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Express™ XT VPS Impression Material

Extremely well balanced

Express VPS

Express™ XT VPS Impression Materials – first-class impressions on the first take

Designed for both the 1-step and 2-step impression techniques, next–generation Express™ XT VPS materials from 3M ESPE help you achieve outstanding impression accuracy and a great fit of the final restoration.

  • Great detail reproduction through superior hydrophilicity and flow behaviour
  • Distortion-free removal from the mouth due to excellent toughness
  • Reduced chance of costly remakes due to almost 100% recovery from deformation.

Highly positive feedback from practitioners.

Results from a Europe-wide market survey show high overall customer satisfaction with the Express™ XT VPS materials tested. When asked for the major advantages, dentists most often mentioned precise detail reproduction, automatic mixing, easy handling and good setting time.

79% of the participating dentists would definitely recommend Express™ XT materials to their colleagues. Moreover, 87% indicated that their labs’ rating was good to excellent.

 

Innovation for Wash Delivery : Express™ XT Intra-oral Syringe

More precision, less waste, easier handling: get all in one. The intra-oral syringe features all you can wish for to prepare an accurate and flawless impression:

  1. Excellent ease of use – easy to load, easy to dispense, ergonomic design
  2. Precise application leads to excellent accuracy of final restorations
  3. Very hygienic usage and procedure: no messy clean-up, no disinfection

“Very nice to use, much easier to dispense compared to bigger gun systems used normally!”

Dr. M. Gregory, UK

Product information

Features & Benefits

  • Extraordinarily well balanced properties compared to other leading VPS products.
  • A comprehensive portfolio offering more options than ever - so dentists can stay with their preferred viscosity and technique.
  • Available for all deliveries: Hand mix, Garant™ Dispenser, Penta™ Cartridges
  • Experience true putty consistency – plus the convenience of automatic mixing.
 

Indications

  • Crown impressions
  • Bridge impressions
  • Inlay impressions
  • Onlay impressions

Technical information

Designed for both the 1-step and 2-step impression techniques, Express™ XT has a great variety of viscosities, contrasting colours and different working/setting times.

Overview according to technique

Impression techqniue Tray Material Recommended Wash Materials Wash Material
Express™ XT Penta Putty Soft – first hydrophilic auto-mix putty
1-step technique Express™ XT Light Body Flow – offer great flow
Express™ XT Regular Body – stays very well at tooth
Express™ XT Penta™ Putty – putty consistency
2-step technique Express™ XT Ultra-Light Body Quick – generates very thin layers
Express™ XT Light Body Flow Quick – offers great flow
Express™ XT Penta™ H – hydrophilic heavy body
1-step technique Express™ XT Light Body Flow – offers great flow
Express™ XT Light Body Standard – stays very well at tooth
Express™ XT Penta™ H Universal Quick – fast setting heavy body with excellent carving properties
2-step technique Express™ XT Light Body Flow Quick – offers great flow
1-step technique Express™ XT Light Body Standard Quick – stays very well at tooth
Express™ XT Penta™ H Quick – fast setting hydrophilic heavy body
1-step technique Express™ XT Light Body Flow Quick – offers great flow
Express™ XT Light Body Standard Quick – stays very well at tooth

