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Luxatemp Ultra, Luxatemp Plus, Luxatemp Fluorescence, Luxatemp Solar
Does acrylic bond to Luxatemp?
Yes, acrylic bonds to Luxatemp. Ensure surface is clean. Lightly abrade the pertinent spot on the restoration with a cutter or sandblaster. Apply monomer from acrylic to Luxatemp and then add acrylic to it.
Can I add Luxatemp to an old Luxatemp temp crown or a new Luxatemp crown?
Yes, ensure the area is clean. Then lightly abrade the area of the restoration with a cutter or sandblaster. Apply a bonding agent in accordance with the directions for use and add Luxatemp.
What is the difference between Luxatemp Plus and Luxatemp Ultra? Which one do you recommend?
Luxatemp Ultra has a greater degree of flexural strength compared to Luxatemp Plus or Luxatemp Florescence. Luxatemp Ultra is recommended since it is the latest product within the Luxatemp family of products; however, product recommendation will vary depending on product being currently used and whether an issue is being experienced as well as the nature of the issue.
Does Luxatemp contain sulfites?
Luxatemp does not contain sulfur or sulfuric compounds such as sulfites.
Where does the smear layer or oxygen inhibition layer come from?
When composite material sets, a very thin layer of non-hardened acrylic is present due to the presence of atmospheric oxygen that prevents the acrylic from setting completely.
How is the smear layer or oxygen inhibition layer removed?
The smear layer can be easily removed with alcohol.
What shades are available for the Luxatemp family of products?
- Luxatemp Ultra: A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1 and Bleach Light
- Luxatemp Fluorescence: A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1 and Bleach Light
- Luxatemp Plus: A1, A2, A3.5, B1 and Bleach Light
What are the delivery systems for Luxatemp?
Luxatemp is available in Automix cartridges for a 10:1 dispenser and Smartmix syringe.
How many single crowns can be produced with one 50ml cartridge?
You can make 34-38 single crowns from one cartridge.
How many three-unit bridges can be fabricated with one 50ml cartridge?
You can make 23-25 three-unit bridges from one cartridge.
How many single crowns can be produced with one 10ml Smartmix syringe?
You can make approximately 10 single crowns from one Smartmix syringe.
How many three-unit bridges can be fabricated with one 10ml Smartmix syringe?
You can make approximately 5 three-unit bridges from one Smartmix syringe.
How do you prevent the opened cartridge from drying out?
Leave the used mixing tip on the cartridge as a cap.
How much time do I have from the time the material is mixed until placement in the mouth?
When must Luxatemp Ultra be removed from the mouth?
Luxatemp Ultra should be removed during the elastic phase, i.e. 1:30-2:20 minutes after mixing Luxatemp Ultra. The time applies for intraoral application. Outside of the mouth, the time value doubles. The setting process should be monitored with a probe or with a sample of the material placed on the hand and tested for a “gummy bear” consistency.
Is Luxatemp Ultra chemically cured or light cured?
Luxatemp Ultra is chemically cured. Luxatemp Solar is light cured which is the reason for the black cartridge.
Are there any concerns when using a cement that contains eugenol?
The setting of the cement may be inhibited.
Why is Luxatemp Ultra well-tolerated by patients?
The temperature of Luxatemp Ultra during polymerization is low (approximately <40° depending on the measurement method). It also does not contain any methyl methacrylates or peroxide which minimizes the risk of an allergic reaction and prevents gum irritation.
How do I prevent air bubbles in the Luxatemp restoration?
Bubbles can be avoided by keeping the mixing tip immersed in the material preventing air from becoming trapped.
Is Luxatemp Ultra biocompatible?
Yes, Luxatemp Ultra is biocompatible because it does not contain methyl methacrylates which minimizes the risk of an allergic reaction. Additionally, the temperature of Luxatemp Ultra during polymerization is low (approximately <40° depending on the measurement method).
Does Luxatemp contain gluten?
Luxatemp does not contain gluten.
Does Luxatemp contain BPA, metal or fluoride?
Luxatemp does not contain BPA, metal or fluoride
What are the advantages of using Luxatemp Solar versus Luxatemp?
With Luxatemp Solar the elastic phase can be prolonged because final polymerization is done by light curing which makes it well-suited for multi-unit bridges.
How long can Luxatemp temporaries remain in the mouth?
Generally, long-term temporaries made with Luxatemp can remain in the mouth for roughly 6 months.
How can a temporary be repaired?
Temporaries can be repaired with LuxaFlow Ultra.