VPS and Polyether dental impression materials

For successful crown, bridge and implant procedures.
3M's world leading dental impression material puts you in control by simplifying the workflow.

Impression with Impregum material

Make a great first impression

Less mess, less stress and more control at every step - because a great fitting restoration should never be a surprise.

  • Dentist taking an impression

    Impression taking can be challenging! Want better impressions?

    Even the most experienced clinician can encounter clinical challenges with the dental impression procedure.
    Inaccurate results can lead to remakes and adjustments, slowing you down.
    Slow setting times leave patients uncomfortable for too long.
    And short working-times put you under pressure.

Benefits of 3M™ impression materials

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    Take all the time you need

    You can use the indicated working time reliably to full capacity – inaccuracies associated with premature setting are avoided. And once the working time is over, setting starts immediately.

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    Unmatched precision

    The excellent flow properties of our impression materials let you capture the finest details, producing impressions with incredible accuracy.

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    Super hydrophilicity for accurate detail

    Our hydrophilic materials displace blood and saliva right from the first contact with tissue, leading to excellent, void-free detail reproduction.

Choose the dental impression material that fits your need

Gold Standard



3M Impregum polyether imperssion material

3M™ Impregum™ Polyether Impression Material

Impregum polyether impression materials feature high level accuracy of detail and dimensional stability resulting in precise-fitting restorations.

3M Imprint 4 VPS impression material

3M™ Imprint™ 4 VPS Impression Material

Vinyl Poly Siloxane impression material Imprint 4 features an extremely short intra-oral setting time. Active self-warming is the key, triggered by a unique chemical reaction.

3M Express 2 VPS impression material

3M™ Express™ 2 VPS Impression Material

The Express™ 2 VPS range offers impression materials designed for the 1-step and the 2-step impression technique with a variety of viscosities - ranging from putty to ultra-light body.

Accuracy and detail reproduction


Key feature

Constant flow Short setting time through active self-warming High tear resistance


Polyether VPS VPS

Designed to simplify your success - from start to finish.

  • First step - Retraction
    1. Retract

    A great impression starts with controlling tissue and moisture. The extra-fine tip of the 3M™ Retraction Capsule delivers haemostatic paste where it belongs—right into the sulcus—to gently retract tissue and control bleeding.

    3M™ Retraction Capsule

  • Second step - Mix & syringe
    2. Mix & Syringe

    Automix for better outcomes.
    Improve your procedure’s efficiency with an automatic mixing machine that reduces material inconsistencies and voids with quick dispensing.
    3M™ Pentamix™ Lite Automatic Mixing Unit

    Restorations with accurate margins drop into place. With 3M™ Intra-oral Syringes, you can apply wash material exactly where it’s needed to capture every marginal detail.
    3M™ Intra-oral Syringes


  • Thrid step - Impress
    3. Impress

    VPS and polyether material choices are designed to enhance your success. Choose Imprint™ 4 VPS Impression Material for everyday procedures or Impregum™ Polyether Impression Materials for your more challenging cases.

    Choose your impression material above.

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See the impression procedure in action

A great fitting restoration should never be a surprise. (video 1:56)

"Impregum is preferred due its hydrophilicity and low chance of bubbling. My dental technician favours Impregum as it produces high rates of success. I only use polyether materials in my practice."

Dr. Michael Gregory BDS - MG Dental Care & Clinical Tutor at Bristol Dental School

Everything you need to know to make a great impression

  • Impression material selection guide
    Impression Selection made easy

    Choose the best dental impression material for your procedure and make the selection process easy and fast.

    View impression material selection guide (PDF 224KB)

  • Case: Predictable Implant Impressions
    Case: Predictable Implant Impressions

    Using 3M™ Impregum™ Soft Quick Step Polyether Impression Material
    Clinical case by Dr. Izchak Barzilay

    Read the clinical case (PDF 2MB)

  • Case: Implant-based all-ceramic restoration
    Case: Implant-based all-ceramic restoration

    Using Impregum Penta™ Polyether
    Impression Material – open tray (pick-up) and closed tray (snap-on) technique
    Clinical case by Dr. Gunnar Reich | Private Practitioner

    Read the clinical case (PDF 1MB)

Dive a little deeper with insights from industry experts

  • Brain Floss blog logo and article author Günther Schlosser
  • Multiple impressions with different issues
  • Troubles? No way! Strategies leading to accurate impressions

    Accurate impressions for precisely fitting restorations: Effective measures shared by an experienced trainer help minimise risks in the impression procedure.

    Author: Günther Schlosser | Training Manager


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  • Impression Troubleshooting Guide

    Get your impression procedure under control.

    Even the most experienced clinician can encounter clinical challenges with the dental impression procedure.

    Our impression troubleshooting guide gives you the information you need to address common issues, determine potential causes and provide solutions to make accurate impressions every time. (PDF 7MB)

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  • On-Demand Webinar:
    10 Golden Rules for perfect impressions

    In this on-demand webinar we will help you to identify common impression problems, determine potential causes and provide solutions to get your impression procedure under control.

    Our speakers: Dr. Akit Patel, BDS MFDS RCS, MClinDent (Pros), MRD RCS and Dr. John Rafelt 3M™ Clinical Specialist
    Free on-demand webinar (59min)


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