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A small triangular-shaped piece of wood or plastic used to temporarily separate two teeth or to apply pressure to a matrix band and prevent a gingival overhang of restorative material when restoring a tooth that has a cavity involving the proximal surface. Plastic wedges have been used because of their ability to transmit light when using a light-cured restorative material.

Subjects: Dentistry — Archaeology.


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