Designed with simplicity and versatility in mind, IPS e.max is the ultimate in metal-free esthetics and durability offering high-strength materials for CAD/CAM technique.
IPS e.max CAD unites modern processing technology with a high-performance material. The lithium disilicate glass-ceramic is manufactured in an innovative technological process, unique in the dental industry. The glass-ceramic is processed for the laboratory in a crystalline intermediate phase. In this "soft" state, the material exhibits its unusual "bluish" color and strength of approximately 160 MPa. In this "blue" phase, the restorations can be manually adjusted or cut-back in a fast and efficient fashion. IPS e.max CAD acquires its final strength of 360 MPa and the desired esthetic characteristics, such as tooth color, translucency and brightness, during a simple and quick crystallization process.
IPS e.max ZirCAD frameworks are either veneered with IPS e.max Ceram or IPS e.max ZirPress is pressed onto them. The specially developed ZirLiner, zirconia liner establishes an optimum bond, no matter which technique you choose. Due to its excellent final strength, IPS e.max ZirCAD is the material of choice for indications where high strength is required, e.g. posterior bridges.