3M™ Imprint™ 4 VPS impression material

Shouldn’t you always be allowed to expect speed, accuracy and precision from your impression material?
The 3M™ Imprint™ 4 Brand features innovative, clinically celebrated chemistry that helps deliver precise results every day.

3M Imprint 4 VPS material

Always the right choice for fast, stress-free impressions.

Use 3M™ Imprint™ 4 VPS for speed, control and precision.

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    Stress less over impressions.

    • With so many options to choose from, selecting the right impression material can feel like a daunting task.
      Luckily, the 3M™ Imprint™ 4 family makes it easy. One name to remember in your practice, a wide range of options for your patients.

      All 3M™ Imprint™ 4 products are designed to ensure a fast and efficient impression-taking process.
      So you reliably get spot-on impressions for many indications, without any hassle.

Materials matter: The benefits of our VPS chemistry

All VPS is hydrophobic on its own.
3M™ Imprint™ 4 VPS Impression Material uses a unique and synergistic system that combines proven surfactant with a novel wetting enabler to achieve super hydrophilicity.

  • 3M Imprint 4 VPS material high accuracy for complex and large cases
    Control - Enough working time

    Due to the unique chemistry, the setting time doesn't start until the end of the working time. That means you'll have enough time to load and seat the tray, whether you use a 1-step or 2-step impressioning technique.

  • 3M Imprint 4 VPS material with long working time
    Speed - Less chair time

    Less stress for patients! The shortest intra-oral setting time of 1:15 min among leading VPS fast-setting impression materials due to active self-warming technology. This speeds up the setting reaction which means shorter chair time.

  • 3M Imprint 4 VPS material moisture tolerance
    Super hydrophilicity for accurate detail

    Imprint 4 material is super-hydrophilic and displaces moisture right from the start in the unset state. This allows the material to reproduce accurate details even in a moist environment—giving you ultimate precision and confidence.

Indications for 3M™ Imprint™ 4 VPS impression material

  • 3M Imprint 4 VPS material indication - Crown and Bridge
    Crowns and bridges
  • 3M Imprint 4 VPS material indication - Inlays and Onlays
    Inlays and onlays
  • 3M Imprint 4 VPS material indication - Functional Impressions
    Orthodontic impressions
  • 3M Imprint 4 VPS material indication - Implant Abitments
    Implant abutments
Dental advisor awards for Imprint 4
Proven clinical history
 
 

In a clinical evaluation from the Dental Advisor, 3M™ Imprint™ 4 VPS Impression Material received:

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ for an “excellent product”
  • 97% clinical rating
  • Won an Editor's Choice Award

Read the full evaluation on Dental Advisor

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Get more confidence in every step.

  • 1. Preliminary Impression
    1. Preliminary Impression

    3M Imprint 4 Preliminary
    VPS Preliminary Impression Material
    No dust, no mess, just low-stress
    impressions. Pouring when convenient and
    multiple times from only one impression.
    High hydrophilicity for easy model pouring.

    Learn more below

  • 2. Retract, Syringe & Mix
    2. Retract, Syringe & Mix

    3M Astringent Retraction Paste
    Faster and gentler way to retract gingival tissue and control bleeding.

    3M Intra-Oral Syringe
    Apply wash materials with extreme accuracy and less waste.

    3M Pentamix™ 3 Automatic Mixing Unit
    Void-free mixing at industry-leading speed.

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  • 3. Impress
    3. Impress

    3M Imprint 4 VPS Impression Material
    Fastest intraoral setting time among VPS materials. It’s simply a better way to make better impressions.

    3M Impression Tray
    Easy-to-customise full-arch tray with self-retentive fleece strip and no need for a tray adhesive.

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  • 4. Bite Registration
    4. Bite Registration

    3M Imprint 4 Bite
    VPS Bite Registration Material
    Offers great flow properties, no-slump consistency, ample working time and a 60-second setting time.

    Learn more below

3M™ Imprint™ 4 Preliminary VPS Preliminary Impression Material

  • 3M Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS Preliminary Impression Material
  • Your alginate indications deserve the best.

    Where alginates require numerous long and messy work steps, Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS material conveniently delivers a highly accurate and dimensionally stable preliminary impression which can be poured multiple times.

    Plus, automatic mixing with the 3M™ Pentamix System delivers a perfect mix making your entire procedure faster, more predictable and convenient.

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  • 3M Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS Preliminary Impression Material Package
    No dust. No mess.

    Now you can eliminate the time-consuming and messy work steps needed for alginate impressions. Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS material makes your procedure faster and more convenient.

  • 3M Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS Preliminary Impression Material Close up
    A back up for peace of mind.

    Impressions show virtually no dimensional change — even after three months. This allows for easy remakes of provisionals if necessary.

  • 3M Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS Material & 3M Protemp™ 4 Temporisation Material
    Working perfectly together

    3M Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS Material & 3M™ Protemp™ 4 Temporisation Material
    A strong team to make a good fitting temporary with a low smear layer and a smooth surface that can easily be removed from the impression – easy polishing included. You and your patients will benefit from a reliably tough temporary of patient-pleasing aesthetics.

