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Honigum & Honigum Pro
Are Honigum & Honigum Pro Impression material a polyether or a polyvinyl?
Honigum is closer to that of a polyvinyl impression material, but it is a completely new chemistry based on a microcrystalline wax matrix, which dramatically improves the reproduction of detail in dental impressions. Though Honigum does contain silicone materials similar to other materials, the chemistry is significantly different from any other material available today.
What is new about Honigum Pro?
In Honigum Pro, the rheological qualities, stability AND flowability, have been improved again for detailed reproduction and comfort during the treatment process.The user-friendliness of the Snap-Set has also been improved in Honigum Pro (flexible tray inser-tion time, flow properties are retained over a longer period for detailed impression, setting time has been accelerated and micro movements have less of a negative effect). The excellent tough-ness guarantees safe removal of the precise impression from the patient’s mouth, without tearing. The hydrophilicity of the set material has been improved. Good for dental technicians and for per-fection of the final restoration.
What is meant by Honigum’s breakpoint?
When Honigum is inserted into the mouth and pressure is exerted on the material it “breaks” or lowers its viscosity to better conform to the critical areas of the impression. This ability to become more liquid under pressure greatly improves Honigum’s ability to reproduce extremely fine detail in the impression.
Do Honigum & Honigum Pro run?
No. Try placing a small quantity of Honigum Light Body material on your fingertip. It’s fluffy, non-runny and mousse-like in texture. Now, hold it upside down. It doesn’t move, run, drip or slump. Squeeze your finger and thumb together (thus putting pressure on the Honigum) and feel it liquefy in your fingers. Now, quickly pull your fingers apart and see that the material immediately returns to its mousse-like consistency. Nothing else you’ve ever used behaves like this.
Do I need to buy a Mixstar Dispensing machine to use Honigum or Honigum Pro?
No, not necessarily. Though a dispensing machine is required to use these cartridges and we do recommend the MixStar Dispensing machine. We cannot guarantee the product’s compatibility in other mixing machines.
Do I need a particular tray adhesive for Honigum?
Yes. VPS vinyl polisiloxane only.
Are Honigum & Honigum & Honigum Pro hydrophilic?
Yes. The well-balanced hydrophilicity of Honigum Pro combined with the outstanding rheologically active matrix enables optimal material flow into subgingival areas.
How do Honigum & Hongim Pro come packaged?
The Heavy Body and Monophase (medium body) materials come packaged in MixStar cartridges and traditional automix cartridges. There are no sausage bags to cut. The Honigum material is in a bag less disposable cartridge. The Light Body material comes packaged in convenient 25ml and 50ml cartridges.
What products are featured in the Honigum & Honigum Pro portfolio?
The Honigum portfolio includes all consistencies available on the market from light-bodied to heavy- bodied to kneadable materials. The introduction of the putty consistencies in the economical hand-mix variant and the 380 ml MixStar cartridge rounds up the Honigum family which is now tailored to all dental office requirements.
Are Honigum & Honigum Pro suited for implant impressions as well?
Yes, both are. Heavy Body is especially well-suited for implant impressions since the material reaches a very high final hardness thus facilitating optimal fixation of the impression posts and preventing torsions. In addition, thanks to its rheologically active matrix, under light pressure Heavy Body exhibits excellent flow characteristics and surrounds implant posts well to provide an exact reproduction of the overall oral situation. For patients with a weakened periodontium Mono (medium body) can be used alternatively.
What is special about Honigum Pro MixStar Putty?
Honigum Pro MixStar Putty is the first putty material in the MixStar cartridge. In the tray it is kneadable like a hand-mix material, it exhibits optimal resistance when positioned and excellent hardening properties from the time the material is mixed. With a Shore A hardness of 66 it is well-suited for both correction technique and the double-mixing technique.
Which product can be recommended to dentists who consider Honigum Heavy as too hard?
In this case, the dentist should use Honigum Mono or Honigum Light. If possible, the double mixing technique should be used since correction impressions may be prone to bubble formation in the impression or on the model. Honigum Mono was essentially developed as a monophase impression material and yields best results with this technique.
Can Honigum & Honigum Pro be combined with VPS materials from other manufacturers?
The products in the Honigum family are a perfectly coordinated system and should therefore be combined to obtain flawless impression results. If products of other manufacturers are to be used with Honigum the different setting times must be observed. A combination of Honigum with condensation curing silicones or polyethers is not possible.
How many full arch impression trays can I get from a 380ml cartridge of Honigum & Honigum Pro?
How do I disinfect Honigum & Honigum Pro?
The most effective technique is emersion of the impression in a glutaraldehyde- based disinfecting solution. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
How long I do have to pour models with a Honigum impression?
Up to 2 weeks.
How do I avoid air bubble entrapments?
Remember to keep the mixing tip immersed in the material while dispensing. That goes for dispensing the light body onto the tooth or dispensing heavy body into the tray.
Is there a recommended technique for tray insertion to help prevent distortion?
Yes, vertical insertion. Straight up and down. Have patient open wide. No rocking of the tray.
For which applications is StatusBlue indicated?
For all impressions required for fabricating provisionals, for situation impressions, opposing jaw models, and for impressions for fabricating vacuum formed templates.
What are the advantages of StatusBlue versus alginates?
StatusBlue is an automix material, which means it eliminates the time-consuming hand-mixing required for alginates. Impressions taken with StatusBlue can be stored for long periods of time and poured repeatedly. Plus, the smooth quality of the material eliminates the need for retakes.
Which impression tray should be used with StatusBlue?
For StatusBlue applications non-perforated impression trays are recommended (e. g. Borderlock tray from Clan).
What application forms of StatusBlue are available?
Other than alginates, StatusBlue can be mixed fully automatically. It is available in the 50ml Automix cartridge and the 380ml MixStar cartridge.
How many impressions can be taken with the MixStar cartridge and the Automix cartridge?
The Automix cartridge contains enough material for 1-2 impressions, and with the MixStar cartridge approximal 10-12 impressions can be taken.
What chemical composition is StatusBlue comprised of?
StatusBlue a VPS based alginate alternative impression material.