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Restorative Strip System

Simple Crown Seating      Complete Marginal Seating

 

Overview

The ContacEZ Restorative Strip System is an innovative, precision dental strip system designed to achieve ideal proximal contact adjustment and complete marginal seating of crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays, and proximal contouring of composite fillings accurately with minimal time and effort.

  • Single-handed, ergonomic design offers optimal tactile control and reduces hand fatigue.
  • Eliminates the need to hold small restorations and use rotary instruments or articulating films.
  • Central opening for enhanced visual perception and access for tools.
  • Patient-friendly design prevents gagging and soft tissue irritation.
  • Flexible strips conform to the natural contours of the teeth to avoid creating sharp corners.
  • Autoclavable and reusable.

ADJUST


Black Diamond Strip
Ideal Proximal Contact Adjuster
Diamond Coating: Single-Sided Diamond Grit: Fine Serration: None

Use the Black Diamond Strip to adjust ideal proximal contacts and restore interproximal relief (IR) by eliminating excessive pressure between the indirect restoration and the adjacent teeth without opening the contact. Use this strip prior to definitive cementation of crowns, inlays/onlays, and veneers. It is also useful to contour proximal surfaces of composite fillings. Shop Now

Orange Serrated Diamond Strip
Proximal Contact Adjuster With Sawtooth
Diamond Coating: Single-Sided Diamond Grit: Extra-Fine Serration: Double

Use this strip in place of the Black Diamond Strip when overly tight contacts are present, and the strip cannot access the interproximal space. The serrated edge readily separates and penetrates the tight contacts to prepare for ideal proximal contact adjustment. To clean out excess cement from the interproximal space, use the White or Blue Serrated Strips. Shop Now

CLEAN


White Serrated Strip
Gentle Saw & Interproximal Cleaner
Diamond Coating: None Diamond Grit: N/A Serration: Double

This ultra-thin serrated strip is designed to safely cut and clean out excess cement trapped in the interproximal space after cementation. Prior to light curing, use it for interproximal cleaning of multiple veneers or composite fillings without disturbing placement and to separate them from adjacent teeth. Pass the strip back and forth buccolingually only, using gentle force. Shop Now

Blue Serrated Strip
Heavy-Duty Dental Saw
Diamond Coating: None Diamond Grit: N/A Serration: Double

This heavy-duty dental saw is designed for more rigorous cutting and cleaning in the interproximal space. It safely cuts into massive excess resin cement trapped in the interproximal space as an alternative to the White Serrated Strip. It is also very useful for separating fused contacts of multiple veneers after light-curing. Shop Now

POLISH


Gray Final Polishing Strip
Proximal Surface Polisher
Diamond Coating: Single-Sided Diamond Grit: Ultra-Fine Serration: None

Use this strip to polish proximal contact surfaces of restorations and to restore a natural finish in one step. This strip also confirms interproximal relief (IR) after definitive cementation. For interproximal stain removal and cleaning, use the Hygienist Strip, Stain Remover. Shop Now


Crown Seating Kit

Proximal Contact Adjuster & Cleaner

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Black Diamond Dental Strip: This fine diamond strip is essential to adjust the proximal contact of indirect restorations like lab fabricated or CAD/CAM milled crowns, onlays, or inlays, and restore proper proximal contacts of indirect restorations.

White Serrated Strip: This serrated strip is popularly used to cut and clean out cement that is trapped in the interproximal space.

Gray Final Polishing Strip: This ultra fine diamond strip is useful to polish the proximal contact surface to restore a natural finish and confirm Interproximal Relief after definitive cementation.

LAB Stone Strip (Clear): This medium diamond strip from the ContacEZ LAB Strip System is useful to adjust proximal contacts of crowns on the working stone model when the crown does not seat properly on the abutment in the patient's mouth. This usually occurs because the adjacent teeth on the working model are scraped too much at the dental lab and the crown is made too large.

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Veneer Finishing Kit

Proximal Contour & Cleaner

Black Diamond Dental Strip: This fine diamond strip is essential to adjust the proximal contact of veneers, lab fabricated or CAD/CAM milled, and restore proper proximal contacts.

White Serrated Strip: Prior light curing, this masonry strip is used to remove the excess soft resin cement that is squeezed out between the veneers in the interproximal space and clean it out of the interproximal space.

Blue Serrated Strip: After light curing, this heavy duty serrated strip is popularly used to cut the excess resin cement piece that is bonded to the neighboring teeth in the interproximal space and clean it out of the interproximal space.

Gray Final Polishing Strip: This ultra-fine diamond strip is useful to polish the proximal contact surface to restore a natural finish and confirm Interproximal Relief after definitive cementation.
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Composite Finishing Kit

Contour Proximal Surfaces

Contents:
8 - Orange Serrated Diamond Strip
8 - White Serrated Strip
8 - Gray Final Polishing Strip
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Crown Seating Made Easy!

ADJUST

 
Distal Space

Distal Space

Mesial Space

Mesial Space

 

In the patient’s mouth, insert the ContacEZ Black Diamond Strip into the distal and mesial interproximal spaces with the abrasive side facing the crown to determine which side has heavy contact. The side with more pressure is the side with heavier contact.

Adjust proximal contact by moving the strip buccolingually, without vertical force, about 6 times on the side with heavier contact. Repeat this motion until equal pressure is felt on both sides. Proximal contact adjustment is complete, and the crown is ready for definitive cementation.

Clean Cement

Clean Cement

CLEAN

The crown is now ready for definitive cementation. After the crown is cemented, if there is excess cement trapped in interproximal spaces, use the White Serrated Strip to cut and clean out the trapped cement.

POLISH

 
Polish surface

Polish surface

Check with floss

Check with floss

 

Using the Gray Final Polishing Strip, polish the adjusted proximal surfaces of the crown to restore a natural finish in one step. This strip also confirms Interproximal Relief* after definitive cementation.

The crown now has complete marginal seating. Dental floss will pass through the interproximal contacts with heavy resistance, snapping in and snapping out. ContacEZ’s innovative crown seating method allows you to seat crowns simply and easily, with minimum time and effort.

IF THE CROWN DOES NOT FIT...

 
Check clearance

Check clearance

Stone model

Stone model

 

Check the clearance between the inner surface of the crown and the surface of the prepped abutment with an explorer. The side with less clearance is the side with heavier contact.

Place the crown onto the working stone model and pass the LAB Stone Strip (Clear) back and forth a few times with the abrasive side facing the crown in order to lighten the contact. Squeeze the model towards the crown to increase abrasion. Place the crown back into the patient’s mouth, and use the Black Diamond Strip to complete ideal proximal contact adjustment.