IPS e.max Ceram Selection: new Enamel and Effect powders
Schaan, Liechtenstein – 2 September 2016
The new IPS e.max Ceram Selection range comprises special Enamel and Effect powders that are characterized by their vibrant colours and exceptional light-optical properties. They are used in combination with the existing IPS e.max Ceram materials. Individual characteristics are created quickly and easily with these powders and restorations are imparted with highly esthetic, lifelike features.
The new Enamel and Effect materials are available in twelve shades, which are divided into three groups. The six “Special Enamel” powders have an enamel-like translucency. They are used to adjust the saturation and chroma of the restoration. As their names suggest, the three “Light Reflector” Effect powders reflect light, while the three “Light Absorber” powders absorb light.
Special Enamel: enamel-like translucency
The “Special Enamel“ powders come in a variety of shades and show an enamel-like translucency. The following shades are available: aqua, citrine, honey, apricot, quartz and diamond. Citrine, honey, apricot and quartz are used to adjust the saturation and chroma of the restoration and to accentuate the enamel area. Aqua is an intensively coloured enamel powder that highlights the bluish translucent appearance of incisal edges. Diamond is the ideal universal incisal material for the anterior region.
Light Reflector: light reflecting
The “Light Reflector” materials are light reflecting Effect powders. They are supplied in the following shades: silk, salmon and cream. Silk increases the brightness of the incisal area. Salmon and cream are suitable for imitating the colour of reflecting areas in the cervical and incisal third.
Light Absorber: light absorbing
The “Light Absorber” materials are light absorbing Effect powders. They are available in the following shades: fog, lavender and taupe. Fog reduces the brightness of the incisal area. Lavender and taupe are used to create light absorbing areas in the incisal and cervical third and in proximal edges.
Experts collaborated in the development
A team of highly esteemed dental technicians composed of Oliver Brix (Germany), August Bruguera (Spain) and Gérald Ubassy (France) played a key role in the development of IPS e.max Ceram Selection. These special coloured powders and the corresponding applications have been developed on the basis of their long-term experience in using IPS e.max Ceram.
IPS e.max® is a registered trademark of Ivoclar Vivadent AG.