Using Impregum for Dental Imprints

Watch Dental Video about Impregum

Impregum is an impression material used in dentistry.

Due to its hydrophilic features (with hydrophilic meaning “water compatible/attracting/loving”) Impregum is one of the most precise and accurate impression materials in dentistry. With the help of Impregum, the dentist is able to obtain a very accurate negative copy of your teeth, an important prerequisite for your denture. Impregum is made up of two phases:  The hardening process only gets initiated when mixing the two Impregum phases. In the picture you see the refill cartridges for a specific mixing machine known as Pentamix. Pentamix is a mixing machine for Impregum.

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In the video "Impregum" you see how the dentist is putting a layer of Impregum on an invisible spoon. The two phases are homogeneously mixed by the Pentamix machine and distributed evenly. Homogeneous mixing is crucial. It is the only way for the technician to get accurate impressions. Impregum can be mixed by hand; however, this will never be as thorough a method as the Pentamix machine.

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