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8834160 Dental wedge and former device  
A dental wedge and forming device utilizing a unitary body having a pair of wings which are intended to lie against the outer surfaces of adjacent teeth, either on the lingual or buccal region of...
8435035 Dental instrument  
The dental instrument is formed of a single elongate, unitary length of surgical steel or other suitable material. The instrument preferably includes two mutually opposed working end portions and...
8425228 Dental wedge  
A dental wedge for use in the inter-proximal space between adjacent teeth is described. The wedge comprises a taper section ending at a tip, and a body section extending to the tapering section at...
8226412 Matrix wedge restorative dental apparatus and method of use  
A hand tool engages a pair of opposing matrix wedges that are able to mutually nest when pressed into an interproximal space between adjacent teeth. The hand tool draws a floss tightly thereby...
8206151 Dental wedge  
A dental wedge for use in the inter-proximal space between adjacent teeth. The wedge includes a taper section ending at a tip, and a body section extending to the tapering section at one end. The...
8177553 Dental strip  
An elongated flexible dental strip includes front and rear surfaces defining a thickness therebetween. The strip also includes first and second edges defining a lateral width therebetween. A first...
8070490 Teeth separating apparatus  
An apparatus for separating teeth utilizing a base member having a first end portion, a second end portion, and an intermediate portion. A first spring extends outwardly from the first end portion...
8047843 Matrix stabilizer devices and a seamless, single load cavity preparation and filling technique  
There are disclosed methods for the restoration of a decayed portion of a tooth, and interdental matrix stabilizers that can be used in the methods. The matrix stabilizer includes an elongated...
7976308 Dental wedges and methods  
Improved dental wedge having curved elongate body approximating the anatomical curvature of a tooth undergoing repair to hold the matrix in conformity with the anatomical curvature of said tooth....
7425130 Dental wedges  
A dental wedge for use in a dental medical treatment and restoration of hollow spaces associated with caries between neighboring teeth. The dental wedge has a triangular cross-section and a free...
7381055 Dental devices used for filling cavities with composite material  
A dental device for retaining composite material within a cavity is described. The device provides accurate placement of a retaining matrix band which holds dental composite material in place...
7223101 Wedge for use in dental restoration  
A dental wedge comprises an elongated body, which includes a distal end and a proximal end which tapers to the distal end. The distal end defines an insertion end and tilts upwardly. The elongate...
7175432 Dental contact matrix limited  
A dental contact matrix system is described for the placement of dental fillings. The dental contact matrix system includes a matrix, a retainer for placing and retaining the 5 matrix and an...
6890176 Interproximal matrix with elastomeric wedge  
A dental apparatus adapted to facilitate formation of a filling in an object tooth and to retain the filling within normal boundaries of the object tooth and generally spaced from an adjacent...
6761562 Interdental wedge  
The interdental wedge is particularly intended for use in the insertion of approximal fillings of light-curing synthetic materials and consists of a combination of a wedge body and an underlying...
6666683 Dental ring having orthogonal protuberance  
A dental ring for use in installing interproximal fillings in the teeth of human patients in a dental office. In its most fundamental embodiment, the dental ring exhibits a circular ring comprised...
6619956 Dental matrix strip  
An elongated flexible dental matrix strip is disclosed. The strip includes a raised portion extending outward from the surface of the strip. The raised portion tapers towards the distal end of the...
6589053 Low profile matrix band retainers  
The invention comprises improved matrix band retainers for use in dental procedures. The matrix band retainers comprise a pair of tines anatomically configured to be inserted into the...
6482007 Dental wedge with handle  
A dental wedge having a handle portion attached to the dental wedge portion for use in separating teeth. The handle portion facilitates positioning and insertion of the dental wedge portion...
6468080 Dental wedge incorporating mechanically flexible features  
The invention generally provides for a dental wedge with flexible members. The dental wedge comprises a wedge shaped body with sides that are serrated with multiple flexible members extending away...
6435874 Elastic dental device  
Structures and methods are disclosed which may be used for applying force to the base of a matrix band or cavity filling material mold during a cavity filling procedure. In a preferred exemplary...
6402514 Dental wedge with elastomeric sides for enhanced retention  
The invention generally provides for a dental wedge with elastomeric sides. The body of the dental wedge comprises a head and a tip and generally tapers from the head to the tip. The body of the...
6375463 Dental wedges having proximal ends with gritty top layers  
Improved dental wedges having gritty top layers are disclosed that enable instruments to easily engage the dental wedges and position them between the two teeth. The wedges may have gritty layers...
6234793 Textured dental matrix bands and related methods  
The present invention relates to a dental matrix band used during tooth restoration procedures. The matrix bands have a smooth interior side which is placed in contact with the tooth requiring...
6220858 Apparatus for placement of dental fillings  
An apparatus is described for placement of light curable dental fillings. The apparatus includes a matrix formed of light transparent material and shaped to conform to the natural contour of a...
