Increasingly, the spotlight continues to be focused on all-ceramic restorations. The challenge lies in offering the best possible solution that meets the requirements of the individual clinical situation and the esthetic expectations.
The tried-and-tested IPS Empress leucite glass-ceramic provided key impetus to esthetic dentistry in the nineties and it has never lost its importance. Now the innovative IPS e.max all-ceramic system incorporates several new types of materials: lithium disilicate, fluorapatite and zirconium oxide glass-ceramics. The lithium disilicate ceramics are suited for both the press technique and CAD/CAM applications. They are available in several degrees of translucency, providing a maximum level of esthetics – but not only that: Given their high strength (500 MPa*), the IPS e.max lithium disilicate ceramics can be used for a broad range of indications.
* mean biaxial flexural strength over 10 years (IPS e.max CAD 530 MPa, IPS e.max Press 470 MPa). Source: R&D Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein
IPS e.max Ceram is the highly esthetic layering ceramic for the IPS e.max System. Choose the suitable framework material in accordance with the indication and the required strength: lithium disilicate glass-ceramic (LS2) or zirconium oxide (ZrO2). Your dental technician can veneer all the IPS e.max materials with IPS e.max Ceram.
Thanks to the one common layering ceramic, all the veneered IPS e.max restorations exhibit the same wear properties and surface gloss. They all feature an impressive esthetic appearance.
The state-of-the-art, robust zirconium oxide ceramic IPS e.max ZirCAD is the material of choice when high mechanical strength, minimal restoration thicknesses, impressive esthetics and good biocompatibility are required. IPS e.max ZirCAD combines all these qualities and sets new standards.
Thin restoration walls possible
Due to the material’s high strength of 850 and 1,200 MPa1 as well as its high fracture toughness the wall thickness of restorations can be significantly reduced. As a result, tooth-conserving preparation and conventional cementation are possible. You will benefit from a perfect balance between thin restoration walls and optimum translucency. IPS e.max ZirCAD offers you maximum flexibility in the anterior and posterior region. The restorations can be glazed, stained or veneered: Your dental laboratory will finish the IPS e.max ZirCAD restorations according to the specific requirements of the individual patient.
IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime: High-end esthetics and very high strength
IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is redefining zirconia. The revolutionary material ensures exceptional quality and esthetics. Gradient Technology (GT), which is used in the production of IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime, represents a new, unique type of manufacturing technique. In this step, the high-strength raw material 3Y-TZP and the highly translucent raw material 5Y-TZP are combined in a special way. The result: an outstanding accuracy of fit and high-end esthetics due to a continuous and seamless progression of shade and translucency and optimized translucent properties. IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime offers a maximum of flexibility in manufacturing ceramic restorations. As a result of its high strength of 1200 MPa1 and its impressive esthetic appearance, it is suitable for the fabrication of monolithic and veneered crowns as well as bridges with up to 14 units.
1 Typical mean value of biaxial flexural strength dependent on the translucency level. Source: R&D Ivoclar Vivadent, Schaan, Liechtenstein