The Paladex system: The palatal index prefabricated matrices are designed to assist in creating the palatal side of the natural dentition with composite resin material. They are made from a soft translucent silicone-based material, which transfers any curing light through the matrix during the curing process. The silicone material allows for adaptation to the tooth by lightly pressing it against the palatal side. The composite will not stick to the Paladex matrix once cured, making it easy to remove.
Paladex matrix prevents creation of the oxygen inhibition layer (the ‘sticky layer’) during the curing process, leaving you with a hard, glossy, and anatomically correct surface composite restoration, which requires minimal adjustment or polishing.
The Paladex matrix consist of the following:
- Maxillary anterior teeth from canine to canine in a small (orange) and large (blue) size
- Large: central incisor, lateral incisor, canine
- Small: central incisor, lateral incisor, canine
- Sizes are made according to the smile design rules that fit majority of patients
Individual refills are available for purchase
- Metal handle