Press Technology 

Lab-proven[1].   Future-proof.

Our tried-and-tested press technique has been proven over years of clinical experience[1], helping to create excellent fit, function[2] and aesthetics in permanent restorations.

1. Design & Modelling: Easy and precise

The high-precision 3D printer
PrograPrint PR5
is specifically designed for high-definition precision 3D printing of dental applications and can print multiple wax objects in one job.
• High-precision results with smooth surfaces due to specially developed components
• Straightforward handling thanks to the innovative cartridge system, automatic material recognition and an intuitive user interface 
• Cost-efficient wax objects that burn out without residue can be printed using ProArt Print Wax.
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2. Ingot selection: It’s a match!

Shade design in five easy steps
IPS e.max Shade Navigation App
finds the correct shade and level of translucency for all IPS e.max restorations and is available for Android or iOS smartphones and tablets.
• Optimum match in five steps: Enter the tooth shade, indication, die shade, layer thickness and material to get a suitable recommendation.
• Fast ingot selection
• Enhanced cooperation with dentist
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3. Investing: More flexibility. Faster results

Universal investment material for press ceramic materials
IPS PressVest Premium
is a universal investment material for press ceramic materials.
• Facilitated divestment and removal of the reaction layer for smooth and homogenous surfaces
• One material suitable for speed heating procedures and conventional heating methods
• Faster fitting and finishing
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4. Material selection: One material. Endless possibilities

The original lithium disilicate press ceramic [3]
IPS e.max Press
is the lithium disilicate glass-ceramic ingot for final restorations.
• Tremendous flexibility and versatility for efficient fabrication of high-strength restorations [4] 
• True-to-nature aesthetics
• Minimally invasive, adhesively cemented crowns with a layer thickness of at least 1 mm [5]
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5. Pressing: Highly innovative. Superior technology.

The intelligent press and ceramic furnace
Programat EP 5010 G2
is our reliable press furnace equipped with impressive innovative features.
• Fully automatic press function can increase process reliability
• Up to 20% faster high-quality press results with infrared technology
• QTK2 muffle technology with SiC bottom reflector for high-quality press results
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6. Veneering: Impressive aesthetics. Innovative technique.

The natural veneering ceramic
IPS e.max Ceram
is the ceramic to veneer all substructures made of IPS e.max materials.
• Optimum modelling properties for easy handling
• One layering ceramic for both lithium-disilicate and zirconium oxide substructures
• Consistent layering scheme
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7. Staining & Glazing: Optimal firing behaviour. Perfect results.

For life-like restorations
IPS Ivocolor
is a universal range of stain and glaze materials that enables restorations of consistently high quality and aesthetics
• Designed for characterization and glazing of IPS e.max restorations.
• Universal shading and glazing system with wide-ranging colour palette and two types of glaze
• High gloss at firing temperatures as low as 710°C
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8. Firing: Effortless efficiency. Intelligent technique.

The innovative ceramic furnace
Programat P710 G2
is our innovative ceramic furnace that can do more than just fire.
• Intelligent infrared technology helps create high-quality reproducible firing results
• Automatic double-range temperature calibration (ATK2) ensures high firing precision
• QTK2 muffle technology with SiC bottom reflector ensures even temperature distribution and leads to optimum firing results
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9. Place: Invisible cementation. User-friendly application.

The aesthetic luting composite – amazingly simple aesthetics
Variolink Esthetic DC
is a light- and dual-curing luting composite for the permanent cementation of demanding ceramic and composite restorations.
• Exceptional aesthetics with balanced shade system, natural fluorescence and high long-term shade stability
• User-friendly processing with controlled excess removal and flexible consistency
• Optimal bond together with Adhese Universal and Monobond Etch & Prime – for your clinical success
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10. Care: Effective germ control [6]

is a unique varnish which contains the effective combination of the active ingredients chlorhexidine and thymol.
Cervitec Plus
is a unique protective varnish that helps keep restorations in good condition. [6-8]
• Lowers the number of bacteria on high quality restorations 
• Helps control the caries risk and gingivitis [6,7] 
• Easy application [8] 
• Transparent and colorless for optimum aesthetics 
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The range of available products may vary from country to country.

[1] Malament K A et al., J Prosthet Dent, 2021, 126, p. 533-545.
[2] Guess P C et al., J Dent, 2014, 42, p. 199-209
[3] Schweiger et al. Europäisches Patent 0827941 B1, 1997. Europäisches Patentamt 
Schweiger et al. U.S. Patent No. 6606884 B2, 2003. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
[4] Schweiger M, Biaxial flexural strength of IPS e.max lithium disilicate products, Test Report, Ivoclar Vivadent, 2016.
[5] Völkel T et al., IPS e.max CAD und Press 1.0 mm Krone, Memo, Ivoclar Vivadent, 2018.
[6] Flamee S et al., Eur. Arch. Paediatr. Dent. 2015, 16, p. 449-454. 
[7] Baygin O et al., Med. Oral Patol. Oral Cir. Bucal 2013, 18, e362-370. 
[8] Weigand C et al., J. Dent. Res., 2007, 86 Spec Issue B, Abstract #0154.