IPS e.max Press Impulse

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 In pursuit of nature


Schaan, Liechtenstein – 31 August 2010

Ivoclar Vivadent’s IPS e.max Press ingots are now also available as Impulse ingots. They are offered in three different brightness values and two opalescent shades.

The IPS e.max Press Impulse ingots in Value shades allow different brightness effects to be reproduced. They are used in the fabrication of partial crowns, single crowns as well as bridges. No matter whether a specific tooth shade needs to be created based on a defined brightness value, or consistent brightness needs to be established throughout restorations with different core shades, the Value shades enable restorations to be fabricated that blend in seamlessly with the remaining dentition. The desired tooth shade is finally attained by means of the staining or cut-back technique.

Lifelike opalescent effect

In the fabrication of veneers, particularly thin veneers, translucency and opalescence play a role that is equally important to that of the tooth shade in order to attain the desired optical effects. With the two new IPS e.max Press Impulse Opal ingots, the opalescent effect of natural teeth can be reliably mimicked, which is particularly desirable when fabricating anterior veneers.

Lithium disilicate-based

Like the time-tested IPS e.max Press ingots, which are offered in the levels of translucency HT, LT, MO and HO, the new IPS e.max Press Impulse ingots consist of lithium disilicate glass-ceramic material which features a flexural strength of 400 MPa.

IPS e.max Press Impulse Value 1, 2 and 3 as well as Opal 1 and 2 will be available from September 2010 onwards.