowing it to be compressed hundreds of times without bending out of shape.
3. The SmartView Clip is particularly good at holding the matrix in a full anatomical curve.
4. The SmartView Clip traps the matrix on the shoulders of the tooth and prevents it from slipping and moving away from the neighboring contact point.
5. The SmartView Clip spans wide cavity prep areas.
6. The retention is better.
*Dental Clinics of North America, Vol 45, # 1, Jan 2001, p87.
Do I have to hold the contact point with a burnisher while light curing? Could I use a regular matrix and hold the contact and then why would I need a SmartView Clip?
A regular matrix (Tofflemire) when used on a Class II has the effect of moving the tooth in the wrong direction by the thickness of the matrix (because you have to get the matrix through the intact side). This means that you have to overcome TWO thicknesses of matrix to get a tight contact. Tofflemires also tend to produce cylindrical, “tin can”, restorations with a poor contour and a contact just at the marginal ridge. This method has been found to be unpredictable by most who have tried it.
With the SmartView Clip is it best to do them all separately start to finish or would you do 12 and 14 together and then 13 by itself?
The SmartView Clip is a small piece of equipment to put in the patient's mouth. What if it springs out or is dropped?
1. Pre-wedge both M and D and complete cavity preparation.
2. Slide M and D matrix into position and etch and bond.
3. Place SmartView Clip on M and build and cure M contact point.
4. Move SmartView Clip to D and build and cure D contact point.
5. Complete occlusal surface and cure with C-Factor issues in mind.