Dr. DiTolla’s Clinical Tips – LuxaBite® Bite Registration Material
Chairside Magazine: Volume 7, Issue 3
LuxaBite® Bite Registration Material
For me, the harder bite registration is, the better. I used to watch my dad use wax material for bites, and I was amazed how easily it could distort, especially once you threw it in a case pan with a couple of stone models. In dental school we used Aluwax™ (Aluwax Dental Products Company; Allendale, Mich.), and I was always worried that I was going to somehow distort it while handling it and would have to get the patient to come back for a redo. When Blu-Mousse® (Parkell Inc.; Edgewood, N.Y.) came out, it was a huge step in the right direction and polyvinyl siloxanes became the de facto standard for bite registrations. We only see about 15 percent of our crown & bridge cases coming in with wax bites these days, even though it still seems to be the standard for partial denture cases. Today, LuxaBite® is my bite material of choice because as a bis-acryl material it has a higher degree of stiffness and accuracy than any other material on the market. It also offers little to no resistance to biting when placed on the prep and the patient closes into it. If you are familiar with Luxatemp, then you are essentially familiar with LuxaBite because they are both bis-acryl materials. There simply is not a more accurate way to take a bite today.