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Cavex Cream Alginate

Cavex Holland BV

Consultants’ Comments

  • “Great product. The detail and accuracy is excellent.”
  • “Easy mixing for a creamy consistency. I never had any bubbles or voids in my impressions.”
  • “I love the working time, it sets so fast. It makes it so much better for the patient.”
  • “Good tear resistance.”
  • “I liked the contrast color.”
  • “Nice feel, nice taste, smells good. Patients never complained about the taste and kids loved it.”
  • “We would switch to this product because it has great detail and is very user friendly.”
  • “There were air bubbles in the material.”
  • “It set up too fast at times, even when mixing and working quickly.”
  • “Different packaging would be preferable – a container that the bag goes in, a sturdy tub/canister, unit doses for ease of use, or a resealable bag to effectively close the bag once opened.”

Clinical Tips

  • Follow the instructions and have the patient rinse first – it makes it easier to remove the impression.
  • Use very cold water and spatulate well. Make sure the amount of water matches the measure to ensure the correct consistency.
  • Apply air lightly around the teeth- leave slightly moist to help prevent bubbles at the margin.
  • The stiffness of the material helps with impressions for dentures.

Evaluation Highlights

Cavex Cream Alginate (fast-setting) was evaluated by 29 consultants for a total of 432 times.
  • Easy to use.
  • Fast-setting.
  • Tear-resistant.
  • Good consistency.
  • Smells and tastes pleasant.
  • Accurate, detailed impressions.

Unique Feature

  • Accurate detail to 5 microns.


  • All procedures where an alginate impression is required.


Cavex Cream Alginate is a dust-free, alginate impression material designed to be easily mixed to a smooth, creamy consistency. It offers a high tear strength, elasticity, snap set, and detail accuracy to 5 microns. In addition, this impression material has a pleasant odor and color. Cavex Cream Alginate is available as normal and fast setting options. The fast-setting version has a 20-second mixing time, and a total working time of 2 minutes 20 seconds, which includes a 1-minute intraoral setting time. The normal-setting version has a 30-second mixing time, and a total working time of 3.5 minutes, which includes 1.5 minutes for intraoral setting. The impression can be scanned for digitizing. Cavex Cream Alginate is packaged in 500 g bags. Powder scoop and water measure are available.