For many years now, the name Luxatemp has been associated internationally with precision-fit temporary crowns and bridges. With the new Luxatemp Star, DMG has made the best even better*! Luxatemp Star boasts new top values in flexural strength and break resistance and improved initial hardness, making the temporaries more stable than ever before. The dauntless bite into a candied apple is no longer a toughness test, neither for the material nor for the relationship between the dentist and the patient. And, of course, something that lasts should also look good for the duration. The extraordinary long-term color stability of Luxatemp Star offers a guarantee you can rely on. Additional benefits in practical use: The material reaches its final hardness even more rapidly. The benefits that have long been associated with Luxatemp have, of course, all been retained: top esthetics and excellent working properties. DMG offers further top-class products related to temporary restorations to supplement Luxatemp Star – from high-gloss varnish to cement.
* Reality now, October 2011, number 228, p.1. ** Luxatemp Star is sold in the U.S. as »Luxatemp Ultra« and was tested under that name by Reality.
Luxatemp temporaries last longer. This is because emphasis was placed on the aspect of mechanical stability during development. In addition to an improved initial hardness, Luxatemp Star has new top values with regard to break resistance and flexural strength, providing greater stability and a longer shelf life. The flexural strength in particular determines the point at which the material gives way and breaks. Ultimately, this is what the success of a restoration is measured by, because minor deviations can be critical, particularly in the case of two-unit and multi-unit temporaries.
As its predecessor Luxatemp-Fluorescence, Luxatemp Star also impresses esthetically. The material’s fluorescence is similar to that of a natural tooth. 6 different shades give a dentist plenty of rope to create a harmonious, natural overall picture. Especially beautiful: the good impression lasts. Luxatemp Star’s excellent color stability gives even long-term temporaries a lastingly attractive appearance.
Temporaries must fit – immediately and precisely, without lengthy grinding and correction. Luxatemp Star offers a perfect fit that is dependable. The superior material properties are the key to this precision: optimum flow behavior while taking the impression, shrinkage that has been reduced to an absolute minimum, low water sorption – that's what it takes to produce exact results. And the practical Automix and Smartmixsystems simplify the mixing and the application process.
Perfect when everything comes together like that.
*Measurements: Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Dr. Ulrich Lohbauer (associate professor), Fatigue behavior of three temporary crown and bridge materials, 2010. Initial values after 2 weeks storage in dry and dark conditions. ** DMG internal measurements, stored in water for 28 days at 60 °C.
This outstanding material impresses with excellent flexural strength and break resistance and is well-suited for long-term temporaries as well. Besides Luxatemp Star, DMG offers the tried and tested Luxatemp-Automix Plus and Luxatemp-Solar, a dual-curing variant with a long rubber-elastic phase particularly applicative for multi-part restorations.
A fluid, light-curing composite specifically developed for temporary restoration add-ons and repairs. Also well-suited for smaller fillings and underfillings.
A light-curing composite for temporary restorations of inlay preparations and temporary closures of implant screw access canals. Luxatemp-Inlay combines the advantages of elasticity and easy removal in one piece.
The eugenol-free temporary luting cement with its thin film thickness is well-suited for all applications, regardless of whether the definitive luting is conventional or adhesive.
Light-curing one-component varnish that gives the temporary a natural shine and helps reducing plaque formation.
The most time-saving thermoplastic impression polymer: The tablets are simply warmed in warm water and formed around the teeth to be restored.
|Physical values (int. measurement)||Luxatemp Star|
|Insertion in the mouth [min] Removal from the mouth [min] End of curing [min]||0:45 1:30–2:30 5:00|
|Compressive strength after 24 h [MPa] Flexural strength after 24 h [MPa] Diam. Tensile strength after 24 h [MPa]||376 125 52|
|Barcol hardness after 24 h||48|
|Water sorption [μg/mm3]||10|