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Thermo Clone VPS impression material
by Ultradent Products Inc.
I love digital dentistry. I use my
digital scanner all the time. But
despite all of Silicon Valley’s
efforts, impression material is
still a necessary supply in the
dental office. Sometimes it’s for
a deep subgingival margin on an
indirect restoration. Sometimes
it’s for a removable prosthetic.
Other times, it’s for a full-arch
When choosing an impression
material system, there are a
few things I look for. First off, I
need something that has lots
of options. I need fast-set and
regular-set options. I need
different consistencies. And
I like to have a putty option.
In addition to a full suite of
options, I need an impression
material that is accurate and that
works well in the demanding
environment we work in each
day. Thermo Clone VPS by
Ultradent Products Inc. is a great
choice developed with all of
these considerations in mind.
Thermo Clone VPS is available
in a full suite of options for almost
any need—with super light,
light, medium, and heavy-body
options. The light, medium, and
heavy-body impression materials
are all available in regular and
fast-set options. The super light
consistency is available only in
a fast-set option, which makes
sense. Thermo Clone is also
available in a VPS putty option,
as well as in bulk cartridges for
automatic mixing machines.
Ultradent even offers a Thermo
Clone bite registration material!
All the bases are covered.
Hydrophilicity is a term that
gets thrown around often
with impression material.
The real truth is that none of
these materials are absolutely
hydrophilic. Some are just less
hydrophobic than others. Thermo
Clone VPS does have a great
contact angle, among the best
on the market. Thermo Clone
VPS is thixotropic, which allows
it to flow into the sulcus while
being syringed, which gives us a
great shot at a clear margin.
One interesting feature of
Thermo Clone is its temperature
sensitivity. As the temperature
rises, Thermo Clone sets faster.
Once the impression material
is in the mouth, the setting
reaction happens at a faster
rate. We get a good working time
outside the mouth, but once
the tray is in place in the mouth,
it almost seems as if Thermo
Clone knows that it’s time to
begin setting. That is a really
I have tried Thermo Clone
VPS for indirect restorations,
impressions, and full-arch implant
impressions. It has worked well
in all those scenarios. I found
it to be easy to work with and
readable. Ordering is quick and
easy because it comes direct
from Ultradent, where I already
order plenty of other materials.
Line-drive single up the middle for
Thermo Clone VPS!
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