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I have it—you want it! V-Posil suite of materials

Aug. 31, 2022
Dr. Howard Glazer reviews a promising new product or material to hit the dental industry. In this installment, learn more about the V-Posil suite of materials from Voco.

I am big fan of fast-acting vinyl polysiloxane impression (VPS) materials with exacting detail, and Voco’s V-Posil materials, with a variety of viscosities, meet my criteria for accurate, fast, and easy impressions.

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When using a putty-wash technique, I will use the V-Posil Putty Fast in combination with the V-Posil X-Light for an accurate full-arch pick-up of prepared teeth. With both materials, there is a 2-minute working time and a 2-minute setting time activated once placed in the patient’s mouth (thermally activated). There is a snap-set (although still easily removed from the patient’s mouth), which minimizes distortion, and since it has a very low contact angle, it acts like a polyether’s hydrophilic capability of taking impressions in the presence of crevicular fluids such as blood and saliva to yield a highly accurate impression. V-Posil materials have excellent tear strength and elastic recovery to ensure dimensional stability. The Putty Fast is hand-mixed and the Heavy Soft Fast is available as an automix bulk cartridge. Whether for full-arch impressions for crown and bridge, implants, partial denture prostheses, or even orthodontic aligner therapy, the putty-wash technique is made simpler by using V-Posil materials.

Editor’s note: This article appeared in the August 2022 print edition of Dental Economics magazine. Dentists in North America are eligible for a complimentary print subscription. Sign up here.
About the Author

Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD

Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD, is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, American Society for Dental Aesthetics, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. He is an attending dentist at the Englewood Hospital in Englewood, New Jersey, and the deputy chief forensic dental consultant to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York. For the past several years, Dr. Glazer was named one of the top dentists in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly, 201 Magazine, and Bergen Magazine. He lectures nationally and internationally on the subjects of dental materials, cosmetic dentistry, forensic dentistry, and patient management. Additionally, Dr. Glazer is a frequent author of dental articles and has been published worldwide. For 14 years he wrote a column, “What’s Hot and What’s Getting Hotter!” in AGD Impact. He currently writes the column “I have it—You want it!” in Dental Economics. Dr. Glazer maintains a general practice in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Read Dr. Glazer's DE Editorial Advisory Board profile here. 

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