- “Good material – better than most VPS materials I have used in the past.”
- “Quick setting time – patients loved how fast it set.”
- “I never had a retake with this material in spite of some difficult subgingival preparations.”
Imprint 4 impression materials are vinyl polysiloxane (VPS) materials indicated for all standard impression techniques. They are 3M ESPE’s newest generation of addition-cured silicones reported to provide “super quick” setting characteristics and significantly improved hydrophilicity. Imprint 4 materials are formulated to have superior hydrophilic properties for exceptional detail and accelerated setting due to an “active self warming” chemical reaction. The Imprint 4 line includes tray and wash materials available in regular and Super Quick set with a peppermint flavor. Super Quick setting materials are indicated for one- or two-unit impressions. Viscosities include putty, heavy, and light in 5:1 foil packages for Pentamix devices and 50 mL automix cartridges for use with dispensing guns.
|Imprint 4||Working Time||Setting Time|
|Regular Set (Tray/Wash)||2:00||2:00|
|Regular Set (Putty)||1:30||2:30|
|Super Quick Set
Imprint 4 was evaluated by 36 consultants in 521 uses. This impression material earned a 97% clinical rating.
Imprint 4 was chosen for excellent detail, fast setting time and unique fast set, and excellent hydrophilicity. Color contrast between viscosities is ideal.
Eighty-six percent would switch to Imprint 4 and would recommend it to a colleague.