In the past, the longer setting time of polyether was one of the reasons to choose vinyl polysiloxane (VPS) impression materials for smaller cases. 3M Oral Care's new Impregum Super Quick polyether impression material can capture every detail in two minutes.
This next-generation polyether is specifically formulated for capturing single-unit restorations such as crowns, implants, inlays and onlays, and smaller bridges up to three units. The new tray and wash materials result in a setting reaction of only two minutes. Combined with an improved material taste, this leads to increased patient comfort.
“With the new Impregum Super Quick Polyether, dental practitioners will benefit from the well-known and trusted characteristics of a polyether impression material: hydrophilicity, a unique flow behavior, and a consistent flow throughout the whole working time,” said Bryant Ricker, vice president, US Business for 3M Oral Care. “Additionally, this material contains properties that will lead to increased efficiency in the dental office and laboratory, as the number of remakes and adjustments are reduced.”
The material’s inherent hydrophilicity promotes wettability with remaining oral fluids and supports precise capturing of details, which is essential in the area of the preparation margin. This benefit of exact detail reproduction is supported by the material’s ability to flow into every spot. There is also no need to hurry, as the flow behavior remains unchanged throughout the entire working time, which is followed by an immediate “snap-set” reaction. This is different from VPS materials and helps the user avoid inaccuracies that may result from premature setting.
To learn more about 3M Impregum Super Quick polyether impression material, visit 3m.com/impregumsq.