Bausch 40µ micro-thin Articulating Papers are extremely thin and tear resistant and are coated with liquid colors on both sides. These papers mark precisely because of the thin material; false or smear contacts can thus be avoided. The special coating with liquid colors facilitates accurate marking of all occlusal contacts or occlusal interferences. Moist occlusal surfaces such as gold, ceramic, polished metal or acrylic, which are difficult to examine, do not pose any problem.
The special color coating with liquid colors consists of many color-filled microcapsules. Even the slightest masticatory pressure can cause the capsules to burst and thus release the distinctly visible color. Also repeated marking is possible because of color regeneration. Bausch micro-thin Articulating Papers are especially suitable for the two-tone representation of static and dynamic occlusion. The first step is to inspect the concentric contact (static occlusion) in red, and the second step to inspect the eccentric contacts (dynamic occlusion) in blue. The color sequence can, of course, be altered.
These papers are also available in horseshoe-shape. The pre-cut paper can easily be applied without forceps or any other handling devices. All horseshoe-shaped papers come in plastic dispensers to facilitate removal with one hand. Horseshoe-shaped Articulating Papers are especially useful for patients who tend to bite unilaterally during the occlusion test.
The dentist can immediately detect the preferred side of the mouth. Symmetrical marking of all contacts is desirable especially when testing the occlusion of full dentures which are primarily adjusted according to the concept of bilateral balanced occlusion. Even marking of the full dental arch is essential when adjusting an occlusal device. In this respect, Bausch horseshoe-shaped papers provide welcome relief especially when testing occlusal contacts on moist artificial surfaces.