3M™ Imprint™ 4 Bite VPS Bite Registration Material

  • 3M Imprint 4 Bite VPS Bite Registration Material
  • Fast and accurate bite registrations.

    With its great flow properties and no-slump consistency, Imprint 4 Bite material does not lock into undercuts or interdental areas.

    Material hardness and low flexibility after setting allows for easy cutting and trimming as well as accurate positioning of stone models.

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  • 3M Imprint 4 Bite VPS Bite Registration Material package
    Saves time with a fast intra-oral setting

    Imprint 4 Bite material offers a convenient working time and a short setting time of only 60 seconds, keeping procedures moving quickly while enhancing patient comfort.

  • 3M Imprint 4 Bite VPS Bite Registration Material Close up
    Good to know
    • Good flow behaviour for high accuracy
    • Fast intra-oral setting for a faster procedure
    • High final hardness and low flexibility for easy cutting and trimming and accurate stone model positioning
    • Fresh material colour and scannability for good readability and easy access to the digital workflow
  • 3M Imprint 4 Bite VPS Bite Registration Material used in digital dentestry on a computer screen
    Suggested applications

    Universal VPS bite registration material – ideally suited for occlusal recording including optical registration of occlusal data for CAD/CAM systems.


"Since switching, our crowns fit so much better.
I never get bubbles and am very happy with this product."


See 3M™ Imprint™ 4 impression material in action

  • 3M Imprint 4 VPS material - Get the perfect balance
    Get the perfect balance with Imprint 4

    The perfect balance that puts you in control for reduced chair time and stress.
    Video (1:50)

  •  3M Imprint 4 VPS material - Active self-warming
    Active self-warming

    See our innovative active self-warming technology in action for accelerated setting and shortest intra-oral setting time.
    Video (1:03)

  • water drop between two different surfaces
    Why you should care about super hydrophilicity

    See how super hydrophilicity leads to detailed impressions, accurately fitting restorations and fewer adjustments to final restorations.
    Video (1:30)

  • One Step impression technique
    One step impression technique

    See our step by step instructions for the one step impression technique using Imprint 4 Penta Heavy and Imprint 4 Light.
    Video (2:19)

  • two step impression technique
    Two step impression technique
    See our step by step instructions for the two step impression technique using Imprint 4 Penta Putty Super Quick Ultra Light.
    Video (2:47)
  • Clinical Case: Full porcelain crown
    Clinical case: Full porcelain crown

    Full porcelain crown for a fractured and decalcified upper right canine (tooth #6). Using 3M™ Imprint™ 4 Penta™ Heavy and Imprint 4 Light VPS Impression Material.

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Clinical case: Replacement of glass ceramic inlay

  • Glass ceramic inlay at tooth 46

    Initial situation: glass ceramic inlay at tooth 46 needs to be replaced due to chipped disto-lingual ridge and insufficient margins.

  • 3M Astringent Retraction Paste is injected into the sulcus for hemostasis and gingiva displacement.

    3M™ Astringent Retraction Paste is injected into the sulcus for hemostasis and gingiva displacement.

  • To achieve optimum results 3M Astringent Retraction Paste is left on for at least 2 minutes.

    To achieve optimum results 3M™ Astringent Retraction Paste is left on for at least 2 minutes.

  • Situation ready for impression taking.

    Situation ready for impression taking.

  • 3M Imprint 4 Super Quick Light is syringed around the preparation

    3M™ Imprint™ 4 Super Quick Light is syringed around the preparation using 3M™ Intra-oral Syringe green.

  • Dental impression

    Overview: Precision impression made in the 1-step heavy body/light body technique using 3M Imprint 4 Penta Super Quick Heavy (tray material) and Imprint 4 Super Quick Light (wash material).

  • Impression details

    Impression details.

  • Final: 3M Lava™ Ultimate onlay restoration.

    Final: 3M™ Lava™ Ultimate onlay restoration.

  • Dr. Gunnar Reich

           

    Clinical dentistry and photography by:
    Dr. Gunnar Reich, Munich, Germany

Impression material selection made easy

Dive a little deeper with insights from industry experts

  • Blog author Dr. Akit Patel
  • Dentist entering a waiting room with patients
  • The 15-Minute Challenge: Are You Daring Enough to Schedule a Shorter Crown Seating Appointment?

    Dental Labs cite about 31% of impressions received are “bad” or “sub-par.” Let’s consider our main communication instrument with our dental lab: the impression.

    Author: Dr. Akit Patel, BDS, MFDS RCS, MClinDent (Pros), MRD RCS

    READ FULL ARTICLE

Impression Technique Instructions and Troubleshooting Guides

  • Impression Operatory Guide

    Detailed step-by-step instructions on how to create great impressions in your office. Including guides for key topics: Retract, Syringe and Mix, Impress

    With this guide, a great-fitting restoration will never be a surprise.

  • Impression Troubleshooting Guide

    Identify common impression problems, determine potential causes and provide solutions to get your impression procedure under control.

    Including 10 Golden Rules for perfect impressions.
    PDF 7MB

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