IPS Empress Esthetic is a leucite glass-ceramic ingot suitable for the press technique. The accurately fitting all-ceramic restorations impress patients, dentists and dental technicians alike.
Highly aesthetic single-tooth restorations
IPS Empress Esthetic is the material of choice when it comes to the fabrication of pressed, highly-aesthetic single tooth restorations. In addition to the excellent strength values, the leucite glass-ceramic ingots are distinguished for their exceptional aesthetics. The homogeneous material scatters light naturally and provides a balanced chameleon effect.*
Flexibility in the completion of restorations
IPS Empress Press restorations may subsequently be stained and/or glazed or individually veneered. Customized characterisations on the restoration surface can be reproduced using the universal stains assortment IPS Ivocolor. After characterization, the restorations are fired in a Programat furnace. A cut-back and the opalescent IPS Empress Esthetic Veneer layering material, the veneering technique has come yet another step closer to imitating nature.
IPS Empress Esthetic is available in a total of 7 degrees of translucency, distributed among 12 ingots. The slightly shaded TC ingots are available in 6 shades.
E T Ingots
Given their high translucency, E T ingots are used for the fabrication of smaller restorations, such as inlays or onlays. The ingots can be used for older patients with a strongly translucent, glassy residual dentition or for younger patients with a residual dentition of low opacity.
E O Ingots
The E O ingots with increased opacity are ideally suitable for pressing crowns and veneers for patients with a residual dentition of medium to very high opacity and to match the restoration with bleached teeth.
E TC Ingots
The shaded E TC ingots are available in 6 shades. Given their chroma, they are particularly suitable for the cut-back technique, in which incisal materials are layered in the incisal and/or occlusal third after pressing.
- Highly aesthetic pressed restorations
- True-to-nature light scattering and balanced chameleon effect*
- Excellent press results and accuracy of fit
- Flexural strength of 185 MPa 
- Inlays, onlays
- Partial crowns
* At natural lighting conditions. The use of artificially generated UV or UV-like light may result in a different impression.
 Mean biaxial flexural strength over 10 years. Source: R&D Ivoclar, Schaan, Liechtenstein