IPS e.max®

The ultimate in metal-free aesthetics
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IPS e.max®

Also available in the Quest range the IPS e.max® system is the ultimate in metal-free aesthetics and durability, offering high-strength materials for both press and CAD/CAM technique.

Why IPS e.max®?

  • The ceramic is stronger than that on PFZ, and it’s easier to match crowns and veneers on surrounding teeth with a consistent layering ceramic.
  • E.max crowns, veneers and dental bridges are made from an innovative lithium disilicate glass-ceramic that creates lifelike restorations.
  • Strong, highly translucent and attractive, offering accuracy of fit, shape and function.
  • All components are available from one manufacturer.

A range of options

  • With the press technique, two different types of IPS e.max® ingots are available:
    1. Press – a high-strength glass-ceramic
    2. ZirPress – an aesthetic glass-ceramic pressed onto zirconium oxide in a fast and efficient procedure.
  • CAD/CAM applications have either the highly aesthetic IPS e.max® CAD ceramic glass blocks for extra strength or the high strength IPS e.max® ZirCAD.  Zirconium oxide can be selected, depending on the case requirements
  • The nano-fluorapatite layering ceramic IPS e.max® Ceram completes the all-ceramic system. This material is used to veneer all IPS e.max® components, whether they’re glass-ceramic or zirconium oxide.
  • The ceramics used to make e.max crowns and veneers are issued with US IdentCeram® certificates to verify the American Dental Association classification and the content of the restorative materials.

IPS e.max® (CAD)

MaterialLithium Disilicate
(Able to be layered)
Aesthetics✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Bridges (Up to Premolar)
EtchHydrofluoric Acid
Durability✓ ✓ ✓
Bonding✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Flexural Strength470 MPa Press - 530 MPa CAD
Method of ManufactureCAD/CAM, Press and Customisation
Material Shades/Colouring20 Shades
Stain Resistance✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Span/Ingot SizeSingle Unit to 3-unit Bridges (Anteriors and Premolars Only)

IPS e.max® (Press)

MaterialPressable Calcium Fluorapatite Glass Ceramic applied to a Zirconia CAD Framework.
Bridges (Up to Premolar)
Impression TechniqueDigital or Traditional
Aesthetics✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
MarginsShoulder/Heavy Chamfer
Durability✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
CementationConventional or Adhesive
Bonding✓ (Limited)
Flexural Strength900 MPa (Substructure), 110 MPa (Porcelain)
Method of ManufactureCAD/CAM and Press
Material Shades/Colouring8 Framework Shades
Stain Resistance✓ ✓ ✓
Span/Ingot SizeUp to 6 Units, Full Arch Possible