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Dental separator and matrix stabilizing device

Image Number 7 for United States Patent #6325625.

A dental separator and matrix stabilizing device (40) for applying pressure against adjacent teeth (68, 70) to temporarily force the teeth apart from one another for dental and orthodontic procedures. The device (40) includes a spring yoke (42), opposing tines (46), and engagement structures (44). The opposing tines (46) are adapted for wedging between interdental surfaces of the adjacent teeth (68, 70). The engagement structures (44) are adapted for receiving a spreading instrument (58). The opposing tines (46) engage the profile of a tooth along a zone of contact. The device is adapted be used in combination with a plurality of like devices (40, 40').

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