IPS e.max Prime
For a difference you can see

A new era for all-ceramics

IPS e.max Prime is redefining all-ceramics and it's making a difference that you can see. The revolutionary material ensures exceptional quality and esthetics and covers all dental indications –ranging from single tooth crowns to 14-unit bridges – and it accommodates a wide array of processing techniques.

IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is the “One-Disc Solution”: It produces first-class results and simultaneously optimizes the efficiency and profitability of dental laboratories

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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 zirconium oxide raw material 3Y-TZP and the highly translucent zirconium oxide raw material 5Y-TZP are combined in a very special way.

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High-end esthetics

Comparable to lithium disilicate glass-ceramics

All indications

From crowns to 14-unit bridges
Flexural strength1: 1200 MPa
Fracture toughness2: > 5 MPa · m1/2

Gradient Technology

New, unique manufacturing technique

All processing techniques

Maximum possibilities:
staining, cut-back, layering and
infiltration technique

GT is the key to high-end esthetics, outstanding accuracy of fit and efficient processing. 

The new, unique Gradient Technology (GT) is at the heart of IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime. It involves three innovative processing steps which allow the two zirconium oxide raw materials 3Y-TZP and 5Y-TZP to be combined in order to produce the exceptional properties of this revolutionary material.

High-end esthetics
The first-class esthetic appearance of IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is characterized by a genuine continuous and seamless progression of shade and translucency and by optimized translucent properties.
All processing techniques
IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime offers a maximum of flexibility and possibilities in manufacturing ceramic restorations. The material accommodates the following techniques: Staining technique, cut-back technique, layering technique, infiltration technique

Intelligent disc design

The incisal and transition zones of the IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime discs are always the same height, regardless of the disc thickness. The height of the dentin zone, however, differs depending on the disc thickness. Full contour restorations and framework structures can be positioned as desired within the disc with the help of the CAM software. Consequently, reproducible esthetic results are achieved, independent of the disc thickness

Economic sintering

Time-saving, flexible sintering programs heighten the efficiency of routine dental lab work. Restorations made of IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime are fired using high-speed sintering programs. Furthermore, all-in-one sintering programs in which different IPS e.max ZirCAD materials are sintered together can be used.

IPS e.max Prime is redefining all-ceramics: 

The first-class esthetic appearance of IPS e.max Prime is characterized by a lifelike continuous and seamless progression of shade and translucency and by optimized translucent properties, which can only be achieved due to the use of Gradient Technology (GT).

  • as esthetic as lithium disilicate (LS2)

  • as strong as zirconium oxide 

  • Easy cementation with ZirCAD® Cement 

  • Gradient Technology for exceptional properties 

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Discover the reasons why Dentists are using IPS e.max Prime!

Find out what our customers are saying about IPS e.max Prime and the reason why they prefer to make it e.max. 

DMD, FACD Pomona, NY
Dr. Peter Auster
“e.max Prime has become my number one choice for strength and beauty. We finally have an esthetic zirconia that is strong enough for splints and bridges and translucent enough to be comfortably used in anterior cases. It‘s gradient technology creates Y3 strength where it is needed as well as Y5 translucency, to create a functional, beautiful restorative. It is truly worthy of the name e.max! “
Dr Parag R. Kachalia 

DDS | Clinician | Consultant | Speaker | Writer

“In order to get beauty, you gave up strength, but in order to get strength, you had to give up beauty.
Until Prime came out"
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