Oliver Brix: "The new powders are a must!"
Would you like to find out about the experiences that dental technicians have already had with the new IPS e.max Ceram Power Dentin and Power Incisal and the new IPS Ivocolor range of stains and glazes? We asked the renowned dental technician Oliver Brix from Germany to give us an interview. Below you will find out what this seasoned professional has had to tell us about these products.
Mr Brix, you are specializing in all-ceramics. What experiences have you had with the new products IPS e.max Ceram Power Dentin and Power Incisal?
Oliver Brix: The newly developed Power Dentin and Power Incisal powders make it possible to obtain the required brightness values that previously could only be achieved by mixing existing materials in a time-consuming process. In my opinion, the new materials are not an option but a must when you use IPS e.max Ceram.
How would you describe the new products in a few words? Is there an aspect that you particularly like about them?
Oliver Brix: The variety of powders has increased. The different shade characteristics can be reproduced using a range of different approaches. The dynamics and vibrancy of a restoration can be selectively controlled.
What are in your view the main advantages of the new product? To what extent does it make an improvement to the day-to-day work in the lab?
Oliver Brix: Achieving an exact match with the natural tooth shade has always been a challenge. The new powders make it easier to create the desired effect. Now you can choose between the classic dentin and incisal powders with a low brightness value and the new IPS e.max Ceram Power Dentin and Power Incisal powders with a high brightness value - as required by the restoration.
Finally, a few words about the new Ivocolor range of stains and glazes, which can be used in combination with IPS e.max. What advantages does IPS Ivocolor offer and what makes this product special for you?
source: Oliver Brix, Initial situation 11
Oliver Brix: With IPS Ivocolor, a comprehensive system for creating both internal and external characterizations has finally become available. They can be mixed in with the ceramic materials or used for surface enhancements. The new glazes give restorations the ultimate finishing touch when they are glaze fired and lead to astonishing results.
Mr Brix, thank you for talking to us.
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