Bur damage to adjacent teeth is a common problem in everyday dental practice. Research shows that 70% of adjacent teeth suffer damage during class II preparations.* FenderWedge prevents damage to the adjacent tooth and gingiva that commonly occurs during Class II preparations. FenderWedge is a combination of a steel plate and a plastic wedge. It facilitates the easy application of a matrix. To avoid aspiration it is recommended to secure FenderWedge with waxed dental floss. Available in four sizes, x-small, small, medium, and large in refill-, value pack or assortment.
* Qvist V Johannessen L, Bruun M (J Dent Res 1992 Jul; 71 (7): 1370-3 Lussi A, Gygax M. (J Dent. 1998 Jul-Aug; 26 (5-6):435-41), Medeiros VA, Seddon RP (J Dent. 20000 Feb; 28 (2): 103-10))
1. Confident Preparations2. Protects adjacent tooth3. Pre-Separation4. Protects gingiva
Bur damage to adjacent teeth is a common problem in everyday dental practice. FenderWedge prevents damage to the adjacent tooth and gingiva that commonly occurs during Class II preparations. FenderWedge is a combination of a steel plate and a plastic wedge. It facilitates the easy application of a matrix. To avoid aspiration it is recommended to secure FenderWedge with waxed dental floss.
Clean the interproximal space with waxed floss. Using a FenderWedge for protection and separation will also simplify the insertion of FenderMate. > Start preparation with FenderMate.
FenderWedge X-Small/Purple in place buccally gives good protection to the adjacent tooth during preparation and a separation 24/25 which makes the placing of FenderMate Narrow/Light Green easier. After restoring, remove some excess material with a carver then light-cure. Start the finishing and shaping while FenderMate is still in place to protect the adjacent tooth.
Firmly insert in place. FenderWedge separates.FenderWedge in place protects the adjacent tooth and gingiva (pic.4).
Damage to the plastic part of the wedge is not a problem as the protective plate reaches down to the bottom of the gingival margin (pic.1).The wedge compresses the papilla and protects it during preparation (pic.2). If the protective plate is perforated the FenderWedge should be replaced even if it is a small hole.
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.