IPS e.max CAD
The highly esthetic lithium disilicate glass-ceramic (LS2)

The world's best-selling glass-ceramic[1]

IPS e.max CAD is the world’s best-selling glass-ceramic[1]. It is suitable for the efficient fabrication of full-contour restorations[2-3] and is known for its versatile applications, comprehensive range of processing options[4] and for its high strength of 530 MPa[5]

Your benefits:

High-strength material

High biaxial flexural strength of 530 MPa[5] and high fracture toughness of 2.11 MPa m1/2[11]

Maximum versatility

Unrivalled scope of applications in CAD/CAM glass-ceramics[4]

More than 10 years of clinical evidence

Clinical long-term success and scientifically documented results[8-10]

High esthetics

Excellent shade match due to a comprehensive range of shades and translucency levels[4]

10-year guarantee

IPS e.max guarantee on all IPS e.max CAD restorations

Maximum flexibility

Versatile applications, comprehensive range of processing options

97.2% survival rate over a period of 10 years[12]

Dr Hidetaka Sasaki, Japan

"I have been providing chairside treatments with IPS e.max CAD for around ten years now. The material offers an exceptional balance of strength[5], esthetics, biocompatibility and reliability[8-10]."

Dominique Vinci, Switzerland

"I can rely on the legendary blue blocks: The esthetic results are outstanding and the clinical long-term studies on longevity and stability are impressive[8-10]."

Sameer Puri, USA

"Telio CAD A16 and IPS e.max CAD blocks optimally complement each other. Therefore, CAD/CAM users are provided with a complete digital workflow which enables them to reliably fabricate temporary restorations and permanent hybrid abutment crowns[23-25, 33]."

Oliver Schneider, Germany

"Having used IPS e.max® CAD for ten years in clinical applications, I'm still fascinated by the material's reliability[8-10], high esthetics and biocompatibility[2, 9, 39]. The high number of bridges that we have successfully created at chairside is an indication of the new dimensions that this material opens up for patients and operators."
Maximum versatility[4]
  • Crowns[13-14]

  • Veneers ≥ 0.4 mm[15]

  • Occlusal veneers ≥ 1.0 mm[13, 16-17]

  • Inlays[10, 18-20]

  • Onlays[10, 20]

  • Partial crowns[18-19]

  • Three-unit bridges up to the second premolar as the terminal abutment[2, 21-22]

  • Implant-supported hybrid restorations (hybrid abutments, hybrid abutment crowns) for the replacement of single teeth[23-25]

High esthetic standards are fulfilled due to the four different levels of translucency, the A–D shades and the special Bleach and Impulse shades.

Depending on the restoration type, the restorations can be placed using either the adhesive, self-adhesive or conventional luting technique. Our clinically proven solutions provide you with versatile cementation options[9, 26-28].

Crowns
≥1.0 mm in the anterior and posterior region[13-14]
Veneers
≥ 0,4 mm[15]
Occlusal veneers
≥ 1,0 mm[13, 16-17]
Inlays
[10, 18-20]
Onlays
[10, 20]
Partial crowns
[18-19]
Three-unit bridges
up to the second premolar as the terminal abutment[2, 21-22]
Hybrid abutment crowns
[23-25]
Hybrid abutments
[23-25]
Biaxial flexural strength of 530 MPa[5]
Versatile processing options

Our well-coordinated range of products offers flexibility in every respect and allows you to choose your preferred processing method – whether you prioritize the most efficient way or highly esthetic results. 

