IPS e.max CAD
The highly esthetic lithium disilicate glass-ceramic (LS2)
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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 and is known for its versatile applications, comprehensive range of processing options and for its high strength of 530 MPa[2].

The highly aesthetic lithium disilicate glass-ceramic has been a firm favourite of dentists and patients for over 15 years.

How you benefit:

High-strength and tough material

More than 10 years of ongoing quality testing show that IPS e.max CAD offers a high biaxial flexural strength of 530 MPa[2]. In addition, it shows a high fracture toughness of 2.11 MPa m1/2[3]. This combination is particularly sought after in minimally invasive dentistry.

More than 10 years of clinical evidence

Clinical long-term success and scientifically documented results – the blue block has been on the market since 2005 and has since proven itself clinically[4-6].

Maximum versatility

From crowns, occlusal veneers, and inlays to hybrid abutments – IPS e.max CAD covers a unrivalled scope of applications in CAD/CAM glass-ceramics.

High aesthetics

High aesthetic standards are fulfilled due to the four different levels of translucency, the A–D shades and the special Bleach and Impulse shades. The comprehensive range ensures excellent shade match.

Versatile cementation options

IPS e.max CAD restorations can be cemented adhesively, self-adhesively or conventionally, depending on the restoration type[7-9]. This allows you to choose the appropriate cementation method for each clinical situation. 

10-year guarantee

You get a 10-year guarantee on all placed IPS e.max CAD restorations. The IPS e.max Guarantee also applies retroactively for five years to restorations that were permanently placed on 1 July 2015 or later.

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

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, aesthetics, biocompatibility and reliability."

Dominique Vinci, Switzerland

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

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."

Oliver Schneider, Germany

"Having used IPS e.max CAD for ten years in clinical applications, I'm still fascinated by the material's reliability, high aesthetics and biocompatibility. 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
  • Crowns
  • Inlays
  • Onlays (z.B. occlusal veneers, partial crowns)
  • Veneers
  • Three-unit bridges up to the second premolar as the terminal abutment
  • Implant-supported hybrid restorations (hybrid abutments, hybrid abutment crowns)

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

Our clinically proven solutions provide you with versatile cementation options – depending on the restoration type, the restorations can be placed using either the adhesive, self-adhesive or conventional luting technique[7-9].

Crowns
≥1.0 mm in the anterior and posterior region; minimally invasive crowns (1 mm)
Veneers
≥ 0,4 mm
Occlusal veneers
≥ 1,0 mm
Inlays
 
Onlays
 
Partial crowns
 
Three-unit bridges
up to the second premolar as the terminal abutment
Hybrid abutment crowns
for the replacement of single teeth
Hybrid abutments
for the replacement of single teeth
High biaxial flexural strength of 530 MPa[2]
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 aesthetic results. 

Polishing technique (self glaze)
Polishing of the blue restoration, followed by speed crystallization without individual characterization and glazing.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Cut-back technique
Crystallization without the application of materials. Incisal firing using IPS e.max Ceram materials. Stain/Glaze firing using IPS Ivocolor materials.
Layering technique
Crystallization without the application of materials. Dentin/Incisal firing using IPS e.max Ceram materials. Stain/Glaze firing using IPS Ivocolor materials.
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 aesthetics.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 (Ivoclar), CEREC® (Dentsply Sirona), PlanMill® (Planmeca) and ceramill® (Amann Girrbach).

Everything for your CAD/CAM chairside treatment

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