Heraeus acrylics

Dec. 5, 2011
Paladon ultra and PalaXpress ultra are Pala laboratory’s latest offerings for delivering prosthetics.

SOUTH BEND, Indiana—Heraeus Kulzer, a leader in dental esthetics, has announced the addition of high-impact heat-curing Paladon ultra and cold-curing PalaXpress ultra fracture-resistant acrylics to the Pala line of denture-related products.

The Pala division of Heraeus, which is the inventor of dental acrylics, continues to push the boundaries of prosthetic innovation with these two new products that delivering breakage resistance and impact strength.

Denture stability begins with the denture base, particularly for demanding indications, such as implant restorations, with their increased masticatory forces. With Paladon ultra and PalaXpress ultra, technicians can easily and safely produce implant overdentures, combined restorations, and full or partial dentures.

Paladon ultra: Heat-curing acrylic for the highest requirements
Paladon ultra allows implant overdentures and fixed removable dentures to be manufactured as simply and easily as partial or full dentures. Paladon ultra exceeds the required standard values for fracture resistance, flexural strength, and modulus of elasticity.

This helps to increase the denture’s longevity and will help ensure laboratory, dentist, and patient satisfaction. Paladon ultra, which is certified biocompatible for user and patient (ISO 10993), also exhibits high color stability. It will be available in shades pink, light pink, dark pink, light reddish pink, shade 200, pink veined, R50 veined, and pink live.

PalaXpress ultra: A universally applicable cold-curing denture acrylic
Cold-curing acrylic PalaXpress ultra offers dental technicians a new class of denture acrylics that is up to 50% more fracture-resistant than other cold-curing acrylics. Heraeus has created a formula that delivers easy and reliable processing along with esthetic results.

The secret to PalaXpress ultra's high fracture resistance is a special material with a unique composition. These additives are highly soluble and form an even and strong bond with the other components of the powder-liquid system during polymerization. They stop microfissures, thereby preventing the formation of fracture points.

Dentures made of PalaXpress ultra are durable. The acrylic meets or exceeds the strict requirements of ISO 20795-1:2008 for fracture resistance, flexural strength, and modulus of elasticity. The result is a highly durable, stable ,and yet flexible, polymerized material that enhances longevity, minimizes complementary repairs, and increases laboratory, dentist, and patient satisfaction.

PalaXpress ultra makes the production of high-quality dentures easy and reliable. The powder-liquid system can be processed in the same way as any other cold-curing acrylic. The fracture resistance and elasticity of PalaXpress ultra reduce the risk of fracturing during trimming and polishing and provide additional safety for tricky processes such as deflasking.

Its special formula allows powder and liquid to blend, which gives the dental technician not only fracture resistance but highly esthetic results with an even surface structure. Dental technicians and patients should also appreciate the standard-compliant color stability of PalaXpress ultra.

As a universal acrylic, PalaXpress ultra can be used for a range of indications and established methods of fabrication. As a component of the Pala system, this cold-curing acrylic can be used with Heraeus’ familiar Pala equipment.

For example, PalaXpress ultra is suitable for the casting technique, as well as for the injection method with Palajet. This flexible and versatile material is also suitable for more than just the standard requirements of dentures.

PalaXpress ultra makes fabrication of implant-overdenture prostheses, two-part dentures, and cast model-based partial or full dentures or full dentures convenient and reliable. The dental technician can even make constructions with a particularly large number of subcomponents in an easy and reliable way.

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Pala: Fusing art and science to create the world of esthetic dentures
Heraeus’ Pala Laboratory Products Division has been setting the standard for prosthetic excellence for over 75 years. With its Mondial® and Mondial® I denture teeth, Palajet® and Palamat® denture equipment, and acrylics like Paladon ultra and PalaXpress ultra, Pala enables dental laboratories and practices to create perfectly matched prosthetic products capable of truly transforming lives.

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