FenderMate Prime is a unique combination of a preparation shield and matrix for Class II fillings of primary teeth where quick and simple solutions are highly valued. FenderMate Prime is an interproximal plastic wedge with an inbuilt steel plate. The "boat-shaped" tip allows the gingiva to be compressed without damage and reduces the risk of bleeding. FenderPrime Green (long) can be shaped to the contour of the tooth. Available in two sizes, long and short. FenderMate Prime green (the long wedge) is bendable. FenderMate Prime yellow has a shorter, more rigid plate for very tight interproximal spaces.
1. Designed for primary teeth2. Easy placement3. One-piece design4. Bendable
FenderMate Prime is a unique combination of a preparation shield and matrix for Class II fillings of primary teeth where quick and simple solutions are highly valued. FenderMate Prime is an interproximal plastic wedge with an inbuilt steel plate. The "boat-shaped" tip allows the gingiva to be compressed without damage and reduces the risk of bleeding. FenderPrime Green (long) can be shaped to the contour of the tooth.
The importance of protecting a permanent tooth is obvious. FenderMate Prime gives this protecting shield during the preparation of a distal cavity on tooth 75. FenderMate Prime Green/Long is used because we expect it to be a wide cavity. When the preparation is finished, and if the plate is without holes, the combined wedge and shield are bent to adapt to the contour of the tooth. The restoration material, in this case, is a light-curing glass ionomer.
FenderMate Prime Yellow/Small is used because it is more rigid and suitable for use in tight interproximal spaces like this. The cavity is small and there is no need to bend the wedge/plate.
Good advice is to check the cavities for food impaction with a floss before applying the FenderMate Prime. Here protection of the adjacent tooth during preparation is not required. The FenderMate Prime in place will protect the papilla and prevent injury and bleeding. The preparation of the two cavities can be carried out simultaneously with the restoration, in this case with light-cured glass ionomer.
FenderMate Prime secured with waxed floss. Preparation of both cavities and filling with light-cured glass ionomer simultaneously.
Rubber dam for security. FenderMate Prime Green/Long bent round the cavity to adapt to the contour of the tooth.
In 2006 FenderWedge was the first of five Fender Products created by Directa’s group of dental consultants. FenderWedge shields adjacent teeth during preparation. FenderWedge paved the way for FenderMate, a one-piece matrix wedge that allows a quick and efficient restoration with natural contact and sealed cervical margin. Directa’s next product FenderWedge Prep was introduced in 2011 to shield larger preparations such as crowns, veneers and inlays. With children in mind, FenderMate Prime was the first and only combined shield and matrix development, specially designed to offer a gentle, comfortable, quick technique for preparing and restoring primary teeth. FenderMate Temp is the newest all-in-one solution for safe and easy preparation and filling of temporary proximal restorations.
What’s the origin of the name ”Fender”?Fender is a synonym for shield, protection.
What makes FenderMate unique?FenderMate is the tightest matrix on the cervical edge available on the market.
Why should I use FenderWedge?To separate the teeth for a restoration with better contact and to achieve a faster and safer preparation with no risk to damage the adjacent tooth.