6142781 Dental instruments for use with dental wedges  
Improved dental instruments have grasping ends which are particularly adapted for grasping dental wedges which have heads multiple flat surfaces or necks. The instruments can also be used with...
6079978 Matrix for dental fillings  
A dental matrix for filling a lateral tooth cavity has a strip to be placed about a tooth. A wedge for applying pressure to a gap between adjacent teeth is provided. A joint connecting the wedge...
6074210 Dental wedge for utilization in dental restoration  
The dental wedge includes a generally tetrahedral body having a central longitudinal apex flanked by a pair of resilient side walls, connecting a narrow distal point and a wider proximal end, and...
6007334 Interdental balloon  
The dental device comprises an elongated inflatable balloon for placement around a matrix band in part surrounding relationship with a decayed tooth. Upon inflation, the balloon evenly applies the...
5993210 Dentist's tooth separator  
A scissor-like device having narrow jaws and a ratchet tooth closing clamp between the two handle halves that operates like a hemostat, i.e. it maintains the jaws in a fixed position. The jaws are...
5890900 Dental wedge with non-slip head  
An improved dental wedge has a body coupled to a head configured to prevent slipping of a dental instrument used to grip the wedge. The head has multiple flat gripping surfaces which enable a...
5890901 Dental wedge with neck  
An improved dental wedge has a body coupled to a head by a neck. The neck is configured to be smaller in diameter than the proximal end of the body and the distal end of the head. The neck...
5797740 Dental instrument  
The instrument for the handling of dental fillings is characterized in that it is provided at one of its ends or at both ends with a head comprising a stuffing part which is made of a light...
5788499 Posterior composite restoration instrument and method  
A method and apparatus for restoration of teeth using light curable restoratives while assuring interproximal contact between the restored tooth and an adjacent tooth. The apparatus is in the form...
5743738 Interdental wedge  
The interdental wedge for the use during the insertion of approximal fillings of light curing synthetic material comprises the combination of a sole portion having disposed thereon an insert of a...
5573400 Expanding dental wedge  
An expanding dental wedge structure to be used in association with dental matrix bands as used for placing dental restorative materials. The pre-expansion shape in cross section is roughly...
5527181 Shape-conforming dental wedges  
A one-piece dental wedge comprised of a rigid core and an elastic outer component. Both the core and the outer component are comprised of biocompatible materials. The core may be comprised of a...
5421725 Device for fitting a matrix to a tooth to be filled  
A device for obtaining the fitting of a matrix to a tooth to be filled comprises matrix (5) and wedge (4) or its attachment part (7) made of resin "with memory that is deformable by illumination"....
5347996 Mouth opener  
This invention relates to a mouth opener with the configuration of integrated twin cups that can be divided into two parts, i.e. a linear configuration body and twin cup body. The two parts have...
5318446 Tool and method for achieving consistent interproximal dental contacts  
An apparatus and method is provided for preparing a tight proximal contact between a tooth to be filled and an adjacent tooth. A tool head provides a first convex surface extending downwardly to a...
5314331 Orthodontic spacing spring  
A device for separating a pair of adjacent teeth comprising a wire spring formed from a single piece of wire. The wire spring comprises two angled leg segments connected by a bridging portion, the...
5199869 Orthodontic spring  
An appliance for separating a pair of adjacent teeth comprising a wire spring formed into an approximate U-shape having two leg segments and a connecting bridge segment. The leg segments are drawn...
4878508 Dental device for cleaning teeth  
A dental device for cleaning teeth includes a resilient, elongated body member. The body member has two sides joined together so as to form a substantially V-shaped cross-section. Both inner and...
4715816 Adjustable dental wedging system  
A dental wedging system includes an adjustable wedge characterized by a central bore positioned along a longitudinal axis of the wedge. A pair of opposed leaves separate along an apex of the...
4696646 Dental wedge and method of using same  
The subject invention is a device for use in composite resin dental restoration and a method for overcoming the difficulty of establishing sufficient separation to provide firm and properly...
4631030 Equipment for putting in approximal fillings with light-hardening materials  
The equipment makes it possible to cause the polymerization of resin by light, starting from the approximal-apical zone (8') of the tooth, i.e., at the base of the filling. It comprises a wedge...
4578035 Dental wedge  
In one embodiment the Dental Wedge is formed by two flexible members defined as a gingival member and an occlusal member. The gingival member is C-shaped between its ends and generally triangular...
4468199 Dental wedge  
An improved dental wedge is devised wherein a cross section of the dental wedge, perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the dental wedge, is generally trapezoidal. The trapezoidal cross section...
4449933 Interproximal dental stimulator and cleaning apparatus  
An interproximal dental stimulator and cleaning apparatus having a handle and a flexible member, the flexible member including two wing-like structures which project outwardly from the...
4425093 Spring element for orthodontic plates  
A novel auxiliary element for orthodontic plates will permit sagittal tooth movements in the region of the side teeth, especially distal movements. The auxiliary element consists of a base of...

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