IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime delivers a superior level of quality and high-end esthetics in zirconium oxide restorations. Furthermore, optimized workflows enhance the efficiency and profitability of your dental lab. The Prime product family includes IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime and IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetic, which complement each other in terms of their material composition and their range of applications.
IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is the One-Disc Solution and therefore the all-round genius within the portfolio. The high-strength zirconium oxide material (1200 MPa) is characterized by high accuracy of fit and exceptional quality.
The fascinating all-ceramic ingeniously combines esthetics with flexibility, and is suitable for versatile applications and fabrication techniques. Regardless of the type of restoration needed, whether it be an efficiently fabricated monolithic posterior crown, a stable bridge, an implant-supported restoration or a highly esthetic and elaborately customized single anterior tooth:
Wide spectrum of applications, ranging from crowns to wide-span bridges
Extensive fabrication possibilities: staining, cut-back, layering and infiltration
The One-Disc Solution simplifies stock management in the laboratory
Very high flexural strength (1200 MPa) in the dentin zone, where bridges have to withstand the strongest forces
For restorations on natural prepared tooth structure or on approved implant systems
Ideal for complex cases involving gingival recession or bone loss
Blend of two zirconium oxide raw materials (3Y-TZP and 5Y-TZP) without any visible layers
Progressively increasing translucency in the incisal zone, smooth shade progression and in the cervical zone a flexural strength of 1200 MPa.
High-end esthetics comparable to lithium disilicate
4 Bleach BL shades
16 A-D shades
Disc thicknesses: 16 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm
Due to its high mechanical stability of 1200 MPa flexural strength, IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime covers all major applications – from single crowns to widespan bridges. Furthermore, it allows very thin, minimally invasive restorations to be made.
full-contour 3-unit bridges
full-contour bridges composed of 4 or more units with max. 2 pontics
bridge frameworks composed of 3 or more units with max. 2 pontics
MDT Vincent Fehmer (Switzerland) talks about the differences between conventional multi-layer zirconia and IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime. He mentions the smooth progression of shade and translucency within the disc in particular.
Do you fashion the majority of your crowns with zirconium oxide? Do you have exacting expectations of the materials you use and the restorations you create? Are you constantly on the look-out for new and effortless ways to achieve impressive lifelike restorations*? If that is the case, we invite you to discover the new IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetic!
It takes only a few steps to produce esthetic monolithic restorations. Additional staining or a cut-back is unnecessary in most cases. Simple polishing or glazing is adequate for achieving an accurate match with the A-D shade guide. Efficiency and a low susceptibility to error are decisive benefits of the product.
Straightforward polishing with OptraGloss or glazing with the fluorescent IPS Ivocolor glazing paste
Reliable and reproducible process
Minimal manual effort, yet impressive natural-looking* results
For crowns and 3-unit bridges
For restorations of a consistently high level of esthetic quality
Blend of the two zirconium oxide raw materials 4Y-TZP and 5Y-TZP without any visible layers
Progressively higher translucency in the incisal zone, harmonious shade progression and a flexural strength of 850 MPa in the dentin zone
4 Bleach BL shades
16 A-D shades
Disc thicknesses: 14 mm, 16 mm, 20 mm
GT Technology is the key to the genuinely seamless progression of shade* and translucency within the disc, the outstanding accuracy of fit of the product and its efficient processing properties. It is based on a blend of two zirconium oxide raw materials of different strengths and optical characteristics.
Optimally coordinated shade
Highest translucency in the incisal zone
Highly esthetic 5Y-TZP zirconium oxide
Flexural strength: 650 MPa
3-mm thickness, irrespective of the disc thickness
Seamless, layer-free transition zone
Natural shading from dentin to enamel
Increasing translucency in the incisal zone
Increasing flexural strength in the cervical zone
4-mm thickness, irrespective of the disc thickness
Maximum stability in the tooth neck zone
Coordinated shading and opacity
Prime Esthetic: high-strength 4Y-TZP zirconium oxide featuring 850 MPa flexural strength
Prime: high-strength 3Y-TZP zirconium oxide featuring 1200 MPa flexural strength
Thickness varies depending on the disc thickness
The unique GT Technology is at the heart of IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime. Innovative processing technology is used to manufacture the disc using a combination of two zirconium oxide raw materials (3Y-TZP or 4Y-TZP with 5Y-TZP) to produce the striking properties of the IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime material.
All IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime discs – irrespecitve of their thickness – have an incisal zone of 4 mm. It is composed of an ultra-translucent 5Y-TZP zirconium oxide material. The layer-free transition zone, which is significantly responsible for the highly esthetic appearance of the material, is produced as a result of the GT Technology and it is 3 mm thick.
The thickness of the dentin zone, which is composed of high-strength 4Y-TZP (IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetic) or 5Y-TZP zirconium oxide (IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime), varies depending on the thickness of the various discs. It ranges from 7 mm in the 14-mm disc up to 18 mm in the 25-mm disc.
The first-class esthetic appearance of IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is characterized by a lifelike continuous and seamless progression of shade and translucency and by optimized translucent properties, which can only be achieved due to the use of Gradient Technology (GT).
as esthetic as lithium disilicate (LS2)
as strong as zirconium oxide
Easy cementation with ZirCAD® Cement
Gradient Technology for exceptional properties
Find out what our customers are saying about IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime and the reason why they prefer to make it e.max.
“e.max Prime has become my number one choice for strength and beauty. We finally have an esthetic zirconia that is strong enough for splints and bridges and translucent enough to be comfortably used in anterior cases. It‘s gradient technology creates Y3 strength where it is needed as well as Y5 translucency, to create a functional, beautiful restorative. It is truly worthy of the name e.max! “
“Our laboratory focuses on full mouth reconstruction and cosmetic dentistry. The material choice for us is e.max. The reason we love e.max is very simple. It is beautiful and it is very strong. We want to deliver a product to our clients that is going to be very durable and it’s going to be beautiful. e.max definitely covers those two criteria. It’s also easy to work in the lab. It’s easy to layer, easy to contour. We do a lot in the purple stage before we sinter and it’s easy and when we are done we know that we are delivering a quality product that is strong and it’s beautiful. Our doctors trust that we are going to deliver a high-end quality product. We trust Ivoclar with e.max because they simply deliver all the time. Thank you."
“I make it IPS e.max Prime because of legacy. With Prime, I can get strong restorations with similar esthetics as lithium disilicate. My patients are happy with the results and they can’t stop smiling.”
''IPS e.max Prime has been one product that I absolutely prescribe all the time that give myself consistent results both from cosmetic standpoint and overall functional standpoint. When I can do that, it allows me to do all the things that I want to add in the office stress-free."
DDS | Clinician | Consultant | Speaker | Writer
“I started using IPS e.max Prime two years ago, when my Lab recommended the material for a full arch case. I was thoroughly impressed with the results that can be achieved with Prime because it provides the best of both worlds: unparalleled esthetics and maximum strength“
"I recommend e.max Prime because when you see the restoration, it blends right with the patient's natural dentition. It made my life easier and my patients love it"
* At natural lighting conditions. The use of artificially generated UV or UV-like light may result in a different impression.
 IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is suitable for fabricating crowns and bridges composed of up to 14 units, while IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetic is used for creating crowns and three-unit bridges. R&D Ivoclar, Schaan, Liechtenstein
 IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetic is not approved for use in the veneering technique.
 Typical mean value of the biaxial strength in the dentin area (IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime), R&D Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein
 Typical mean value of the biaxial strength in the dentin area (IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetic), R&D Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein
 Typical mean value of the biaxial strength (dentin), R&D Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein