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Imprint 4 impression family expands

May 12, 2014
Two new products from 3M ESPE add control and onvenience to impression taking

ST. PAUL, Minnesota--3M ESPE has expanded the offerings in its Imprint 4 family with the new additions of 3M ESPE Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS Preliminary Impression Material and 3M ESPE™ Imprint 4 Bite VPS Bite Registration Material.

Both materials help add control and convenience to everyday procedures in the dental practice.

Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS material, available in Super Quick and Regular setting times, stands to take the place of alginates for dentists seeking a convenient and time-saving alternative. The material, which replaces the existing 3M ESPE Position Penta VPS Preliminary Impression Material, works with the 3M ESPE Pentamix System to help eliminate many of the time-consuming steps of alginates while helping to ensure homogeneous, void-free and reproducible mixing quality. When combined with other solutions such as the 3M ESPE Impression Tray and 3M ESPE Protemp Plus Temporization Material, Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS material helps dentists achieve efficiency in the provisional workflow.

Unlike alginate impressions, which cannot be stored and are suited for only one pouring process, impressions taken with Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS material offer long-term dimensional stability and can be poured multiple times. The material’s hydrophilicity helps ensure that models can be poured without pretreatment of the impression surface, and models show a high surface quality.

Additionally, impressions made with Imprint 4 Preliminary material can be fully disinfected without losing dimensional stability.

For optimized workflows, the Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS material offers a convenient working time of one minute and a short intraoral setting time of 90 seconds to improve patient comfort and decrease patient chairtime.

Also new in the Imprint 4 family, Imprint 4 Bite VPS material is suited for open and closed bite occlusal registration. The material replaces the existing Imprint Bite VPS Bite Registration Material. Provided in a cartridge for common hand dispensers, the product allows for simple and convenient mixing and can be dispensed directly in the patient’s mouth. With its flow properties and no-slump consistency, Imprint 4 Bite VPS material does not lock into undercuts or interdental areas. After setting, the bite material is easy to cut, trim, and accurately position with the stone model.

For optimized workflows and patient comfort, Imprint 4 Bite VPS material offers a convenient working time of 20 seconds and a short setting time of 60 seconds, helping minimize inaccuracies due to jaw movements during setting.

Adding to their suitability for modern workflows, Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS material and Imprint 4 Bite VPS material are scannable, giving dentists easy access to CAD/CAM solutions.

Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS material and Imprint 4 Bite VPS material add control, speed, and convenience to everyday procedures.

For more information, visit http://www.3MESPE.com or call (800) 634-2249.

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