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 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 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. All films are available with double-sided color coating for the marking of antagonistic contacts.
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 Dentech-Y film holder (BK 140) to facilitate handling. This holder is designed such that the supporting pin 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.