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IPS e.max is biocompatible lithium disilicate glass-ceramic.
The innovative IPS e.max Press lithium disilicate glass-ceramic (LS2) offers excellent fit, form and function combined with improved high strength of 500 MPa. The material is supplied in four levels of translucency and two sizes. The resulting restorations exhibit lifelike esthetics, independent of the shade of the preparations.
IPS e.max Press is used to produce single-tooth restorations, bridges for the anterior and premolar region and implant superstructures. Minimally invasive inlays and onlays (1 mm) and thin veneers (0.3 mm) round out the indication range.
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.
These polychromatic and polytranslucent ingots provide a natural shade progression from the margin to the incisal edge, and enable technicians to achieve a strong and highly esthetic restoration without needing to cutback and layer.
The high translucency ingots (HT) are suitable for minimally invasive to full-contour restorations, such as inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges and veneers. The restorations are monolithic and characterized with staining materials.
The medium translucency ingots (MT) are suitable for minimally invasive to full-contour restorations, such as inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges and veneers. The restorations are monolithic and characterized with staining materials
Full-contour partial crowns and crowns are fabricated with the low translucency ingots (LT). The restorations can be left monolithic and characterized with stain or cutback and layered with e.max ceram.
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.
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.
The new Impulse ingots are available in three brightness values (Value 1,2,3) and two opalescent shades (Opal 1,2).These ingots are mainly used to fabricate thin veneers, table tops as well as partial and single crowns.