Dear Dr. DiTolla,
I am a doctor in Richmond, Va., who uses Glidewell. One of the technicians told me you are the in-house doctor. I am having a BioTemps® Provisional (Glidewell Laboratories; Newport Beach, Calif.) fabricated. I’ve only ever used Jet brand acrylic (Lang Dental; Wheeling, Ill.) to reline BioTemps. The technician told me you use Luxatemp® Ultra (DMG America; Englewood, N.J.) to reline your BioTemps. I was hoping you could give a quick reply regarding your use of Luxatemp. Am I correct in assuming there is not really a chemical bond, but that you just make mechanical undercuts? I think Protemp™ Plus (3M™ ESPE™; St. Paul, Minn.), which I also use, is a similar material that could be used to reline the BioTemps as well. Jet acrylic works predictably, but of course I certainly don’t love the powder-liquid mess.
– John D. Buhler, DDS