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 is the Professionals Choice
IPS e.max CAD is the world’s best-selling glass-ceramic. 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.
The highly esthetic lithium disilicate glass-ceramic has been a firm favorite of dentists and patients for over 15 years.
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 esthetics.
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 esthetic results.
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].
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. In addition, it shows a high fracture toughness of 2.11 MPa • m1/2. 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].
From crowns, occlusal veneers, and inlays to hybrid abutments – IPS e.max CAD covers an unrivalled scope of applications in CAD/CAM glass-ceramics.
High esthetic 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.
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.
Long-term cooperation with CAD/CAM partners
IPS e.max blocks are available with holders for the authorized chairside CAD/CAM systems of PrograMill (Ivoclar), CEREC® (Dentsply Sirona), PlanMill® (Planmeca) and ceramill® (Amann Girrbach).
Onlays (occlusal veneers, partial crowns)
Three-unit bridges up to the second premolar as the terminal abutmentImplant-supported hybrid restorations (hybrid abutments, hybrid abutment crowns
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 restorative materials, Ivoclar recommends the following cements to maximize the performance and esthetics of IPS e.max restorations.
Find the best the cement material for your situation using the Ivoclar Cementation Navigation System.
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.
With its natural esthetics and high strength, IPS e.max 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 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 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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*The range of products varies according to the different CAD/CAM system.
 Based on global sales figures.
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