New 3M ESPE Imprint 4 VPS Impression Material: 75 Seconds to Set"

Long working time and fast setting time mean convenience and accuracy for dentists,

comfort for patients

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (October 1, 2013) – Dentists are well aware that for most patients, shorter is better when it comes to setting time for an impression material. Not only can a faster setting time increase patient comfort, it also increases efficiency for the office. Now, 3M ESPE is introducing the fastest setting impression material on the market—3M™ ESPE™ Imprint™ 4 VPS Impression Material. With a set time of just 75 seconds, Imprint 4 VPS impression material’s intra-oral setting time is up to 53 percent less compared to Aquasil Ultra XLV fast set.
Imprint 4 VPS impression material gives dentists the same long working time they know from Imprint 3 VPS impression material, but speeds up the set time with an innovative active self-warming feature, developed exclusively for this product. A unique chemical reaction causes the material to actively and quickly warm up to body temperature after the working time, substantially accelerating the intra-oral setting. The usual working time is not affected, so dentists can easily observe good impression-taking technique and avoid problems in capturing the impression, ensuring reliable results.
The impression material’s super hydrophilicity also contributes to its reliability, helping it capture precise details. In fact, Imprint 4 wash material shows better hydrophilicity than any other VPS impression material in its unset state. The combination of this unique formulation, long working time and short setting time gives Imprint 4 VPS impression materials outstanding accuracy and means that dentists rarely need to worry about retakes.
Imprint 4 VPS impression material is available in Heavy & Super Quick Heavy, Light & Regular, Super Quick Light & Regular and Putty formulations. The material will be introduced at the 3M ESPE booth, number 3101, at the ADA Annual Session in New Orleans, October 31- November 3.
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