Celebrating 30 years of the press technology: a 30-year success story.
The visionary idea of pressing all-ceramic restorations became a reality in 1991 when we introduced a pioneering new method of fabricating dental restorations: the ceramic pressing technology. Today, many years later, this breakthrough technology in esthetic dentistry is still considered to be a proven and future-proof manufacturing method.
Stand a chance to win!
You could win an ultra-modern, smart Programat press and ceramic furnace as well as additional exclusive prizes for your laboratory!
1st Prize: The latest generation Programat EP 5010 G2 Press and ceramic furnace
2nd & 3rd Prize: A course conducted by one of our Opinion Leaders in your own laboratory
4th Prize: An ICDE course
5th & 6th Prize: An attractive selection of materials
Our press technology is characterized by superb esthetics, utmost precision and exceptional efficiency. The system is future-proof and the go-to solution for dentists and dental technicians around the world - now and in the future.
Pressing pays off
Our press technology is state of the art. The straightforward fabrication process delivers on its promises. The components of the system are fully coordinated and produce high-precision restorations . You will benefit from enhanced productivity, lower investment costs and the added value stays in your dental laboratory. Highly economical and efficient: several restorations can be produced in one press process.
15 years, 150 million restorations , 96% survival rate . The 10-year IPS e.max guarantee is as impressive as IPS e.max Press is in and of itself.
As minimally invasive as possible
Minimally invasive crowns (adhesive cementation)
The objective of modern dentistry is to maintain the tooth structure to the best possible extent. IPS e.max Press exhibits high flexural strength (470 MPa)  and toughness  Consequently, it can be used to press very thin restorations. Due to its excellent marginal quality and accuracy of fit, the material is suitable for fabricating veneers of 0.3-millimetre thickness as well as full-contour crowns of only 1-millimetre thickness .
The IPS e.max Press lithium disilicate glass-ceramic (LS2) enables you to produce natural-looking masterpieces of utmost precision . IPS e.max Press brings out the best in dental laboratory technology: customized fabrication of esthetic restorations on the basis of skilled craftsmanship and esthetic sensitivity – with the aim of enhancing the quality of life and wellbeing of your patients.
We combine conventional and digital approaches
Our PrograPrint 3D printing system will complement your conventional press workflow. The equipment and materials of the 3D printing system are fully coordinated and will smooth your transition into digital manufacturing. This new technology will heighten your productivity because you will be able to fabricate several wax-ups efficiently in one printing process: for seamless integration in the proven ceramic pressing technology.
The press technology, that inspires
Dental technicians and dentists can fully trust our pressing technology. It fits into every workflow and budget without having to make any compromises. The workflow combines reliable all ceramics materialssuch as the IPS e.max Press and future-oriented equipment such as the Programat press furnaces.
Ivoclar Vivadent Academy
Continuous education – free and on demand
Watch our webinars on the topic of the press workflow. Together with our experts, we answer questions related to the efficiency and profitability of the press workflows or the digital manufacture of wax-ups.
Join our Ivoclar Vivadent Academy and register for free webinars of your choice – livestreamed or on demand.
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