Ordering information

  Item No. Product Information
    Trial & Intro Kits
  36865 Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Soft Trial Kit
40-0.2g capsules: 20 each of Body shades A2 and A3; Technique Guides Instructions for Use1 base paste – 300 ml, 1 catalyst - 60 ml, 1 Express™ XT Regular Body Cartridge – 50 ml, 1 information for use
  36818 Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Trial Kit
1 base paste – 300 ml, 1 catalyst - 60 ml, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Quick Cartridge – 50 ml, 1 information for use
  P36861 For Pentamix™ 3 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Soft Intro Kit
1 base paste – 300 ml, 1 catalyst – 60 ml, 1 Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Soft Cartridge, 10 Penta™ Mixing Tips red, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Cartridge – 50 ml, 1 Express™ XT Regular Body Cartridge – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 10 Garant™ Intra-Oral Tips yellow, 1 VPS tray adhesive, 1 technique card, 1 information for use
  36875 For Pentamix™ 2 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Soft Intro Kit
1 base paste – 300 ml, 1 catalyst – 60 ml, 1 Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Soft Cartridge, 10 Penta™ Mixing Tips red, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Cartridge – 50 ml, 1 Express™ XT Regular Body Cartridge – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 10 Garant™ Intra-Oral Tips yellow, 1 VPS tray adhesive, 1 technique card, 1 information for use
  P36815 For Pentamix™ 3 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Intro Kit
1 base paste – 300 ml, 1 catalyst – 60 ml, 1 Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Cartridge, 10 Penta™ Mixing Tips red, 1 Express™ XT Ultra-Light Body Quick Cartridge – 50 ml, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Quick Cartridge – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 10 Garant™ Intra-Oral Tips yellow, 1 VPS tray adhesive, 1 technique card, 1 information for use
  36815 For Pentamix™ 2 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Intro Kit
1 base paste – 300 ml, 1 catalyst – 60 ml, 1 Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Cartridge, 10 Penta™ Mixing Tips red, 1 Express™ XT Ultra-Light Body Quick Cartridge – 50 ml, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Quick Cartridge – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 10 Garant™ Intra-Oral Tips yellow, 1 VPS tray adhesive, 1 technique card, 1 information for use
  P36807 For Pentamix™ 3 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ H Intro Kit
1 base paste – 300 ml, 1 catalyst – 60 ml, 1 Express™ XT Penta™ H Cartridge, 10 Penta™ Mixing Tips red, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Cartridge – 50 ml, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Standard Cartridge – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 10 Garant™ Intra-oral Tips yellow, 1 VPS tray adhesive, 1 technique card, 1 information for use
  36807 For Pentamix™ 2 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ H Intro Kit
1 base paste – 300 ml, 1 catalyst – 60 ml, 1 Express™ XT Penta™ H Cartridge, 10 Penta™ Mixing Tips red, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Cartridge – 50 ml, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Standard Cartridge – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 10 Garant™ Intra-oral Tips yellow, 1 VPS tray adhesive, 1 technique card, 1 information for use
  P36809 For Pentamix™ 3 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ H Quick Intro Kit
1 base paste – 300 ml, 1 catalyst – 60 ml, 1 Express™ XT Penta™ H Quick Cartridge, 10 Penta™ Mixing Tips red, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Quick Cartridge – 50 ml, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Standard Quick Cartridge – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 10 Garant™ Intra-oral Tips yellow, 1 VPS tray adhesive, 1 technique card, 1 information for use
  36809 For Pentamix™ 2 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ H Quick Intro Kit
1 base paste – 300 ml, 1 catalyst – 60 ml, 1 Express™ XT Penta™ H Quick Cartridge, 10 Penta™ Mixing Tips red, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Quick Cartridge – 50 ml, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Standard Quick Cartridge – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 10 Garant™ Intra-oral Tips yellow, 1 VPS tray adhesive, 1 technique card, 1 information for use
