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Flexitime Impression Material "Clinical Problem Solver"

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, announced today that its Flexitime impression material has been designated a "Clinical Problem Solver" by THE DENTAL ADVISOR journal. 

Dentists and their staff face daily challenges with materials and equipment when treating patients. Most teams have identified "go to" products that can solve a clinical problem and save time, headaches and costs. Each year the July/August issue of THE DENTAL ADVISOR reports on those products that its 11 contributing editors have designated "Clinical Problem Solvers" by virtue of being the products they reach for in the toughest clinical situations. 

The article quotes Contributing Editor Jim Olsen, DDS, as saying, "When I have large restorative cases, I often need to make multiple pours of an impression to get several study models. Finding a material that holds up well without tears or distortion is the challenge on these cases."  Dr. Olsen has found that Flexitimeis a great impression material for multiple pours of study models. "It has great detail so it can be used for a working model as well. I find the combination of the heavy body and light body materials is ideal for quadrant trays on single unit cases as well."

Dr. Olsen also likes to use the heavy body as a pre-op bite registration material for multiple unit cases, or in situations where he needs to prepare a second molar. "Sequential relines using light body in the pre-op bite registration are easy, predictable, and accurate," he wrote. "I will also use the Monophase material for a bite registration when I'm creating an appliance for my TMJ patients, when I need a material that will easily let the patient be guided into the desired bite position.

Flexitime impression material is designed to put the clinician in complete control in any situation while delivering an exceptionally accurate marginal fit. It can take as little as 30 seconds of working time for routine cases, or two-and- a-half minutes for more complex cases.  The Flexitime product line includes:

  • Flexitime regular set VPS (vinylpolysiloxane)

  • Flexitime Xtreme fast-setting VPS

  • Flexitime Bite standard bite registration material

  • Flexitime Dynamix speed automatic mixing machine

Flexitime's innovative impression materials, which come in six different viscosities and cover a full range of indications, offer clinicians exceptional precision and flexibility.

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.

About Heraeus

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 €4.8 billion and precious metal trading revenues of €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.

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