The Aesthetic-Press Value Based Ingots—Light, Dark, Dark Plus—are designed for the Press & Staining Technique

All 16 VITA shades can be achieved with very little staining in one cycle. 

The Value Based Ingots are blended with enough opacity to maintain the value in the patient's mouth, but at the same time show enough translucency, so that matching all enamel effects can be achieved easily with the fluorescent AP Stains.

AP Metal Classic / 3gram Ingots

  • Aesthetic-Press Value Based Ingots (7 ingots per vial)

    Classic Light—A1, A2, B1 B2, C1, C2, D2 using Opaque Light

    Classic Dark—A3-A3.5, B3, C3, D3 using Opaque Dark

    Classic Dark Plus—A4, B4, C4, D4 using Opaque Dark


    For the press & stain technique, the technician can achieve the entire color spectrum with 3 different value based ingots.  With one stain cycle, light colors as well as the dark shades can be matched without the use of glaze paste.  The feldspar-based porcelain ensures a homogenous natural glaze. 


    The Classic Light ingot & the opaque light cover the lighter shades ranging from A1-A2, B1-B2, C1-C2, or D2, whereas the Classic Dark ingot & the opaque dark are good for shades A3-A3.5.  The Classic Dark Plus ingot & the opaque dark cover the A4, B4, C4, D4 range.


    With the minimal investment of only two opaque shades, the wide spectrum of the 16 Vita shades can be achieved with one glaze bake.  Add on powder is available for these specific ingot shades in low-fusing (LF) or high-fusing (HF) porcelain. These powders can also be used as one powder buildup material.

  • Weight: 3 g 
    Quantity: 3g - 7 ingots per tube
    Press Temperature: 930 °C
    Category: Press & Stain

    Light, Dark, Dark PLUS, Bleach, Gingiva, A1-A2, A2-A3.5, A4, B1-B2, BB3-B4, C1-C2, D2-D3, D4


    Opaque Light: Metal CL Light, A1, A2, B1,B2, C1, C2, D2

    Opaque Dark: Metal CL Dark, Dark Plus, A3, A3.5, A4,

    B3, B4, C3, C4, D3, D4

    Opaque Bleach: Metal Classic Bleach

    Indication: Press to Metal—single crowns and long span bridges, inlays/onlays, veneers
    Flexual Strength: 100 MPa
    Porcelain: Feldspar Porcelain


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