IPS Empress Cementation and Care
The quality and durability of ceramic restorations can be supported by using the correct luting material. Therefore, you can trust the clinically proven Ivoclar Vivadent luting materials that have been tried and tested many times over for the adhesive cementation of your IPS Empress restorations: Variolink Esthetic and Multilink Automix.
The light and dual-curing luting composite combines exceptional esthetics with ease of use. The Effect shade concept enables a gradual brightening or darkening of the restoration.
The adhesive luting system is suitable for the cementation of indirect restorations made of silicate and oxide ceramics (e.g. IPS e.max), metal and metal-ceramics as well as composite resins. A survival rate of 99 %* confirms the clinical success of this luting system.
Etching and silanizing
For the adhesive and self-adhesive cementation of IPS e.max lithium disilicate (LS2) restorations as well as the adhesive cementation of zirconium oxide (ZrO2), the restorations are silanized using Monobond Plus (60 s). Silanization is not required for the self-adhesive cementation of ZrO2. This also applies to conventional cementation. Monobond Plus (60 s) is a universal single-component bonding agent that mediates an adhesive bond between the luting composite (particularly the Variolink and Multilink product lines) and all indirect restorative materials (glass and oxide ceramics, metals, composites, fibre-reinforced composites).
Glass-ceramic restorations are generally etched before they are seated. Monobond Etch & Prime is a new single-component ceramic primer that allows you to etch and silanize glass-ceramic surfaces in one easy step. The need for using hydrofluoric acid is eliminated.
Professional care and aftercare
Like natural teeth, high-quality all-ceramic restorations need regular professional care. This is beneficial for both the health of the gingiva and the teeth, as well as their overall appearance. With the pumice-free polishing paste Proxyt pink, valuable surfaces are gently treated and maintained without abrasion.
* Source: Multilink Automix Scientific Report, Vol. 01/2012
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