  P36837 For Pentamix™ 3 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ H Universal Quick Intro Kit
1 base paste – 300 ml, 1 catalyst – 60 ml, 1 Express™ XT Penta™ H Universal Quick Cartridge, 10 Penta™ Mixing Tips red, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Quick Cartridge – 50 ml, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Standard Quick Cartridge – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 10 Garant™ Intra-oral Tips yellow, 1 VPS tray adhesive, 1 technique card, 1 information for use
  36837 For Pentamix™ 2 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ H Universal Quick Intro Kit
1 base paste – 300 ml, 1 catalyst – 60 ml, 1 Express™ XT Penta™ H Universal Quick Cartridge, 10 Penta™ Mixing Tips red, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Quick Cartridge – 50 ml, 1 Express™ XT Light Body Standard Quick Cartridge – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 10 Garant™ Intra-oral Tips yellow, 1 VPS tray adhesive, 1 technique card, 1 information for use
    Refills – tray & wash materials
  36862 Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Soft Refill
2 base pastes – 300 ml, 2 catalysts – 60 ml, 1 information for use
  36816 Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Refill
2 base pastes – 300 ml, 2 catalysts – 60 ml, 1 information for use
  36808 Express™ XT Penta™ H Refill
2 base pastes – 300 ml, 2 catalysts – 60 ml, 1 information for use
  36810 Express™ XT Penta™ H Quick Refill
2 base pastes – 300 ml, 2 catalysts – 60 ml, 1 information for use
  36838 Express™ XT Penta™ H Universal Quick Refill
2 base pastes – 300 ml, 2 catalysts – 60 ml, 1 information for use
  36811 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Refill
4 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Cartridges – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 1 information for use
  36812 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Quick Refill
4 Express™ XT Light Body Flow Quick Cartridges – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 1 information for use
  36813 Express™ XT Light Body Standard Refill
4 Express™ XT Light Body Standard Cartridges – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 1 information for use
  36814 Express™ XT Light Body Standard Quick Refill
4 Express™ XT Light Body Standard Quick Cartridges – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 1 information for use
  36817 Express™ XT Ultra-Light Body Quick Refill
4 Express™ XT Ultra-Light Body Quick Cartridges – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 1 information for use
  36957 Express™ XT Regular Body Refill
4 Express™ XT Regular Body Cartridges – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 1 information for use
  36958 Express™ XT Regular Body Quick Refill
4 Express™ XT Regular Body Quick Cartridges – 50 ml, 10 Garant™ Mixing Tips yellow, 1 information for use
    Cartridges
  P3815 For Pentamix™ 3 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Soft Cartridge
  77815
  4911D2B For Pentamix™ 2 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Soft Cartridge
  P3813 For Pentamix™ 3 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Cartridge
  77813 For Pentamix™ 2 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Cartridge
  P3811 For Pentamix™ 3 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ H Cartridge
  77811 For Pentamix™ 2 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ H Cartridge
  P3812 For Pentamix™ 3 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ H Quick Cartridge
  77812 For Pentamix™ 2 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ H Quick Cartridge
  P3814 For Pentamix™ 3 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ H Universal Quick Cartridge
  77814 For Pentamix™ 2 Mixing Unit: Express™ XT Penta™ H Universal Quick Cartridge
    Express™ XT Intra-oral Syringe
Express™ XT Intra-oral Syringe Combi Trial Pack 71476 Express™ XT Intra-oral Syringe Combi Trial Pack
5 Intra-oral Syringes; 1 Express™ XT Ultra-Light Body Quick Cartridge – 50 ml
  71471 Express™ XT Intra-oral Syringe Refill Pack
20 Intra-oral Syringes
  71474 Express™ XT Intra-oral Syringe Value Pack (Available from January 2012)
50 Intra-oral Syringes

