Anterior tooth crown made of VITA AMBRIA Press Ceramic

Four good reasons to choose a brilliant lithium disilicate press ceramic now!

If you want better esthetic outcomes with press ceramics, then find out here what a modern press ceramic can do for you. 

Is this something you encounter? Press ceramic restorations with a gray and lifeless appearance? It doesn't have to be that way. Find out more in this article about the possible reasons for esthetic limitations. And if you have already considered looking for potential alternative press ceramics, then keep reading to find out what you need to consider when choosing a new ceramic. You will also learn more about the brilliant lithium disilicate press ceramic VITA AMBRIA. VITA AMBRIA is a glass ceramic that lets you create highly esthetic restorations with an impressive vibrant play of colors.

Anterior tooth crowns made of VITA Press Ceramic, plus photos of its photo-optical properties
Examples of the light-optical properties of VITA AMBRIA press ceramic

Press ceramics: The secret to brilliant esthetics

Pressing with lithium disilicate ceramics is an established approach. Lithium disilicate press ceramics were first marketed by Ivoclar Vivadent (IPS e.max Press) – the start of a successful material. Since then, press ceramics have also been produced by other manufacturers. Modern glass ceramics made from lithium disilicate can often also impress with good photo-optical properties.

Although modern press ceramics are mostly made of lithium disilicate material, there are differences between the ceramics available.

Despite this, there are cases where the press results do not meet the high esthetic expectations. "Why do my restorations have a gray appearance?" is a question that you may have also asked yourself. The reason for this could be the different material formulations. Small details can often have a big impact. The secret to brilliant esthetics is the formulation. As a result of the corresponding manufacturer formulations, a glass ceramic acquires the exact photo-optical properties that you ideally want.

If the restoration lacks vibrancy, is gray in appearance or if shade corrections are subsequently required, then you should first check whether errors occurred during processing. If these can be excluded, then you are often faced with the question: Should I change my press ceramic system? However, this isn't an easy step to take. Find out here what you should consider in order to avoid risks, when switching to a new ceramic such as the VITA AMBRIA press ceramic (VITA Zahnfabrik).

The press ceramic for dental technicians who want better outcomes.

Click here now to find out many more interesting facts, details and benefits of the brilliant VITA press ceramic.

What a modern lithium disilicate press ceramic should offer

If you are considering testing a new press ceramic as an alternative to your ceramic, then you should pay particular attention to the following points:

  • Does this glass ceramic reliably deliver the correct shade for standard tooth shades such as A3, as well as for less common shades such as D2?
  • Does the ceramic offer high strength for good long-term stability, and can it be used for a similar range of indications as your current press ceramic?
  • Can you continue to use your current laboratory equipment, such as your press furnace, with the new ceramic without difficulty?
  • Is the ceramic simple(r) to process, for example in that restorations have almost no reaction layer after pressing?
  • Does the manufacturer offer a complete system that not only includes a ceramic, but also matching investment materials?

The choice is yours! However, you should choose just one press ceramic that also meets the expectations mentioned. One ceramic that offers very impressive properties is the VITA AMBRIA press ceramic. Find out more now about this modern lithium disilicate ceramic.

1. Correct tooth shades and good photo-optical properties

The fascinating photo-optical properties of VITA AMBRIA can already be seen in the pellet with its opalescent play of colors. Based on over 100 years of expertise in tooth shades, VITA Zahnfabrik has developed shade formulations for this press ceramic that enable outstanding reliability when it comes to reproduction of natural tooth shades. The restorations have a vibrant, warm appearance and integrate perfectly with the natural dentition.

2. Long-term stability, thanks to good mechanical properties

Internal tests by VITA Zahnfabrik showed flexural strength of approx. 400 MPa for the VITA AMBRIA press ceramic. That is significantly higher than the standard requirement. In addition, strength can be increased to approx. 550 MPa by subsequent tempering. At 2.3 MPa√m, the fracture toughness of VITA AMBRIA is also of a very high standard that is already within the range of modern, extra-translucent zirconia (VITA YZ XT).

3. Minimum reaction layer after pressing

The investment material of the VITA AMBRIA press system is ideally matched to the ceramic. It provides exact expansion control and flowability, and ensures precision-fit results. The minimum reaction layer after pressing is particularly impressive. Just gently sandblast the press restoration, and that's it. You don't need to use any hydrofluoric acid.

4. Easy polishing and finishing

When finishing the restorations, you can appreciate what a homogeneous microstructure really means: in almost no time at all, the VITA AMBRIA press ceramic can be polished to a high-gloss finish.

5. Routine processing with proven laboratory equipment

You can process VITA AMBRIA using your routine approach without making fundamental changes to your processing steps or replacing your laboratory equipment. VITA AMBRIA is compatible with standard press furnaces. A special calibration chart is provided for configuring the press parameters. Once the configuration has been correctly set, you can rely on precision-fit results.

Dental technology is individuality and creativity. Dental technology is craftsmanship and art. VITA AMBRIA is the press ceramic for dental technicians who simply want more.

Checking the shade fidelity of an anterior tooth crown made of VITA Press Ceramic on the model
Properties of VITA AMBRIA: High shade accuracy, thin reaction layer and high fracture strength
Crowns made of press ceramic with and without reaction layer
Properties of VITA AMBRIA: High shade accuracy, thin reaction layer and high fracture strength
Diagram for measuring the biaxial stability of press ceramic
Properties of VITA AMBRIA: High shade accuracy, thin reaction layer and high fracture strength
Dental technician places pellet into the preheated investment ring
Properties of VITA AMBRIA: High shade accuracy, thin reaction layer and high fracture strength

Four good reasons why it's worth switching to VITA AMBRIA

As a dental technician, do you simply want better esthetic outcomes? Then now's the right time to try the brilliant VITA AMBRIA press ceramic. We've summarized the main points again here, on why it is worthwhile for you to switch to VITA.

Four good reasons

  1. Brilliant shades and vibrant shade depth: With VITA AMBRIA, you can achieve brilliant results that don't appear gray.
  2. High strength for good durability: Thanks to the high strength, you can expect excellent clinical durability.
  3. Simple processing: Almost no reaction layer. Just gently sandblast the press restoration, and that's it.
  4. Easy finishing: Easy to polish, thanks to its homogenous microstructure

The press ceramic for dental technicians who want better outcomes.

Click here now to find out many more interesting facts, details and benefits of the brilliant VITA press ceramic.

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Experience reports from colleagues

Dental technician producing the wax model

Press ceramic in the correct tooth shade

Checking the shade fidelity of an anterior tooth crown made of VITA Press Ceramic on the model

VITA AMBRIA product information

VITA AMBRIA Press Ceramic pellet and crowns