ST. PAUL, Minnesota--In April 2011, 3M ESPE plans to introduce broader and optimized shade offerings of Protemp Plus Temporization Material in response to the needs of dental professionals. To read more about 3M ESPE, go to 3M ESPE.Six different shades shouldbe available, including an A3.5 shade added to fulfill the user's desires for a darker option. Moreover, the existing bleach shade will offer enhanced translucency for more lifelike temporary restorations compared to its predecessor. The new shades will offer a matching color for virtually any situation, providing users with more options to produce esthetic and durable provisionals. In addition to its natural gloss, high strength and easy handling, Protemp Plus temporization material provides a great choice of shades.Since its launch in late 2008, Protemp Plus has become known for temporary, as well as long-term provisionals. The bisacrylic material, which has received high ratings from independent testing institutes, is based on a new generation of fillers incorporating nanotechnology. It demonstrates high mechanical and compressive strength, as well as fracture resistance. Due to these properties, the material is suited for virtually every indication, including long-term temporization and use on implant abutments. Not only is Protemp Plus a strong material, but it also provides esthetics. Protemp Plus offers a small particle size, which allows a smoother surface of the temporary restoration as compared to other materials. This natural gloss is also preserved over time, and the shiny appearance can be obtained without polishing or glazing. Additionally, the inhibition layer can be easily removed with ethanol. The expansion and optimization of shade offerings lends additional versatility to the material. Protemp Plus consistently creates esthetic and durable temporary restorations.For more information, visit www.3MESPE.com or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at (800) 634-2249. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.3M, ESPE and Protemp are trademarks of 3M or 3M ESPE AG.To comment on this product, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.