Even the smallest high spots measuring just a few microns can cause dysfunctions (very often TMD) in the patient and may even obstruct swallowing. The test material is subject to stringent requirements because of the occlusal proportions. The occlusal contacts often have a very small diameter which is scarcely discernible on highly polished ceramic or metal surfaces. The test material should be extremely thin to ensure and delineate the exact contour of the actual occlusal contacts. Bausch Occlusion test films meet all these requirements and are characterized by color-intense marking especially on occlusal surfaces which are hard to test. The color coating, which is only 6 µ thick, consists of wax and pigment. It also has hydrophilic components to improve the color transfer even on moist occlusal surfaces.
Bausch Arti-Fol® Occlusion films are especially suitable for representing static and dynamic occlusion in several colors. The first step is to inspect the static occlusion in red and the second step to inspect the dynamic occlusion in black. The color sequence can always be alternated. Several different colors can be used for a much more precise representation of dynamic occlusion. Bausch Arti-Fol® is available in four different colors. All films are available with double-sided color coating for the marking of antagonistic contacts.
Arti-Fol metallic 12µ
Arti-Fol®12µ metallic is a high-tech test film with distinctly improved features. This test film is made of metallic polyester film (Shimstock-film) only 12µ thick. The combination of a newly created color coating and a metallic film offers certain advantages in some applications. This film possesses excellent color transfer. High spots can easily be detected, especially on ceramic or highly polished metal surfaces. The film is antistatic and can easily be applied even without using forceps. It is also extremely tear-resistant and ideal for resilience testing. In contrast to the conventional Shimstock film this Arti-Fol®metallic marks the respective high spot precisely. Since the back of the film is metallic, it is obvious which side is color coated and which is not. Arti-Fol® metallic is tear-resistant and only 12µ thick. It is therefore ideal for checking approximal contact points when fixing dental bridges and crowns. This test film can easily be applied using the Arti- Fol®forceps BK 145 for interproximal contacts. Arti-Fol®metallic comes in four different colors.
In addition to Arti-Fol® metallic, the conventional Shimstock film without color coating is also available in widths of 8 mm and 16 mm.
Bausch Gnatho-Film has been developed to meet the needs of some dental practitioners for a soft and flexible occlusal film.
The characteristics of Gnatho-Film are:
• ultra-thin 16µ polyethylene
• 6 µ soft color-coating consisting of waxes with hydrophilic components
• extremely tear resistant
This unique film adapts perfectly to the individual conditions of the respective occlusal surface. The flexibility of polyethylene as well as the soft color-coating enable precise checking of the actual contact points.