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3M Espe Retraction Capsule

Gingival Retraction Material

4,550.00 8,013.00

3M ESPE Retraction Capsule delivers a retraction paste that contains 15% aluminum chloride. The astringent retraction paste is placed directly into the sulcus via a patented, easy-to-use, hygienic unit-dose capsule. The capsules are compatible with most composite dispensers.


3M™ Retraction Capsule is indicated for the temporary tissue retraction of the marginal gingiva to provide a dry sulcus when the periodontium is healthy, such as:

  • Taking impressions (material-based or digital)
  • Preparation of temporary casts
  • Preparation of Class II and V fillings

Retracts tissue gently

  • A great impression—even a digital impression—starts with controlling tissue and moisture. Our capsule’s extra-fine tip delivers hemostatic paste right into the sulcus to gently retract tissue and control bleeding.

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  • Unlike gingival retraction cords that can be difficult and time-consuming to place, the 3M retraction capsule is a fast, convenient and effective solution for gingival retraction. With its extra-fine tip, the 3M retraction capsule delivers a 15% aluminum chloride astringent paste right into the sulcus, pushing the gingival tissue away from the tooth and allowing you to capture a detailed impression of the preparation margin.


  • Viscosity:Heavy Body
  • The extra fine tip fits directly into the sulcus.
  • Enables a clean, dry sulcus and robust hemostasis.
  • Hygienic unit-dose capsule.
  • Versus dental retraction cords:
  • Convenient and time-saving retraction process: Up to 50% faster.
  • Lower risk of hemorrhage.
  • Gentle on tissue for improved patient comfort.
  • Versus competing pastes:
  • Easy access into the sulcus.
  • Better interproximal access due to capsule’s extra-fine tip.
  • Compatible with most composite dispensers.


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