SOUTH BEND, Ind., Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, announced today that its Venus Temp 2 provisional material received a "4++++" rating from THE DENTAL ADVISOR. The Venus Temp 2 product was evaluated by 32 consultants in 665 uses and received an impressive 90% clinical rating.
Consultants reported that Venus Temp 2 was used successfully for long-span bridges and other multi-unit cases. They gave the product high marks for esthetics, the ability to be polished to a high luster, its working and intraoral setting times, and the fact that its very low oxygen-inhibited layer aids in handling and polishing. Importantly, 72% would switch to Venus Temp 2 and 84% would recommend it.
Venus Temp 2 is intended for the fabrication of short- and long-term temporary crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and veneers. The material is a self-cured, fluoride-releasing provisional restorative material composed of multifunctional methacrylic esters. It is available in five shades (A1, A2, A3.5, B1, and Bleach) and is packaged in a 50 mL auto-mix cartridge.
Venus Temp 2 features a working time of 50 seconds and a setting time in the mouth of 1-to-2 minutes. Six minutes after application, the oxygen-inhibited layer can be removed with alcohol and the restoration may be trimmed and polished. Each refill package contains one cartridge of Venus Temp 2 and 12 mixing tips.
"As a loyal user of Venus Temp 2, I heartily agree with THE DENTAL ADVISOR and its assessment of this provisional's exceptional performance characteristics," said Lee Ann Brady, DMD. Dr, Brady, who was involved in the preliminary testing of the product and now speaks on its use in dental seminars, lauds Venus Temp 2's ability to look and feel like the final restoration. "With its exceptional esthetics and functionality, we're finally able to allow our patients to transition seamlessly from provisional to final restoration."
Founded in 1984 and inspired by Consumer Reports, the mission of THE DENTAL ADVISOR is to provide the dental profession with evidence-based and clinically relevant information on dental restorative products, infection control products and dental equipment. The products it tests are sent to a randomly selected group of 20 to 30 of its 250 Clinical Consultants. Each Clinical Consultant and his or her staff integrate the product into their daily routine, use the product regularly over a given period of time and then complete a comprehensive survey.
For more information on Heraeus or its products, call (800) 431-1785 or visit www.heraeusdentalusa.com.
Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of euro 4.8 billion and precious metal trading revenues of euro 21.3 billion, as well as more than 13,300 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.