NoCord™ VPS Introductory Trial Kit
NoCord™ VPS is a unique impressioning system that makes impression taking easier, more predictable and more assured.
The NoCord™ VPS Introductory Kit is a revolutionary one step, self-retracting, impressioning system designed specifically for the wash and tray technique. It consists of the Centrix NoCord™ Wash and NoCord™ MegaBody™ Tray Materials which together produce highly accurate dental impressions without the need for retraction cords and pastes.
NoCord Wash and NoCord MegaBody Tray Materials are addition-reaction silicone-based elastomeric materials, or vinyl polysiloxane (VPS) impression materials, offering excellent physical and dimensional properties as well as providing high accuracy and stability.
Without a separate retraction procedure, NoCord Wash and MegaBody Tray Materials have been specially formulated to work together as a system and should always be used together to obtain the best, final impression results.
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One-Step, Self-Retracting Impressioning System
NoCord VPS is the first major advance in impression materials. It is the only all-in-one system that retracts gingiva, controls bleeding and delivers an accurate, final impression. The result: a perfect fitting restoration with no adjustment needed!
What is NoCord™ VPS One-Step, Self-Retracting Impressioning System?
NoCord VPS is a unique impressioning system that makes impression taking easier, more predictable and assured. It’s designed to take impressions without separate gingival retraction and hemostatic control steps.
What makes NoCord VPS system unique compared to other VPS impression materials?
Our revolutionary NoCord Wash Material retracts the gingiva, stops fluid flow and controls bleeding therefore eliminating time and costs of packing cord and applying hemostatic agents. NoCord Wash contains 15% alum to constrict capillary oozing, control bleeding and and pushes gently displacing the soft tissue from the around the tooth, creating space for the wash to flow and capture all margins. When NoCord Wash Material is used with our NoCord MegaBody Tray Material, it drives the wash into the sulcus and pushes the tissue. The combination of both provides a clear final impression.
What technique should be used with NoCord VPS system?
There’s no need to learn a new procedure, simply use your traditional wash and tray technique.
What is included in the NoCord VPS system?
NoCord VPS system consists of the NoCord Wash and NoCord MegaBody Tray Materials and all the needed accessories, including Centrix’s 3.n.One™ Impression Dual Arch Trays, SuperMixer™ high-efficiency less waste mixing nozzles, and tips.
What steps does NoCord VPS System eliminate in a wash and tray technique?
NoCord VPS system is designed to take impressions without separate gingival retraction and hemostatic control steps.
Can NoCord Wash Material be used with other tray material?
No. NoCord Wash and NoCord MegaBody Tray Material have been specially formulated to work together as a system and should always be used together. If used separately, one will not get the unique benefits of the NoCord VPS system.
Can NoCord MegaBody Tray Material be used with other wash material?
No. If NoCord MegaBody Tray Material is used with other wash materials, it will not deliver the bleeding and fluids control of the NoCord VPS System, since only NoCord Wash Material contains its unique hemostatic and retraction paste formulation.
How much time does NoCord VPS save me in a wash and tray technique?
You can save approximately at least 3 minutes or more per restorative procedure, depending on whether you use retraction (save more time) or retraction pastes.
What clinical or patient cases can NoCord VPS system be used in?
NoCord VPS system can be used for temporary or permanent crowns or bridges, implants, veneers, aligners, denture cases and anywhere you would use VPS impression materials.
What materials should NoCord VPS not come in contact with to affect product and procedure performance?
NoCord VPS Materials (NoCord Wash & NoCord MegaBody Tray Materials) and all VPS impression materials should not come in contact with sources of sulfur (latex gloves, ferric sulfate solutions, etc.) as setting may be affected.
- Bleed each cartridge prior to attaching SuperMixer TM nozzle to insure proper mix of both materials.
- Prepare tooth as usual. Dry prep with dressing or air syringe.
- Fill impression tray with NoCord MegaBody Tray Material. A walled dual or full arch tray is recommended.
- Syringe copious amounts of NoCord Wash Material into the gingival sulcus and around the prep and adjacent teeth.
- We recommend use of 'time check beads' to verify full set. Express a small bead of Wash and Tray material. Start timer when you first express either material.
- Seat Mega Body Tray Material over the unset NoCord VPS Wash Material. Have patient bite firmly or hold in place with light pressure until material is set.
- If using 'time check beads', touch material to verify full set. Remove from mouth at 4:45 minutes.
- Check impression. Fabricate final restoration. Easy, accurate impressions!
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