Written by Dentistry Today
Monday, 07 March 2011 16:53
PRODUCT FOCUS • Impression Trays •
The Directed Flow Impression Tray is an innovative, single-use tray that uses a self-retentive fleece strip, eliminating the need for a tray adhesive. The retentive fleece features striations that act as a barrier to avoid tooth/tray contact and occlusal flat spots for better impression results. The built-in reservoir reduces gagging for improved patient comfort, and with a single-use tray there is no need to disinfect and clean as with metal trays. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit 3mespe.com/greatimpressions.
Whether you're taking preliminary or final impressions, closed- or open-bite registrations, Discus Dental has the impression tray your patients' need. Discus Dental has a variety of impression trays designed for use with the extensive line of vinyl polysiloxane impression materials. Trust Discus Dental for impeccably accurate results every time. For more information, call (800) 422-9448 or visit discusdental.com/bite-trays.php.
The PRESIDENT Impression Tray System is a patented system of intersecting ribs and rails providing unprecedented rigidity in a plastic tray. Through extensive re-search over 20 years, Col-tène/Whaledent has defined the ideal and anatomically correct form for each tray size. The trays were de-signed to aggressively retain all types of impression material. The trays are available in 9 anatomically correct sizes. For more information, call (800) 221-3046.
The 3-way disposable impression trays are convenient and ensure accuracy in capturing simultaneous master impressions, counter impressions, and bite impressions. Thin, nontear mesh provides strength, and undercut wall grooves lock impression material in the tray to prevent distortion. Ergonomically designed handles provide easier seating and removal. For more information, call (201) 871-1232 or visit the Web site sultanhealthcare.com.
Originate disposable impression trays are palate-free, which aids in reducing the gag reflex. These trays are full arch with enough rigidity to prevent the side-to-side movement. Originate can be used with any type of impression material used in fabricating crown and bridge restorations, bleaching trays, or mouth guards. Impression material flows into the unique locking plate on the bottom of the tray, locking it securely into the tray. Each tray is individually packaged and manufactured with Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection to increase sterility. For more information, call (800) 355-5063 or visit the Web site axisdental.com.
HEATWAVE customizable impression trays provide a precise fit, rivaling custom trays, but without the inconvenience and cost. You can easily customize HEATWAVE thermoplastic trays by hand by immersing them in a water bath of 158°F for 60 seconds. After adaptation, the tray resumes rigidity at room temperature or by running it under cold water. Because the trays provide a more anatomical fit, impression space is limited, which means you'll use less impression material. This precise fit also creates optimal dynamic pressure around the arch during insertion.
The QUAD-TRAY XL is an extra-long version of the QUAD-TRAY XTREME that incorporates the benefits of the original QUAD-TRAY, including an inflexible aluminum construction, a wide, customizable arch, and a thin distal bar, in a full quadrant design. With the QUAD-TRAY XL, you'll experience distortion-free dual-arch impressions in your multiple preparation and small bridge cases. And since the QUAD-TRAY XL provides greater occlusal detail for your lab, you'll ensure ideal occlusion in your final restorations.
Vista Dental's Impression Trays come in either clear or green styles and include an occlusal surface space minimizer. Each tray features a posterior rimlock to minimize secondary flow and gagging, a finger-rest ledge for easier removal of the tray from the patient, and key-way perforations and side-wall slots to ensure material retention. For more information, call (877) 418-4782 or visit the Web site vista-dental.com.
Ultradent Products offers an array of disposable impression tray options. They're moldable yet rigid enough to prevent distortion and provide excellent retention. The tray packs are available in anterior partial, full-arch mandibular (size 2, 4, 6), and full-arch maxillary options. Available in 12- or 36-count packs, the trays are designed for one-time use. For more information, call (800) 552-5512.
Whether you need standard trays, triple-function trays, or bite registration trays, GC America has the economical, disposable, and sturdy solution in the size you are looking for. The unique zigzag design of Spacer Trays minimizes cusp contact with the tray and enables you to seat the tray to the correct depth for consistent, quality impressions. The anatomical design reduces pressure on soft tissue, and the strong, rigid construction provides excellent stability and support when removing impressions. For more information, call (800) 323-7063 or visit gcamerica.com.
SureLoc trays are rigid, disposable impression trays that can be used with any alginate, polysulfide, polyether, or vinyl polysiloxane impression material without the need for tray adhesive. The trays are easily trimmed and can be customized for your patients with a sharp instrument or lab carbide. Many dentists use SureLoc when dealing with a patient with protrusive tori. For more information, call (800) 833-8267 or visit duxdental.com.
DENTSPLY Raintree Essix Glenroe
Tuff Lock Disposable Impression Trays feature a unique mechanical locking system that eliminates the need for spray adhesives. High sides provide excellent margin and gingival detail. The trays are available in 5 adult and pedo sizes for single use only. For more information, call (800) 883-8733 or visit the Web site essix.com.
Tra-Ten Impression Trays are proven to be a versatile design that provides extremely accurate impressions. The trays have a unique, fully perforated pattern that enables excellent mechanical retention. With extra-thick sidewalls, Sani-Trays Impression Trays produce precise alginate, crown and bridge, and edentulous impressions. Water Pik also offers Sani-Trays Dual Arch Impression Trays. Master Tray Impression Trays offer rigid, metal tray-like performance, perfect for critical implant cases. For more information, call (800) 525-2020 or visit the Web site waterpik.com.
Klearvue trays are rigid, with clear plastic that gives distortion-free impressions. The trays are easily customizable by heating with a flame or hot water. The sides are easy to cut using denture burs or shears. The trays are clear for "open-tray" impressions of implants to visualize the transfer copings. The trays come in a convenient dispenser and are value priced. For more information, call (800) 827-7940.
These disposable dental impression trays feature a unique, ergonomic design with a bend in the reinforced handle, providing ease and comfort while seating and removing an impression. The polystyrene resin construction and design combine to provide superior, stable support for all types of impression materials, which improves accuracy using disposable trays. The blue trays are available in multiple sizes, in either solid or perforated design, as well as full- or partial-arch form, packaged 12 to a box. For more information, call (800) 372-4346 or visit henryscheindental.com.
Rim-Lock Trays are rigid metal impression trays suitable for use with a variety of impression materials. The unique design offers firm retention of set impression material, reducing the chance of impression distortion upon removal. The trays are available in different sizes and arch configurations to suit the practitioner's needs and preferences. The trays' construction makes them suitable for reuse following proper cleaning/sterilizing procedures. For more information, call (800) 532-2855 or visit caulk.com.