Bausch Occlusion test films are thin, tear-resistant and characterized by color-intense marking especially on occlusal surfaces which are hard to test.
Soft Occlusal Film 16μ
Bausch Gnatho-Film Soft Occlusal Film 16 Microns
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.
Articulating Film Metallic 12μ
12 Microns Arti-Fol Metallic Shimstock-Film
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 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 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. 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, conventional Shimstock film without color coating is also available in widths of 8 mm and 16 mm.
The unique combination of a high-tech metal foil (Shimstock foil 12μ) and a two-sided color coating with micro-fine ground color pigments enables clear visible marking of all occlusal contact points. Arti-Fol® metallic BK 28 also precisely marks moist occlusal surfaces. It is thus universally applicable for all materials such as metal, ceramics and plastics, including composites and natural teeth.
The material enables efficient grinding in, even with occlusal splints (bruxism). The centric and eccentric are clearly indicated on the bite aid. The centric and eccentric can be shown consecutively with only one foil because of the two different colors.
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Articulating Film Ultra-Thin 8μ
Bausch Arti-Fol Articulating Film Ultra-Thin 8 Microns
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. The test material should be tear-resistant when testing eccentric movement as well as resilience. Bausch occlusion test films meet all these requirements and are characterized by colorintense 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 test films are especially suitable for representing static and dynamic occlusion in different colors. The first step is to inspect the concentric contact (static occlusion) in red and the second step to inspect the eccentric contacts (dynamic occlusion) in black. The color sequence can always be alternated. Several different colors can be used for a much more precise reprensentation of dynamic occlusion. Bausch Arti-Fol® is available in five different colors.
In addition to the 22 mm wide occlusion test films, all colors in our product range are also available in a width of 75 mm. The wide films are used mainly in the laboratory. The full dental arch can thus be tested easily. Control of the overall occlusal surface is essential especially when adjusting full dentures and bite guards. We offer our special Y-Holder (BK 140) to facilitate handling. This holder is designed so that the supporting pin of the articulator passes the holder. Like the 22 mm-wide films, the 75 mm-wide films are available in five different shades. The dental technician can use different colors for different purposes. Thus with fully adjustable articulators, precise protrusion, laterotrusion, retrusion as well as stop and balancing contacts can be presented in different colors. The 75 mm wide films are also available with double-sided color coating in order to mark antagonistic contacts.
A white occlusion film specially designed for colored modeling waxes is also available. White contact spots stand out well on dark backgrounds, especially on blue or grey modeling wax. This film also marks effectively on polished metal surfaces.