Dentsply Sirona has released a new cartridge and mixing tip system designed to optimise the application of conventional impression materials.
The new cartridge and mixing tip system seeks to improve the quality of the impression material, the processing time, and the simplicity and efficiency of the application.
According to Dental Products Report, the newly developed mixing tip can be easily fixed to the cartridge with a turning wing and small alignment pin. A corresponding connection mechanism reduces the risk of cross-contamination between the base and catalyst components. The new integrated 50ml cartridge and mixing tip system requires only a one-time bleed before first use, for life of the cartridge.
In combination with the reduced-volume cannula, material waste can be reduced by up to 64% and the number of uses per cartridge increased by 10 additional applications. This optimisation enables consistent homogeneous mixing and efficient use of the impression material.
The colour-coded cartridges and mixing tips help to connect the cartridges with the appropriate tip. The new system is compatible with the standard hand dispensers and mechanical mixers already available on the market.
The new cartridge and mixing tip system achieves ease of use and efficient application of the material. Less material waste means conserving resources and saving money.
“Thanks to the optimisations made to cartridges and tips, we are experiencing yet another improvement to what is already very good in itself,” explained Lori Trost, DMD, a dentist from Red Bud, Illinois. “It changes very essential details of the mechanics of the tip that make the cartridge easier to handle and ensure that the impression material is used really efficiently. And: a well-mixed material becomes a predictable mix.”
With the new mixing tips, the product properties of Dentsply Sirona’s Aquasil Ultra+ impression material are even more apparent, according to Dentsply Sirona. The impression material is placed in the tray in an optimum mixing ratio, thus contributing to an accurate impression result even in critical clinical situations.