Garrison Dental’s retainerless Tofflemire-style Pinch™ Metal Matrices greatly simplify all posterior restorations. The pre-contoured .0015” thin metal matrix is easily positioned around the tooth to be restored and the tensioning loop is pinched to tighten the band to the tooth. The restoration can then be performed without interference from traditional matrix retainers. A removal tab is positioned opposite the tensioning loop. When the restoration is complete, the tab is pulled separating the band itself for easy removal. The entire Pinch Matrix can then be disposed of, eliminating the need to clean and sterilize a retaining device. Pinch Metal matrices are available in three sizes – Premolar, Standard Molar and Tall Molar. Individual sizes may be purchased in packs of 50 or an assorted kit of 150 matrices is available.