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Matrix Band


Updated: July 25, 2007

A matrix band is used to separate the teeth while a white / tooth colored filling is placed.
Matrix Band
Photo ©Tammy Davenport
If the cavity is in between the teeth, the dentist will place this clear plastic matrix band between the teeth to keep the filling material from bonding onto the other tooth.
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