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Pro-V C&B

Pro-V C&B Evaluation

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4.6
Strong, esthetic, predictable, durable, easy to use, and a real time-saver – that sums up how our evaluator team feels about BISCO’s newest temporary crown and bridge material, Pro-V C&B. One of those dentists, Dr. Donald Jetter, said he was impressed to find a temporary material that’s esthetic as well as durable. “This product allows strong esthetic temporary crowns and bridges to be made efficiently and predictably, which is a real time saver,” he shared.

A two-component system based on a multifunctional acrylic composite, Pro-V C&B esthetic composite quickly and easily creates durable and natural-looking temporary restorations. Available in 4 shades, the material is indicated for fabrication of temporary crowns, partial crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers; for customization of prefabricated acrylic and metal crowns; and for fabrication of long-term temporary restorations.

Calling it much easier to use than his previous material, Dr. Bruce Howard praised Pro-V C&B for just about everything, including “no shrinkage, good working time, smooth finish, excellent esthetics, and good setting time.” Noting that the material saves time and effort, and thus money, Dr. Howard handed Pro-V C&B the ultimate compliment, saying, “It makes temporaries enjoyable to fabricate.”

Dispensing and Flowability
Each cartridge of Pro-V C&B esthetic composite is dispensed and mixed using a 10:1 dispensing gun with mixing tips. The material flows into the impression with great control, according to BISCO, and several dentists commented on the consistent flow. “This product seems to flow better into the impression so that there are no voids in the temporary restoration,” noted Dr. Jetter. With other temporary materials, Dr. Dana Blalock said she had occasional bubbles or voids, but Pro-V C&B had a consistent flow and texture, she reported. “By not having voids, we were not forced to fill in with flowable resin,” she explained, which saved time. Dr. Derek Draft called it “very easy to work with,” Dr. Ray Morse liked the consistency best, and Dr. Jetter suggested a shorter mixing tip to minimize wasted material. “I found the product very esthetic and easier to work with than other products,” noted Dr. Debra Ferraiolo.

Working, Setting, and Curing Time
Pro-V C&B attains an elastic consistency in the mouth 1 minute 30 seconds after the start of mixing and should be removed from the mouth by 2 minutes 30 seconds. Once mixed, the self-curing material sets within 4 minutes. Dr. Howard had enough working time to easily shape and finish a temporary crown on an upper bicuspid free-handed, shaping it with a plastic instrument after dispensing the material. Dr. Morse said the “working time of 2:15 is great,” and he was pleased with the “excellent consistent results.” Calling it a time saver, Dr. Howard determined that “making a temp is fast and fun.” Christopher Esposito, DMD, recommended a light-cure option, and Dr. David Mastrota said, “Pro-V C&B is easier for the patient, [requires] less time, and is cosmetically better.”
 
Ease of Removal, Cleanup, and Esthetics
The high flexural and compressive strength reduces the risk of fracture during removal and fitting, according to the manufacturer, and a thin smear layer makes the temporary restoration more pleasant to handle and easy to remove from the impression. “I am pleasantly surprised by the properties of BISCO’s Pro-V C&B with its superior hardness and the ease of adjustment,” remarked Dr. David Chan. Dr. Draft said it was harder and more durable than his previous material, and Dr. David Ventker said it was “fast and easy to clean up with little or no adjustments.”
 

Bruce Howard,
DMD; Lake St.
Louis, MO
“NO SHRINKAGE, GOOD WORKING TIME, SMOOTH FINISH, EXCELLENT ESTHETICS, AND GOOD SETTING TIME.”

Available in 4 shades (A1, A2, A3, & bleach), Pro-V C&B can be trimmed with minimal effort, polishes beautifully, and displays tooth-like translucency, opalescence, and natural fluorescence, according to BISCO. “It looks great and polished up nicely,” said Dr. Mastrota, and Dr. Ventker called the luster and translucency excellent. Dr. Jetter noticed that it provided better detail than a previous product, which “resulted in better esthetics for the patient.” While Dr. Chan felt that the material was a little too opaque and suggested more translucency, he determined, “This material is ideal as a long-term provisional and has a very thin oxygeninhibited layer providing a natural shine with minimal polishing.”

Overall Satisfaction
“I have used the same material for temporaries for many decades and thought I was pleased until we used this,” shared Dr. Ventker, who said he is planning to purchase Pro-V C&B esthetic composite in the future. Almost all the evaluators said they would purchase the product and everyone said they would recommend it to colleagues. After a very short learning curve, Dr. Morse and his assistant decided, “It was very good and better than what we are currently using.” Dr. Blalock summed up her experience by saying, “Not only did we like the way it handled, it is less expensive than our current provisional material. We are ordering some this week.”
takeaways
Flows ideally into the impression with great control
High compressive and flexural strengths result in durable temporary restorations that fracture less frequently during removal and fitting
Once mixed, Pro-V C&B sets within 4 minutes
Tooth-like translucency, opalescence, and natural fluorescence
Self-curing material available in 4 shades (A1, A2, A3, bleach), polishes beautifully, and can be trimmed with minimal effort

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Pro-V C&B
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