Snap set technology in the VPS impression materials
Impression of the abutments is a crucial procedure during prosthodontic treatment, as it could directly affect the precision of the cast and the fit of the final restoration. The chemical and physical properties of elastomeric impression materials may influence the accuracy of the final impressions.
Selection of the impression material should take in consider: the consistency and flow properties, ease of handling, the setting time and dimensional stability.
The most used elastomeric impression materials for fixed and removable prosthodontic restorations are polyvinylsiloxanes (PVS) and polyethers (PE).
Polyvinylsiloxane impression materials provide simplicity, high dimensional stability and accuracy, superior elastic recovery from undercuts and low viscoelastic properties, low distortion, adequate tear strength varying with ﬁller rate and viscosity, high ﬂow characteristics, short setting time, and multiple pouring from one impression.
Impression materials generally require compromises. They either exhibit good flow characteristics or stability. The VPS-based precision impression material Honigum, however, is different. Thanks to the patented rheologically active matrix Honigum-Light, Honigum-Mono and Honigum-Heavy by DMG yield best results in both disciplines.And the DMG Putty variants overcome the opposites at exactly the most critical point for the dentist and treatment.
With its unique Snap-Set technology the hand-mix Honigum-Putty combines a comfortable working time with a very short setting time.
• Exceptional detail reproduction
• Outstanding stability in the tray and intraorally
• Remarkable flow properties under light pressure
• Balanced hydrophilicity
• Neutral taste and honey scent
A very good impression of the sulcus were obtained using one step wash technique.
1. A good impression material gives high precision of the restoration
2. Snap set technology gives a comfortable working time and short setting time combined.
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