IPS e.max®

Faced with a difficult case that requires a balance of strength and aesthetics? IPS e.max® is the ideal solution for you and your patient. At an affordable price, IPS e.max is an effective metal-free dental restoration alternative.

Whether you prefer high-strength glass ceramic or zirconium oxide restorations, IPS e.max offers you the perfect balance between simplicity and versatility. IPS e.max uses leading fabrication techniques to optimize strength and accuracy of fit. Through its innovative all-ceramic, conventionally cementable system, IPS e.max delivers excellent shade matching for a stunning smile your patients will love.

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[trx_accordion_item title=”Required Case Material”]

  • Upper and lower impressions or models
  • Bite Registration
  • Tooth shade
  • Stump shade

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  • The standard for anterior esthetics
  • 4 day in-lab turnaround
  • Save $10 per unit by using an intra-oral scanner and model-less technique
  • Conventionally cement or bond using a full resin


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  • Anterior & Posterior Crowns
  • Anterior 3 unit bridges
  • Screw-Retained Crowns
  • Crowns over Custom Abutments
  • Inlays & Onlays
  • Veneers

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  • