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The System

The SNF PressCeram™ System has been developed by Swiss NF Metals, Inc. to provide a ‘3-in-1’ crown & bridge solution for today’s dental technician’s needs. The system is multi-functional and can be used to produce restorations using three techniques: Press-To-Metal (PTM), Pressed All-ceramic and Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM). All of these techniques use the same layering porcelain thus making it the ideal system to successfully complete any combination case. The SNF PressCeram™ glass ceramic ingots are available in a complete variety of shades so that shade selection can be simple and accurate.

SNF PressCeram™ Ingots
The ingots are a dual-phased leucite glass ceramic. The ingots have a high density and low wear to opposing dentition. The ingots can be used when utilizing the ‘Stain & Glaze Technique’, the ‘Cut-back & Layering Technique’, or both. The ingots are fluorescent and opalescent. The ingots are available in 3 different levels of opacity: 30%, 50% and 70%. The ingots are available in many shading systems: Vitapan® Classical A-D shades, CT1-CT4 shade ranges for the veneering and inlay/onlay technique, Monocast Staining Shades and Various Bleach Shades. The ingots are available in 2g and 5g sizes.

The following is a chart showing the ingots that are available within the SNF PressCeram™ system.

Physical Properties Unit Value ISO Requirements
Flexural Strength (3-point) (Mpa) ≥ 125 > 100
Chemical Solubility (µg/cm 2) ≤ 20 < 2000
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (25 – 500°C) (10-6 K-1) 13.0 ± 0.5 not required
Transformation Temperature (°C) 590 ± 20 not required
Properties tested in accordance with: ISO 6872 Dental Ceramic & ISO 9693 Dental Ceramic fused to metal restorative materials

SNF PressCeram™ 950°C Press Opaque – 4gm Paste

The following shades are available in 4g jars: A0, A1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B0, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3, C4, D2, D3, D4 , White, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple

SNF PressCeram™ Dentins
The following shades are available in 20g jars: A0, A1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B0, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3, C4, D2, D3, D4

SNF PressCeram™ Opaceous Dentins
The following shades are available in 20g jars: A0, A1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B0, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3, C4, D2, D3, D4, Yellow, Orange, Brown

SNF PressCeram™ Incisals
The following shades are available in 20g jars: Incisal 1, Incisal 2, Incisal 3, Incisal 4, Neutral, Clear, Opal Clear

SNF PressCeram™ Translucents
The following shades are available in 20g jars: TL Yellow, TL Orange, TL Light Brown, TL Pink, TL Light Blue, TL Blue, TL Grey, TL White

SNF PressCeram™ Modifiers
The following shades are available in 20g jars: Chroma A, Chroma B, Chroma C, Chroma D, White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Blue, Gingival

SNF PressCeram™ Correction Powder
The correction is powder is available in a universal shade and is packaged in 20g jars.

SNF PressCeram™ Fluorescing Stains
The following shades are available in 3g jars: Shade A, Shade B, Shade C, Shade D, Yellow, Brown, Dark Brown, Violet, Black, White, Blue, Orange, Dark Orange, Grey, Khaki, Safari, Dark Yellow, Yellow/Orange

SNF PressCeram™ Margins
The following shades are available in 20g jars: A1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3, C4, D2, D3, D4, Yellow, Orange, Brown

SNF PressCeram™ Glaze & Liquids
Glaze Paste (5g & 10g), Glaze Liquid (20ml), Modelling Liquid-L (50ml), Margin Modelling Liquid-2 (50ml), Opaque Liquid (20ml), Margin Separator Liquid (10ml)

SNF PressCeram™ Accessories
Ring Formers (100g-400g), Plungers (2g Disposable), Die Sealer & Spacer, Polishers, Burs & Discs, Dental Waxes, and more. See our “Other Products” page for more!

Inlays / Onlays, Single Crowns, Short & Long-span Bridges, Inlay / Onlay Bridges, Maryland Bridges, Hybrid Restorations, Combination Cases

Veneers, Inlays / Onlays, Single Anterior Crowns

All-Ceramic Contraindications
Conventional Cementation, 2-unit or greater bridges, Patients with SEVERE Bruxism

Tooth Preparation Guidelines
Use the Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal requirements to proceed with the Pressed-To-Metal preparation guidelines. Shoulder or Heavy Chamfer preparations should be used. Feathered edge preparations are possible with PTM. However, a thicker anatomic wax build-up is needed at the margin. Inlay and Onlay preparations need to be at a 90° angle (box preparation). The dimensions need to be at least 2mm in width by 2mm in length by 2mm in depth. Note: Along with 360° porcelain margins, 180° labial porcelain margin with 180° lingual metal margin is possible

Inlay: Minimum 2mm depth by 2mm width by 2mm length (otherwise the material will be subject to failure!) Onlay: Same as Inlay, with at least 2mm reduction in cusp area. Veneers: 0.8 – 1mm reduction. More reduction results in more translucency. Crowns: 1 – 2mm reduction with 360° chamfer on a 10-30° angle. Note: Avoid using feature-edge preparations with all-ceramic restorations.

Alloy Selection for Press-To-Metal
Noble or Base alloys can be used for the Press-To-Metal technique.

IMPORTANT: Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) is critical for the success of SNF PressCeram™. Be sure that the metal that is being used is ideally suited for the SNF PressCeram™ System.

The ideal CTE for Press-To-Metal is 13.8 - 14.2 x 10-6 K-1 (25-500°C).

Ingot Selection Chart
Please use the following Ingot Selection Guide to assist you when selecting the best ingot for a specific restoration.

Cementation Recommendations
Cement restoration as you would conventionally cement any Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal restoration.

Bonding Cementation is required for all-ceramic restorations. DO NOT conventionally cement all-ceramic restorations. Any dual-cure resin cement with minimal expansion in conjunction with a bonding agent is recommended.

Temperature Charts
Download the followinsg pressing & firing temperatures.

SNF PressCeram™ as a PFM Porcelain
SNF PressCeram™ Porcelains can also be used as a PFM porcelain. Use the porcelain for single restorations or bridges. This system is ideal for combination cases because it uses the same porcelain for all types of restorations.

Metals with a CTE of 14.0 – 15.0 x 10-6 K-1 (25-500°C) can be used when building SNF PressCeram™ porcelain for conventional PFM crowns.

For more information, please download the SNFPressCeram™ Lab Brochure:

Please contact us for information regarding marketing materials for Clinicians.


The Intro Kit includes:
5- A1 Layering Ingots, 5- A00 Staining Ingots, 1 each PS10, PS20, PS30, PS40 Posterior STAIN & GLAZE Ingots, A1 Dentin (10 gm.), Incisal 1 (10 gm.) Translucents White and Lt. Blue, Chroma Modifier A, Orang and A Stains, 690 C Paste Glaze, Modeling Liquid, Glaze Liquid and 24 Page Instruction Manual.

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