IPS e.max Cementation and Professional Care

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Manifold cementation possibilities

IPS e.max restorations permit flexibility of cementation, since the crowns and bridges can be cemented adhesively, self-adhesively or conventionally. Inlays, onlays, veneers and minimally invasive crowns (≥ 1 mm) are adhesively cemented as usual. Depending on the indications, you may choose from the comprehensive range of Ivoclar Vivadent cementation materials:

Variolink Esthetic
The light and dual-curing esthetic luting composite combines exceptional esthetics with ease of use. The Effect shade concept enables a gradual brightening or darkening of the restoration.

Multilink Automix
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 the luting system.

Multilink Hybrid Abutment
The self-curing Multilink Hybrid Abutment was especially developed for the cementation of lithium disilicate glass-ceramic onto titanium bases (IPS e.max Hybrid Abutments and IPS e.max Hybrid Abutment Crowns).

SpeedCEM Plus
The self-adhesive, self-curing resin cement can be optionally light cured. It is particularly suitable for the cementation of zirconium oxide-supported restorations (e.g. IPS e.max CAD Veneering Solutions) and for restorations on implant abutments.

Vivaglass CEM
The classical self-curing glass ionomer cement is suitable for the cementation of high-strength ceramic materials, such as IPS e.max, among others. It contains a particularly transparent glass filler for achieving esthetic results.

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Etching and silanization

Monobond Etch & Prime is a new single-component ceramic primer that allows you to etch and silanized glass-ceramic surfaces in one easy step. The need for using hydrofluoric acid is eliminated.

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 zirconium oxide.

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Monobond Plus is a universal single-component bonding agent that mediates an adhesive bond between the luting composite and all indirect restorative materials (glass and oxide ceramics, metals, composites, fibre-reinforced composites).

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Professional care and aftercare

Like natural teeth, high-quality all-ceramic restorations require 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, high-quality surfaces are gently treated and maintained without abrasion.

* Source: Multilink Automix Scientific Report, Vol. 01/2012

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Finding your way with the Cementation Navigation System

The Cementation Navigation System, the popular multimedia application from Ivoclar Vivadent, offers dentists practical orientation and guidance in the selection of the best luting material for each case.