Polishing technique (self glaze)
Polishing of the blue restoration, followed by speed crystallization without individual characterization and glazing[34].
Staining technique on the blue restoration - option A
Glazing with IPS e.max CAD Crystall./Glaze Spray on the blue restoration, followed by speed crystallization (speed crystallization and glaze firing in one step)[8, 13, 35].
Staining technique on the blue restoration - option B
Characterization and glazing with IPS e.max CAD Crystall./ Glaze Paste/FLUO on the blue restoration, followed by crystallization and stain/glaze firing in one step[8, 13, 35].
Staining technique on the blue restoration - option C
Characterization and glazing with IPS e.max CAD Crystall./ Glaze Spray on the blue restoration, followed by crystallization and stain/glaze firing in one step[8, 13, 35].
Staining technique on the tooth-coloured restoration
Crystallization without the application of materials. Stain/Glaze firing of the tooth-coloured restorations with either IPS e.max CAD Crystall./ or IPS Ivocolor materials[36].
Cut-back technique
Crystallization without the application of materials. Incisal firing using IPS e.max Ceram materials. Stain/Glaze firing using IPS Ivocolor materials[3, 22].
Layering technique
Crystallization without the application of materials. Dentin/Incisal firing using IPS e.max Ceram materials. Stain/Glaze firing using IPS Ivocolor materials[3, 22].
Always the right block

The IPS e.max CAD blocks are available in a wide variety of sizes, shades and translucency levels*. This enhances your flexibility, since you always have a suitable block in the desired shade at your disposal. Excellent shade match due to a comprehensive range of shades and translucency levels provides maximum esthetics[4].

A suitable block for every patient:

  • IPS e.max CAD HT (High Translucency) – the minimally invasive block

  • IPS e.max CAD MT (Medium Translucency) – the bright block

  • IPS e.max CAD LT (Low Translucency) – the versatile block

  • IPS e.max CAD MO (Medium Opacity) – the classical block

  • IPS e.max CAD I (Impulse) – the opalescent block

The minimally invasive block
IPS e.max CAD HT (High Translucency) 

Given their high translucency, HT blocks are ideally suitable for the fabrication of smaller restorations (e.g. inlays, onlays). Restorations made of HT blocks blend in seamlessly with the natural dentition due to their chameleon effect[18].

The bright block
IPS e.max CAD MT (Medium Translucency)

MT blocks demonstrate medium translucency and are used for restorations that require more brightness than HT restorations and more translucency that LT restorations.

The versatile block
IPS e.max CAD LT (Low Translucency)

Given their low translucency, LT blocks are ideal for the fabrication of larger restorations (e.g. posterior crowns). Restorations made from LT blocks are characterized by their lifelike brightness and chroma.[2, 8].

The classical block
IPS e.max CAD MO (Medium Opacity)

Given their particular opacity, MO blocks are ideally suitable for the fabrication of frameworks on slightly discoloured preparations. They are primarily used in the dental laboratory[37].

The opalescent block
IPS e.max CAD I (Impulse)

The Impulse blocks enable the fabrication of restorations with pronounced opalescent properties. The opalescent blocks are available in two versions with different opalescence values. The blocks are suitable for veneers in light tooth shades, which require an opalescent effect[38]

Block overview for CEREC
Block overview for PlanMill
Block overview for PrograMill
IPS e.max Shade Navigation App
Our smart app provides valuable assistance in selecting the ideal block in the appropriate shade and translucency. Select the suitable block in just five clicks.
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Suitable holder for your system

IPS e.max blocks are equipped with a holder for the authorized CAD/CAM systems of PrograMill One (Ivoclar Digital), CEREC (Dentsply Sirona) and Planmeca FIT (Planmeca).

CEREC/inLab          (Dentsply Sirona)

CEREC Primemill, CEREC MC XL, CEREC MC X, inLab MC XL, inLab MC X5

Planmill              (Planmeca)

Planmill 30 S, Planmill 40, PlanMill 40 S

Ceramill                    (Amann Girrbach)

ceramill mikro ic, ceramill Matik, ceramill motion 2

PrograMill (Ivoclar Vivadent)

PrograMill One, PrograMill PM3, PrograMill PM5, PrograMill PM7, Zenotec select hybrid
Everything for your CAD/CAM chairside treatment

Our materials ideally complement each other. They open up a host of chairside treatment possibilities.