3M Imprint 4 Penta


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Imprint 4 Penta
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Product Details

Your patients will love the super-short setting time and pleasant mint taste

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

A unique chemical reaction in Imprint 4 triggers an unprecedented short intraoral setting time. When the setting time starts, the impression quickly warms itself to body temperature, accelerating the setting process and increasing patient comfort.

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

Truly hydrophilic for unbelievable accuracy

Imprint 4 is the first VPS impression material that is truly hydrophilic in the crucial unset state - when the material comes in contact with the moist oral environment. Plus, its high wettability helps to create precise, void-free dental models, with no need for additional wetting agents when pouring.

  Working time Intraoral setting time
Heavy body, regular set 2:00 2:00
Heavy body, Super Quick set 1:15 1:15
Putty regular set 1:30 2:30
Item #
Heavy body
Intro kits
Mixing tips
Penta mixing tips (red), 50/pkg
mfg#: 77949
mfg#: 77949
In stock
Unit Price: 61.65
Tray adhesive
3M VPS tray adhesive, 17ml bottle
mfg#: 7307
mfg#: 7307
In stock
Unit Price: 25.25
P3 cartridges
P3 Penta heavy body cartridge (sky blue)
mfg#: 77784
mfg#: 77784
In stock
Unit Price: 54.95
P3 Penta heavy body super quick cartridge (yellow)
mfg#: 77785
mfg#: 77785
In stock
Unit Price: 54.95
P3 Penta putty cartridge (teal green)
mfg#: 77786
mfg#: 77786
Unit Price: 54.95

Clinical Evaluations

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

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.

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.

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.

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