Schaan, Liechtenstein – 24 January 2024
The Ivoclar Group is a leading global supplier of integrated solutions for high-quality dental applications. The company boasts a comprehensive product and systems portfolio for dentists, dental technicians and dental hygienists. The zirconia materials IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime and IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetic from Ivoclar offer high strength, efficiency and ease of use. Due to the proprietary GT technology, the zirconia discs feature a seamless progression of shade and translucency and thus allow restorations with unparalleled esthetics to be fabricated. These discs are now encircled by a ring, which is designed to improve the dental laboratory workflow and efficiency in the production of zirconia restorations.
As a result of its many years of experience in developing solutions for all areas of dentistry, the Ivoclar Group has a long history of setting benchmarks in the dental industry. Over the years, customers throughout the world have come to trust the all-ceramic materials from Ivoclar, and the IPS e.max family of products in particular. Numerous clinical studies on Prime Zirconia confirm the material’s impressive survival rate of 96 percent after five years in situ. This bears testimony to the durability and high quality of this material, which has been successfully used in clinical dentistry for almost 20 years. The IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime and IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetic discs are a product of the company’s commitment to innovation and developing top quality dental solutions. The new design of the Prime Zirconia discs is a further example of the company’s innovativeness.
No compromises in the fabrication of zirconia restorations
Tobias Specht, Senior Director Global Business Unit Labside Digital of the Ivoclar Group has the following to say about the products: “Our Prime Zirconia products are the result of intensive collaboration with our customers. Their invaluable inputs have enabled the developers of our IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime and IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetic to come up with and add a highly innovative feature to our discs in the form of a compact ring, which assists users in inserting the disc or repositioning it in the milling machine correctly. It is no longer necessary to make individual guide markings. Moreover, the ring protects the disc from fracturing or chipping, and it allows the disc to be inserted in its holder in the milling machine without creating any tension. The ring is colour coded in accordance with the IPS e.max ZirCAD product portfolio to make work easy for dental technicians. It also enables them to easily distinguish between the different products.”
Enhanced efficiency and ease of use
The new feature of the Prime Zirconia discs offers Ivoclar customers an innovative solution that will enable dental laboratories to work more efficiently and accurately. The disc is easy to insert in the holder of the milling machine without creating any tension. Consequently, chipping and fracturing during the milling process is prevented. This not only increases the efficiency of the laboratory, but also reduces any wastage of materials. The disc edge is slightly bevelled to minimise the risk of damage when it is handled repeatedly. This integrated edge protection improves the longevity of the zirconia disc and therefore contributes to enhancing the cost effectiveness of the laboratory. The ring has a notch, which allows the disc to be repositioned in the holder with ease. Therefore, it is no longer necessary for dental technicians to mark the disc themselves. This saves valuable time and further increases the efficiency of the laboratory. In order to heighten user-friendliness, the ring matches the colour of the disc, making it easy to identify the required type of disc even on the busiest of days.
With the introduction of the ring around the IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime and IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetic discs, Ivoclar has taken a further step towards heightening customer satisfaction and improving and simplifying dental laboratory processes. This innovative solution combines efficiency, reliability, aesthetics and user friendliness and highlights Ivoclar’s commitment to excellence in dental laboratory technology.
For more information visit: www.ivoclar.com/expertiseandconfidence
See for yourself
Experience the quality and aesthetics of Ivoclar’s Prime Zirconia up close at the LMT Lab Day Chicago 2024, which takes place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601, from 22 to 24 February 2024.
About the Ivoclar Group
The Ivoclar Group, headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of integrated solutions for high-quality dental applications. For over a century, the company has been shaping the dental industry, enabling people to achieve the best oral health and enjoy a beautiful smile. The company's success is based on a comprehensive portfolio of products, systems and services, strong research and development capabilities and a clear commitment to training and further education. The group of companies, which sells its products to around 130 countries, has 56 subsidiaries and branch offices and employs roughly 3,700 people worldwide. More information about the Ivoclar Group is available at ivoclar.com.
 Ivoclar, Scientific Report IPS e.max Vol. 3, Study Report 2018