“In my early days of dentistry when I was making my methyl-methacrylate provisionals as single units, they’d do pretty good, but if that patient bit into something too hard, you’d better believe that thing would fracture or break and they would be right back into my office to see me,” Dr. Fischer recalls.

“And don’t even get me started on bridges. Those would break way too easily. So naturally, we wanted a provisional resin that was tough, but not brittle. It needed to flex and bend quite a bit before it would break. That is what led our fabulous research and development team to bringing ExperTemp™, Ultradent’s temporary crown and bridge material, to the market,” he says.

ExperTemp is a bis-acryl composite provisional material used to fabricate temporary crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays as well as long-term temporaries. The 10:1 self-cured chemistry is easy to work with and provides exceptional strength, flexibility, and abrasion resistance. Superior performance combined with a natural esthetic make ExperTemp the material of choice for temporization.

“Expertemp leads the market as the highest flexural toughness material available. It’s more resistant than other materials to impact fracture—which would usually break the single units I mentioned earlier. That is number one reason that I love this material,” says Dr. Fischer.

“They used to tell us in dental school,” he remembers with a chuckle, “‘don’t make those temporaries look too good…the patient will never come back for the permanents!’ That doesn’t fly in today’s market! Today, provisionals have to look gorgeous, and Expertemp has some great translucency and shade possibilities, especially when used with ClearTemp® LC, our provisional, light-cured temporary cement, which can be removed completely thanks to its fluorescing properties. It gives the patient a totally sealed provisional that’s extremely esthetic and modern. The perfect combination!”

To learn more about ExperTemp or ClearTemp LC, visit ultradent.com