Imprint 4 Garant

3M

(Made in Germany.)
Imprint 4 Garant
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Product Details

Imprint 4 offers you:

  • Active self-warming for accelerated setting
  • Shortest intra-oral set time for real time savings
  • Sufficient working time for stress-free procedures
  • Super-hydrophilicity for excellent flow and finest detail
  • Fresh material colors for enhanced readability
  • Pleasant minty taste for more patient comfort
Accelerated setting saves chair time

The Super Quick set materials fully set in only 75 seconds!

A unique chemical reaction in Imprint 4 triggers an unprecedented short intraoral setting time. And because the self-warming doesn’t start until the end of the working time, you still get all the time you need to prepare for your impressions.

  Working time Intraoral syringing time Intraoral setting time
Light, regular set 2''00" 1''00" 2''00"
Light, Super Quick set 1''15" 0''35" 1''15"
Reg, regular set 2''00" 1''00" 2''00"
Reg, Super Quick set 1''15" 0''35" 1''15"
Heavy, regular set 2''00" N/A 2''00"
Heavy, Super Quick set 1''15" N/A 1''15"
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Mixing tips / Intraoral tips
251-7257
Garant intraoral tips small (yellow) 50/pkg
mfg#: 71462
mfg#: 71462
In stock
30.50
Unit Price: 30.50
251-0353
Garant intraoral tips large (white) 50/pkg
mfg#: 71461N
mfg#: 71461N
In stock
30.50
Unit Price: 30.50
Tray adhesive
251-0841
3M VPS tray adhesive 17ml bottle
SDS
mfg#: 7307
mfg#: 7307
In stock
24.50
Unit Price: 24.50
Cartridge dispenser

Reviews

Imprint 4 was evaluated by 36 consultants in 521 uses. >This impression material earned a 97% clinical rating.
Description
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.

Clinical Observations:

Instructions/Packaging
Imprint 4 is packaged in automix standard cartridges and Pentamix cartridges. >Consultants appreciated the option for the tray material. Working and setting times should be printed on the cartridges.

Mixing/Dispensing
Dental assistants found that the heavy tray material was easy to extrude with little hand strength required. Penta putty mixed quickly and consistently with a Pentamix machine. The syringe material flowed smoothly around the prepared teeth.

Viscosity
The light body material evaluated has excellent flow around the teeth. Some >consultants found it to be slightly too runny when working on maxillary teeth. The tray material also had more flow than some other brands of heavy-body material.

Working/Setting times
For dentists who prefer a very fast setting impression material, Imprint 4 offers one of the shortest intraoral setting times. The fast setting time of the Super Quick material was one of the favorite features of Imprint 4. The snap set was unique among impression materials.

Detail quality of impression
Imprint 4 produced crisp detail in the margins of impressions. Its hydrophilic nature contributed to accurate impressions in subgingival areas. Heavy/light colors offered good contrast and were easy to read. Labs using CAD/CAM technology had no trouble scanning these impressions.

Summary
Imprint 4 is an excellent PVS impression material. 58% of consultants rated Imprint 4 better than other impression materials they had used and 36% rated it equivalent. 86% would switch to Imprint 4 and would recommend it to a colleague.

Consultants’ Comments
  • “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.”
  • “Great for implants.”
  • “Perfect blending of putty and wash materials.”
  • “Bright contrasting colors of syringe and tray materials.”
  • “Some chemical taste comes through the mint flavoring.”
  • “Blue color leaves a residue on gloves and patients’ lips.”
©"The Dental Advisor" November 2013