The new standard in glazing materials
If you ask dental technicians about their ideas of an ideal ceramic glaze, they describe a variety of features.
For instance, they would like the glaze paste to maintain a stable consistency from the first to the last quantity that they use. The glaze should be easy to both dilute and apply to the restoration - and this should be possible on any ceramic. With efficiency being a top priority in the dental lab, the firing process should be identical for as many ceramic materials as possible and, above all, firing should be very quick. The fired restorations should demonstrate a homogeneous glossy surface, achieved in a single firing cycle, and an unchanged tooth shade.
A solution is now available for these requirements: IPS Ivocolor Glaze!
Newly developed formulation: suitable for every delivery form
IPS Ivocolor Glaze is a newly developed glazing material that is compatible with the entire range of ceramic materials from Ivoclar Vivadent. The glazes are available in a powder and paste delivery form to meet the preferences of the individual user in terms of delivery form. The glaze pastes contain organic components that ensure high storage stability but not only: they can also be easily mixed and diluted. The new glazes feature a low glass transition point, allowing high-gloss firing results to be achieved at temperatures as low as 710 °C. The newly developed organic structure results in fired restorations free of white or grey discolouring.
Consistent consistency after long storage
Handling properties: stable even when highly diluted
Processing allows users to take advantage of a convenient new characteristic: Given their thixotropic properties, the glaze pastes can be evenly applied in a masking coating; they are stable even if they have been highly diluted and do not drip off the restoration. If the glazes are not highly diluted, surface details can be created during application of the glaze layer. The glazes in the powder delivery form can be mixed with IPS Ivocolor Mixing Liquid allround or longlife to achieve a consistency that allows the application of an even, masking coat, similar to pastes. The glaze powders are particularly recommended if the texture incorporated into the ceramic layers should be maintained and the aim is to achieve a combination of inherent gloss and glaze.
Mixed glaze paste with thixotropic properties
Dental technicians benefit substantially from the low firing temperatures of the glazes. Cut-back and partially veneered restorations (e.g. partially veneered zirconium oxide) can be glazed and fired with a single coating of glazing material. Even combinations of glaze powder and paste are possible. IPS Ivocolor Glaze offers a multitude of options when finishing ceramic restorations.
Advantages of IPS Ivocolor Glaze:
- Compatible with all ceramic materials from Ivoclar Vivadent and Zenostar (Wieland Dental)
- Available in a powder and paste delivery form to meet individual preferences
- Stable consistency, even after long storage
- Glaze pastes with thixotropic properties to facilitate application of the glaze
- High-gloss firing results - no grey or white discolouration
- Short firing cycles due to low firing temperatures
- Suitable for both high- and low-fusing ceramics
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