Characterizations and natural-looking features, for example, hypocalcifications or stains can be created with composite systems such as IPS Empress Direct. Learn how to incorporate special optical effects in Class IV restorations by using a simple approach. Read more about this process.

Characterizing with composite resin systems

Characterizations and natural-looking features, for example, hypocalcifications or stains can be created with composite systems such as IPS Empress Direct. The special Effect materials (e.g. IPS Empress Direct Color, Effect Trans 30 and Trans Opal) are applied very thinly (approx. 0.1 – 0.5 mm) under the enamel or incisal layer. This prevents them from wearing away over time. The selection of the shade depends on the indication. Would you like to know more about this topic?

New guide provides handy tips

Additional answers to questions about typical clinical challenges are provided in the new brochure entitled: "Tips & tricks for direct restorative treatment procedures”.

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