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The APV Z value based ingots is a Silicate reinforced, high strength glass ceramic to press over zirconia frames.

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.


Value Based Ingots - APV Z

  • Aesthetic-Press Value Based Ingots

    APVolution Z Light—A1, A2, B1 B2, C1, C2, D2
    APVolution Z Dark—A3-A3.5, B3, C3, D3
    APVolution Z Dark Plus—A4, B4, C4, D4

    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 silicate-reinforced porcelain ensures a higher strength porcelain.

    The APVolution Z Light covers the lighter shades ranging from A1-A2, B1-B2, C1-C2, or D2, whereas the APVolution Z Dark ingot is good for shades A3-A3.5. The APVolution Z Dark Plus ingot covers the A4, B4, C4, D4 range.

    Add-on powder is available for these specific ingot shades. These powders can also be used as one powder buildup material. The exceptional strength of > 130 MPa leads to improved durability and stability.

  • Weight: 2 g
    Quantity: 8 ingots per tube
    Press Temperature: 820 °C/1508°F
    Category: Press & Stain
    Colors: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D2
    Indication: Press to Zirconia—single crowns and long span bridges
    Flexual Strength: 120-137 MPa
    Porcelain Type: Silicate Glass Ceramic
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