The Bandbender

The Bandbender (TM) Universal Matrix system is available as a kit including everything needed to custom shape Tofflemire matrix bands and restore 72 teeth.


  1. Even when virtually no coronal structure remains, restorations of proper contour and gingival adaptation can be reliably produced.
  2. Composite restorations are no longer limited to preparations with conservatively extended proximal boxes. Big is beautiful.
  3. Marginal fracture is pre-empted and food impaction is avoided because proper contour is achieved.
  4. Time-consuming or clumsy approaches incurring a bleeding field or loss of isolation due to multiple matrixes is eliminated.
  5. The chore of repairing failed contacts disappears from daily practice.
  6. Mal-posed and rotated teeth, interproximal furcations,and wide/broad contacts can be treated without ruffling one's composure.
  7. Custom sectionals can be created very inexpensively and used with any ring system on the market.
  8. Root furcations can be readily treted without overhang by appropriately contouring the gingival portion of the band using the Bandbender.

This powerful combination of features cannot be found anywhere else in the matrix market.

Being made of surgical stainless steel, with no moving parts, the Bandbender can be autoclaved indefinitely and never needs replacement.

Bandbender kit

The Bandbender universal circumferential custom matrix comes as a kit which includes a 25-page instruction manual, matrixes and wedges for 72 cases, a scribing instrument, the Bandbender itself,and the two burs for shaping and polishing.

Bandbender Value and Guarantee

There is a 90-day money-back guarantee less shipping. Remember, there are no rings to fatigue, break, or get lost, no array of expensive sectional matrixes that never quite fit, no expensive pliers for ring placement or removal, and no obtuse or ineffective wedging devices to throw away.

Bandbender Purchase

Purchase through pwalford@telus.net or Sure Dental 1-877-277-2335.Purchase cost (2017) is Can $450 including tax and shipping. This is comparable or less than other matrix systems.


Dr. David Mazgaj, DMD, General Practitioner, Buffalo, NY., April 2015
"I have used the Bandbender for several years. It is not an invention that ends up in the bottom drawer. I keep mine close at hand in my clinic and it is the go-to for large or difficult cases, and pulls success out of the hat each and every time. Thanks Dr. Walford and from my patients for helping bring my quality of work and peace of mind up a big notch."

Lower Molar 3-surface Preparation

Restoration completed with the Bandbender