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IPS e.max Press

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IPS e.max Press is an innovative lithium disilicate glass-ceramic ingot for the press technique.

The lithium disilicate (LS2) IPS e.max Press ingots are available in five translucency levels and in an Impulse version. The polychromatic IPS e.max Press Multi ingots are particularly attractive, showing a lifelike progression of colour.

The ingots are selected to suit the case at hand and the preferred processing technique (staining, cut-back or layering technique). The restorations are characterized or veneered using the matching IPS e.max Ceram staining materials or layering ceramic. The results look very natural, regardless of the shade of the prepared tooth.

IPS e.max Press restorations can be placed with a variety of proven luting materials, which are available for a wide spectrum of indications. Crowns and bridges made of IPS e.max Press accommodate self-adhesive and conventional luting protocols (e.g. SpeedCEM). Inlays, (thin) veneers and occlusal veneers are placed with the adhesive technique (e.g. using Variolink Esthetic).

IPS e.max Press Multi
The innovative Multi ingots are available in selected Bleach BL and A–D shades. The material demonstrates a lifelike shade progression from the dentin to the incisal areas and therefore imparts monolithic restorations with a highly esthetic appearance. With these ingots, veneers and anterior, posterior and hybrid abutment crowns are fabricated quickly and efficiently. Ideally, these restorations only need to be glazed. If desired, however, they can be modified using the staining or cut-back technique. 

IPS e.max Press HT
HT ingots are supplied in 16 A–D and 4 Bleach BL shades. Due to their high translucency – similar to that of natural enamel – these ingots are suitable for producing small restorations (e.g. inlays). Their lifelike "chameleon effect" allows these restorations to adapt seamlessly to the natural tooth structure. The restorations are efficiently customized with the staining technique.

IPS e.max Press MT
The MT ingots are provided in the following shades: A1, A2, A3, B1, BL2, BL3 and BL4. These medium-translucency ingots are used in cases where a brighter material than HT and a more translucent material than LT is needed. Restorations made of the MT ingots are ideal for the staining and cut-back techniques.

IPS e.max Press LT
The LT ingots are available in 16 A–D and 4 Bleach BL shades. Their low translucency – similar to that of natural dentin – renders these ingots suitable for creating large restorations (e.g. posterior crowns). The material exhibits true-to-nature brightness and chroma, which prevents greying of the restorations. The esthetic appearance of the restorations is maximized by the cut-back technique.

IPS e.max Press MO
The MO ingots are available in five group shades (MO 0, MO 1, MO 2, MO 3, MO 4). Given their opacity, these ingots are intended for the fabrication of substructures that are placed on vital or slightly discoloured prepared teeth. They form an excellent base for natural-looking restorations completed with the layering technique.

IPS e.max Press HO
The HO ingots are supplied in three group shades (HO 0, HO 1, HO 2). Due to their opacity, these ingots are used to create frameworks on severely discoloured teeth and on titanium abutments. They successfully mask dark backgrounds to achieve highly esthetic results. The anatomical shape of the restorations is customized with IPS e.max Ceram.

IPS e.max Press Impulse
The Impulse ingots are available in two different levels of brightness (Opal 1, Opal 2). The restorations produced with these ingots have exceptionally opalescent properties. Therefore, this material is ideal for producing (thin) veneers for light teeth, which require an opalescent effect.

The former Value ingots V1, V2, V3 have been replaced with the new MT ingots B1, BL4 and BL3.


  • Proven, high-strength material for long-lasting clinical results; flexible cementation options
  • Lifelike esthetics, regardless of the shade of the prepared tooth
  • Polychromatic Multi ingots for utmost efficiency
  • Five levels of translucency and additional Impulse ingots for maximum flexibility
  • Minimally invasive, accurately fitting restorations
  • Adhesive, self-adhesive, or conventional cementation options depending on the indication


  • (Thin) veneers (0.3 mm)
  • Occlusal veneers (Table Tops)
  • Minimally invasive inlays/onlays (1 mm)
  • Crowns and partial crowns
  • Bridges in the anterior and premolar region
  • Implant superstructures
  • Hybrid abutments and hybrid abutment crowns