No matter which technique you choose, all components are available from one manufacturer. If you prefer to work with the Press technique, two different types of ingots are available: IPS e.max Press, a lithium disilicate glass-ceramic. For CAD/CAM applications, either the highly esthetic IPS e.max CAD a lithium disilicate glass-ceramic blocks or the high-strength IPS e.max ZirCAD zirconium oxide can be selected, depending on case requirements. The nano-fluorapatite layering ceramic IPS e.max Ceram completes the all-ceramics system. This material is used to veneer multiple materials including lithium disilicate glass-ceramic or zirconium oxide.
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IPS e.max CAD is an innovative lithium disilicate glass-ceramic (LS2) for CAD/CAM applications. This unrivalled system combines highly esthetic quality with exceptional user-friendliness. Unlike any other CAD/CAM material, IPS e.max CAD covers a comprehensive spectrum of indications. A wide range of translucency levels, shades and block sizes offers great flexibility. Tried-and-tested, coordinated cementation materials complement the system.
IPS e.max CAD streamlines the fabrication of full-contour restorations that demonstrate high strength, durability and proven clinical properties.
A wide variety of restorations can be produced with these materials – from thin veneers to three-unit bridges. High esthetic standards are fulfilled due to the three different levels of translucency of the A-D shades and the special Bleach and Impulse shades. Individual characteristics can be added using the staining or cut-back technique.
The high strength of IPS e.max lithium disilicate offers dentists a choice to adhesively bond or conventionally cement their restorations.
Coordinated especially for Ivoclar Vivadent restorative materials, Ivoclar Vivadent recommends the following cements to maximize the performance and esthetics of IPS e.max restorations.
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IPS emax Press are biocompatible lithium disilicate glass-ceramic ingots. They offer the fit, form and function which is expected from pressed ceramics. In addition, they offer flexural strength of 470 MPa and resilient fracture toughness. With optimized esthetic properties, creating all-ceramics restorations that offer true-to-nature results has never been so easy.
A versatile and innovative premium zirconium oxide material with a large indication range. IPS e.max ZirCAD is ideal for fabricating copings and frameworks as well as full-contour crowns and bridges. Dental professionals benefit from the material's high performance, versatility and function. IPS e.max ZirCAD is the material of choice when high strength, minimal reduction and natural looking esthetics are required.
IPS e.max Press are lithium disilicate glass-ceramic ingots for the press technique.
A wide selection of ingots is offered from which users can choose the one that suits their preferred processing technique (staining, cut-back or layering technique) and the case at hand (e.g. discolored preparation).
The restorations are characterized or veneered with matching staining materials or layering ceramic from the IPS e.max Ceram assortment. The press material for the fabrication of full-contour restorations is available in 16 A-D and four Bleach BL shades. The materials for the layering technique are supplied in group shades.
Proven, high-strength material for long-lasting clinical results; flexible
Lifelike esthetics, regardless of the shade of the prepared tooth
Polychromatic Multi ingots for utmost efficiency
Five levels of translucency and additional Impulse ingots for maximum flexibility
Minimally invasive, accurately fitting restorations
Adhesive, self-adhesive, or conventional cementation options depending on the indication
Thin veneers (0.3 mm), veneers
Inlays, onlays, partial crowns
Minimally invasive crowns (≥ 1 mm)
Three-unit bridges (up to the second premolar as the terminal abutment)
Hybrid abutments and hybrid abutment crowns
IPS e.max ZirCAD is a versatile and innovative premium zirconium oxide material with a large indication range. Dental professionals benefit from the material's high performance, versatility and function.
IPS e.max ZirCAD Multi is a new polychromatic zirconia from Ivoclar Vivadent that provides a whole new level of strength and durability. Designed for both the anterior and posterior region, the integrated progression of shade and translucency in the material maximizes the appearance of monolithic crowns and bridges.
High strength: IPS e.max ZirCAD Multi is the most esthetic, high strength multi-translucent zirconia on the market, offering up to 30% higher flexural strength and 50% higher fracture toughness compared to other common translucent zirconia materials.
Conservative preparations: Only requiring 0.8 mm of tooth reduction in the anterior and 1.0 mm of tooth reduction in the posterior, IPS e.max ZirCAD Multi allows for conservative preparations without compromising the longevity of the restoration.
Outstanding esthetics: Balanced optical properties prevent the restoration from appearing too grey or too bright when seated.
High productivity: Chair-time saving cementation options include conventional and self-adhesive cementation.
With its natural esthetics and high strength, IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime can be utilized anywhere in the mouth. Gone are the days of trying to recall which zirconia has the strength and esthetic properties you need for each individual case; IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime can handle them all. You know and trust the IPS e.max brand for your lithium disilicate needs, now you can take the guess work out of your zirconia selection by prescribing IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime for all of your zirconia restorations.
Premium Esthetics: Comparable to glass-ceramics
Exceptional Strength: Biaxial flexural strength of 1200 MPa, fracture toughness of > 5MPa * m1/2, for all indications
Conservative Preparations: Only 0.8 mm tooth reduction in the anterior and 1.0 mm tooth reduction in the posterior is required.
High productivity: chair-time saving cementation options include conventional and self-adhesive cementation.
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* Based on sales figures
** Ivoclar Vivadent, Scientific Report IPS e.max Vol.3, 2018