Initial Lustre Pastes NF

3D paintable ceramics to bring depth, authenticity and gloss
Paintable ceramic

Initial Lustre Pastes NF is based on a special mix of fine ceramic particles for a 3D effect

Time saving

No need for complex layering or extra firing cycles to create lifelike restorations

(White & red) Aesthetic

Available in V-shades and gum shades to obtain unsurpassed vitality

Initial Spectrum Stains

2D staining effect to create glossy surface while conserving the texture
Stain & glaze

For internal and external staining with reliable results: stain and gloss with a very fine 2D end result

Adaptable consistency

Adaptable to the user’s preferred consistency: either more liquid or as a paste

Aesthetic

Detailed characterization for
glossy surfaces

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Step-by-step

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Indications Initial Lustre Pastes

With Initial Lustre Pastes you can easily create white and red aesthetics.
Lustre Pastes NF V-shades offer 4 body shades to achieve natural V-shades in the easiest way and 11 effect shades to further characterize the restorations changing the brightness, colour and value of the restoration. And 1 neutral shade to just add gloss. From complex layering to monolithical restorations.

With Lustre Pastes Gum a lifelike transition from the crown margin to the gingiva can be easily obtained. Available in 9 shades that are based on a thoughtful selection of non-fluorescent, pink coloured ceramic particles.

Compatible to a wide CTE-range.

Indications Initial Spectrum Stains

The stains and glaze are developed for the external staining and glazing of tooth-coloured ceramic materials and internal individualization of layering ceramics.

Compatible to a wide CTE-range.

Possibilities Initial Lustre Pastes

Modification of restorations

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Finishing monolithical restorations, fast and easy V-shades reproduction

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Combined with layering technique

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Creation of gum shades

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Frame modification and connection firing

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Possibilities Initial Spectrum Stains

Internal staining

External staining

Supportive material

Colour overview

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Initial Lustre Pastes Gum-shades technical manual

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Initial Lustre Pastes V-shades technical manual

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Initial Technique Guide

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Initial Spectrum Stains technical manual

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Leaflet

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FAQ Initial Lustre Pastes

Can Initial Lustre Pastes and Initial Spectrum Stains be used together?

Yes, they can be mixed with moderation to intensify the Lustre Pastes NF. Mix the required amount of stain powder with the Lustre Pastes NF Dilution Liquid and mix it with the required Lustre Pastes NF or directly mix the stain powders. Initial Lustre Pastes and Spectrum Stains are compatible products.

Can I apply more than one layer of Lustre Pastes NF?

Yes, you can do further firings, keeping the same firing temperature.

I have finished my veneered crown (MC/Zr-FS/LiSi/Ti/LF) and I want to use the Lustre Pastes NF without losing the surface texture of the prepared crown?

You can easily dilute the Lustre Pastes to have the optimal consistency in order not to lose the surface texture and still have a nicely coloured and shiny crown, just apply a thin layer.

Do I have to throw away a shade when it is dried out?

No, you can add Refreshing Liquid till you reach the optimal consistency again.

FAQ Initial Spectrum Stains

Can Initial Lustre Pastes and Initial Spectrum Stains be used together?

Yes, the can be mixed with moderation to intensify the Lustre Pastes NF. Mix the required amount of stain powder with the Lustre Pastes NF Dilution Liquid and mix it with the required Lustre Pastes NF or directly mix the stain powders. Initial Lustre Pastes and Spectrum Stains are compatible products.

On which type of ceramic can the Initial Spectrum Stains be used?

For staining & glazing the Initial Spectrum Stains can be used on:

    • GC Initial MC, GC Initial Zr-FS, GC Initial LiSi, GC Initial Ti, GC Initial LF, GC LiSi Press, GC Initial PC
    • GC Initial Zr Disk
    • GC Initial LRF Block

For individualization of layering materials the GC Initial Spectrum Stains can be used on:

    • GC Initial MS, GC Initial Zr-FS, GC Initial LiSi, GC Initial Ti, GC Initial LF

Layering materials can be individually toned using the Spectrum Stains. When mixed into dentin, enamel, transparent powders it is advised to use small amounts. To assure the right mixing ratie we advise to created a small firing sample.

  • When used during build-up on an unfired ceramic small amounts can be added.
  • When mixing layering material an stains use the recommended Modelling Liquid not the Initial Spectrum Stain Liquid
  • Always consult the firing parameters of the dedicated layering materials.

Can I apply more than one layer of Initial Spectrum Stains?

Yes, you can do further firings, keeping the same firing temperatures.

Does the used consistency (liquid or paste) effect the result?

The used consistency doesn’t affect the result. The two consistencies have been created to make working with the product as convenient as possible.

Testimonials Initial Lustre Pastes & Initial Spectrum Stains

Initial Spectrum Stains are ideal for closing the interdental spaces during the second firing. Due to the lower melting point, the material behaves similar to a solder and optimally adapts to the shapes of the approximal spaces.

MDT. Manfred Rochelt

Thanks to Initial Lustre Pastes and Initial Spectrum Stains our restorations are fully integrated even after several firings until we achieve our desired color.
This technique is the best one on atrophic maxilla cases or when a big soft tissue recession happened. Once we got the right “white” aesthetic we can then work on the “red” aesthetic without being afraid that the further firings will modify the already obtained white aesthetic.

MDT. Joaquín Garcia

For many years I have had consistent and beautiful results using Initial Lustre pastes on my ceramic works and now with the addition of Spectrum Stains my colour palette is spectacular.

MDT. Mark Bladen

Initial Spectrum Stains is ideal for reproduction of natural vivid appearance in all my restorations
Initial Lustre Pastes are the solution to push my monolithic restorations to a lifelike three-dimensional level.

MDT. Stefan Roozen

With Initial Lustre Pastes NF & Spectrum Stains I can achieve any shade I want while maintaining a wonderful surface texture. I could call them my liquid ceramics.

MDT. Fotis Megas

Initial Spectrum Stains are exactly what I expected from GC. It is ideal for superficial coloring but especially for internal characterization. These powders are ideal for precise and intense features. Given its low melting temperature and its very reduced grain size, it makes it very efficient to blend large surfaces.

MDT. Giuseppe Voce

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