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3M™ ESPE™ Imprint™ 4 Family Expands with Preliminary Impression and Bite Registration Materials

Posted on May 12, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. – 3M ESPE is expanding the offerings in its fast and precise 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 carry on the reputation of the Imprint 4 family by adding control and convenience to everyday procedures in the dental practice.

Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS material, available in both 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 eliminate many of the time-consuming steps of alginates while ensuring homogeneous, void-free and reproducible mixing quality. When combined with other solutions like the 3M™ ESPE™ Impression Tray and 3M™ ESPE™ Protemp™ Plus Temporization Material, Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS material helps dentists achieve outstanding 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 ensures that models can be poured without pre-treatment of the impression surface, and models show a very high surface quality. Additionally, impressions made with Imprint 4 Preliminary material can be fully disinfected without losing dimensional stability.

For optimized workflows, the super quick Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS material offers a convenient working time of 1 minute and a short intra-oral 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 great 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 high 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, both Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS material and Imprint 4 Bite VPS material are scannable, giving dentists easy access to CAD/CAM solutions.

By adding control, speed, and convenience to everyday procedures, both Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS material and Imprint 4 Bite VPS material make valuable additions to the family of Imprint 4 VPS impression materials.