"All-ceramic, high-strength lithium disilicate restorations in the daily clinical application for single tooth restorations form an alternative to the metal ceramic gold standard."(1)
Polyclinic for Dental Prosthetics at the University Hospital of Düsseldorf, Germany
A study conducted by the Department of Prosthodontics (Dusseldorf University Hospital) has evaluated the scientific evidence, the indication spectrum and the mechanical properties of lithium disilicate – the material that makes up IPS e.max CAD and IPS e.max Press.
The study shows that high-strength lithium disilicate glass-ceramics used in conjunction with the adhesive technique have caused a paradigm shift in fixed denture prosthetics. Minimally invasive treatment protocols can now be predictably implemented.
Time-saving and cost-efficient treatment options
Monolithic applications of the material in combination with CAD/CAM techniques in particular allow patients to be treated with implant-supported dentures quickly, efficiently and at affordable costs. The detailed results of the study have been published.(1)