Zirconium oxide: The benefits of IPS e.max ZirCAD
Are you interested in zirconium oxide? If so, you should have a look at IPS e.max ZirCAD. It will definitely be worth your while.
Successful all-ceramic system
IPS e.max has become a very popular all-ceramic system over the years. When it was first introduced it comprised lithium disilicate glass-ceramics (IPS e.max Press and IPS e.max CAD) and zirconium oxide (IPS e.max ZirCAD). Recently, Ivoclar Vivadent, the company that manufactures these materials, has added zirconium discs and blocks with enhanced properties to its assortment of products. So what are the actual benefits of this material?
1st benefit: stability
Due to its high flexural strength and toughness, monolithic zirconium oxide is one of the most widely used all-ceramic restoratives apart from lithium disilicate. The material’s robust quality allows the thickness of the restoration walls to be reduced quite considerably. As a result, non-invasive tooth preparation is possible.
2nd benefit: versatility
The indication spectrum of IPS e.max ZirCAD encompasses crowns and bridges as well as implant-supported superstructures. Copings and multi-unit frameworks are fabricated by means of the layering technique. Monolithic crowns and bridges are chracterized and/or glazed.
3rd benefit: maximum efficiency and esthetics
IPS e.max ZirCAD MT Multi is the most important component of the system. It is manufactured on the basis of a special powder formulation and innovative colour technology. IPS e.max ZirCAD MT Multi restorations have a natural-looking progression of colour and translucency from the dentin to the incisal area. Consequently, restorations in A-D shades can be efficiently produced without having to stain them. The resulting crowns and three-unit bridges are natural-looking in their translucency and colour.
Conclusion: IPS e.max = more all-ceramics
IPS e.max is the only all-ceramic system that incorporates both lithium disilicate glass-ceramics and zirconium oxide and therefore provides a solution for all the indications of fixed prosthetics. IPS e.max offers a versatile range of possibilities for the manufacture of esthetic all-ceramic restorations.
Integrating discolourations: Case presentation by Koubi / Ubassy to download
They are an experienced duo: dentist Stéfan Koubi and dental technician Gérald Ubassy from France. Learn from the two how the integration of nature can open up completely new possibilities in the esthetic design of dental restorations.
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