Clinical application

Anterior all-ceramic Lava™ Zirconia Bridge using the 1-step technique

Anterior all-ceramic Lava™ Zirconia Bridge using Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Soft in combination with Express™ XT Regular Body VPS Impression Material in the 1-step technique

by Dr. Gunnar Reich, Munich, Germany

Figure 1

Figure 1: Initial situation: aesthetically insufficient 3-unit PFM bridge in anterior region (teeth 11 – 13).

Figure 2

Figure 2: Front teeth prepared to receive a 3-unit full-ceramic Lava zirconia bridge.

Figure 3

Figure 3: Prepared teeth with retraction cords in situ

 
Figure 4

Figure 4: Express™ XT Regular Body VPS Impression Material syringed around prepared teeth.

Figure 5

Figure 5: Simultaneous filling of the impression tray with Express™ XT Penta Putty Soft VPS material from the Pentamix 3 Mixing Unit.

Figure 6

Figure 6: Shaping of Express™ XT Penta putty soft material in the tray using latex-free gloves.

 
Figure 7

Figure 7: Detail of prepared teeth in 1-step impression with Express™ XT Regular Body and Express™ XT Penta putty soft VPS material.

Figure 8

Figure 8: Final situation: 3-unit all-ceramic Lava zirconia bridge seated in the patient’s mouth.

by Dr. Gunnar Reich, Munich, Germany

 

Posterior Lava™ Zirconia Crown using the 1-step technique

Posterior Lava™ Zirconia Crown using Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Soft in combination with Express™ XT Light Body Flow VPS Impression Material in the 1-step technique

by Dr. Andreas Syrek, Munich, Germany

Figures 1 and 2

Figures 1 and 2: Initial situation: infraocclusion in combination with insufficient temporary glass ionomer restoration of endodontically treated lower first molar.

Figure 2

Figure 2:

Figure 3

Figure 3: Tooth prepared to receive an all-ceramic Lava zirconia crown.

 
Figure 4

Figure 4: Express™ XT Light Body Flow material syringed around prepared tooth. Nice flow of wash material to tooth and soft tissue.

Figure 5

Figure 5: Simultaneous filling of the impression tray with Express™ XT Penta putty soft material from the Pentamix 3 mixing unit.

Figure 6

Figure 6: 1-step impression with Express™ XT Light Body Flow and Express™ XT Penta putty soft VPS material.

 
Figure 7

Figure 7: Detail of prepared lower first molar in 1-step impression with Express™ XT Light Body Flow and Express™ XT Penta™ Putty Soft VPS Material

Figure 8

Figure 8: Final situation: temporary restoration using Protemp™ 4 Temporisation Material.

by Dr. Andreas Syrek, Munich, Germany

 

Posterior all-ceramic Lava™ Bridge using the impression 2-step technique

Posterior all-ceramic Lava™ Bridge using Express™ XT Penta™ Putty in combination with Express™ XT Ultra-Light Body Quick VPS Impression Material in the 2-step technique

by Dr. Gunnar Reich, Munich, Germany

Figure 1

Figure 1: Initial situation: PFM bridge with insufficient marginally sealing and underlying caries.

Figure 2

Figure 2: Prepared teeth.

Figure 3

Figure 3: Prepared teeth with retraction cords in situ (double-cord technique).

 
Figure 4

Figure 4: Filling of the impression tray with Express™ XT Penta putty VPS material from the Pentamix 3 mixing unit.

Figure 5

Figure 5: Carved primary impression.

Figure 6

Figure 6: 2-step impression with Express™ XT Ultra-Light Body Quick and Express™ XT Penta putty material.

 
Figure 7

Figure 7: Impression detail with Express™ XT Ultra-Light Body Quick and Express™ XT Penta putty material. Express™ XT Ultra-Light Body Quick material penetrates deep into the sulcus and flows in very thin layers.

Figure 8

Figure 8: Final situation: all-ceramic Lava bridge shortly after placement. Gingiva is recovering.

by Dr. Gunnar Reich, Munich, Germany

 

Studies and science

Comparison of hydrophilicity

Enlarge Contact angle comparison

Contact angle comparison

Source: 3M ESPE

The hydrophilicity of an impression material contributes to the reproduction of detail in a moist environment. The method most often used to determine the hydrophilicity of an impression material is the contact angle measurement: the lower the contact angle – the better the hydrophilicity.

Express™ XT VPS Impression Materials show the fastest decrease in contact angle and therefore outstanding hydrophilicity among all leading VPS impression materials tested.

 

Distortion-free removal from mouth and model

Enlarge Toughness values

Source: 3M ESPE

When an impression is removed from the mouth, it is exposed to two principal forces, elongation and compression. Express™ XT VPS Impression Materials have an unique ability to withstand these deformation forces.

To avoid tearing while the set impression is removed from the mouth, an impression material does not only need to have high tensile strength but also high elongation potential that allows the material to stretch. The combination of these two parameters is described as toughness. It is defined as the total amount of energy an impression material can absorb until it tears. Therefore toughness is the best measure of an impression material’s ability to withstand the forces it is exposed to – during mouth removal and when the model is fabricated – without tearing.

In comparison with different VPS wash materials, Express™ XT Light Body Standard VPS Impression Material displays high values for toughness. Clinically this means that Express™ XT impressions are less likely to tear upon removal from the mouth.

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