Dr. DiTolla's Clinical Tips – Luxatemp® Ultra

May 8, 2012
Luxatemp® Ultra

Luxatemp® Ultra

DMG America
Englewood, N.J.

Has it really been two decades since Luxatemp® was introduced? Much like when your oldest child turns 21, this is one of those times when you ask, “Where did the time go?” Maybe it’s because Luxatemp has been my only chairside temporary material for 20 years, except when using BioTemps® Provisionals. In the past, I hated not being able to reline BioTemps with Luxatemp, due to its quick-setting reaction. It was the only time I would have to break out the stinky methyl methacrylate. The new Luxatemp Ultra has an elastic phase, so you can pump the BioTemps up and down on the preps to ensure they don’t get stuck in an undercut. Now, after being my longtime chairside temporary material of choice, Luxatemp’s newest formulation has become my BioTemps reline material of choice as well.