The Pros make it e.max

Dental professionals across the globe have chosen IPS e.max for over 170 million restorations and counting*.

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 Prime 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 System

IPS e.max combines beauty with high performance in the most impressive way, as it is comprised of materials that demonstrate exceptional life-like esthetics along with fracture resilient toughness. These versatile materials are available for both press and CAD/CAM applications. The decision to use IPS e.max unlocks unlimited opportunities to provide the outcomes patients deserve.

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The clinically proven solution for all your CAD/CAM needs.

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 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.

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 esthetic results.


Cementation Options

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[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 an unrivalled scope of applications in CAD/CAM glass-ceramics.

  •  High esthetics
    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. 

  •  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.

  • 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).


Types of Restoration

  • Crowns

  • Inlays

  • Onlays (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
For over 15 years the highly esthetic lithium disilicate glass-ceramic has been a firm favourite of dentists and patients.

IPS e.max Cementation

High performance resin modified glass ionomer cement designed for everyday use
The newest addition to the Cementation Family
ZirCAD Cement
Easy and economical zirconia cementation
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Variolink Esthetic
Adhesive Bonding for Full Mouth-Esthetics 
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Multilink Automix
Adhesive Bonding in Posterior Region
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SpeedCEM Plus
Self-adhesive Cementation
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Cementation Navigation System

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.

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The laboratory proven solution.

IPS emax Press
IPS e.max Press are lithium disilicate glass-ceramic ingots for the press technique.

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.

IPS emax ZirCAD Prime
Versatile and innovative zirconium oxide material for multiple indications

A versatile and innovative premium zirconium oxide material with a large indication range. IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime 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.



Multi Ingots
The material demonstrates a lifelike shade progression from the dentin to the incisal areas and therefore imparts monolithic restorations with a highly esthetic appearance. With these ingots, veneers and anterior, posterior and hybrid abutment crowns are fabricated quickly and efficiently.
HT Ingots
The high translucency ingots (HT) are suitable for the fabrication of minimally invasive full-contour restorations, such as inlays, onlays and veneers.
MT Ingots
These medium-translucency ingots are used in cases where a brighter material than HT and a more translucent material than LT is needed.
LT Ingots
Full-contour partial crowns and crowns are fabricated with the low translucency ingots (LT). In the anterior region in particular, the esthetic appearance of the restorations is maximized by employing the cut-back technique
MO Ingots
The medium opacity ingots (MO) are used to fabricate substructures for vital or slightly discolored teeth. They create an ideal basis for lifelike restorations completed with the layering technique.
HO Ingots
In cases where the prepared tooth structure is discolored or titanium abutments are used, the HO ingots mask the dark background to achieve highly esthetic results.
Impulse Ingots
The restorations produced with these ingots have exceptionally opalescent properties. Therefore, this material is ideal for producing (thin) veneers for light teeth, which require an opalescent effect.


  • Proven, high-strength material for long-lasting clinical results; flexible
    cementation options

  • 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

  • Occlusal 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 Prime and IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetics 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.


Monochromatic discs:
  • IPS e.max ZirCAD MT,
  • IPS e.max ZirCAD LT,
  • IPS e.max ZirCAD MO
Multilayered discs: 
  • IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime,
  • IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetic,
  • IPS e.max ZirCAD MT Multi
IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime

With its natural esthetics and high strength, IPS e.max ZirCAD 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.

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  • 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.

Strength & Beauty
"I make it e.max Prime because of the materials strength, beauty and chameleon effect with natural teeth. My doctors love it too!" - Yuki Momma, Boston, MA
"What does e.max mean to me? It means predictability. Predictability in esthetics; predictability in clinical outcomes; and predictability in longevity. All factors that add up to a successful dental practice.” - Peter Gardell, Stamford CT
“I make it e.max because of its strength and beauty. Strength serves my patients in terms of material strength and bond strength, and my patients absolutely love the esthetics.” - Nada Albatish, Newmarket, ON Canada
High-end Quality
"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." Edgar Jimenez, Minneapolis MN
Clinical Success
“Fifteen years ago I made my mom smile by making it e.max. A few years and a few thousand smiles later we are still going strong.” - David Rice, St. Petersburg, FL
Esthetics and Ease of Cementation
“I make it e.max because of the esthetics, ease of cementation and its natural life-like appearance and durability. My patients love it too.” - Dimple Desai, Newport Beach, CA
Efficient & Versatility
“I’ll tell you why in three words me and my doctors make it e.max. It’s very simple. First it’s efficiency; second it’s translucency; and third it’s versatility. Do I have to tell you more about this? I don’t think so.” - Hugo Hebert, Quebec Canada
Range of Indications
“I make it e.max because it’s esthetic, reliable and it can be used for almost every indirect procedure we perform.” - David Babb, Beaufort, SC
Patients Love It!
“I make it e.max because it is esthetic, because it is dependable, and I love it. My patients love it and my ceramist loves it.” - Jason Olitsky, Jacksonville, FL

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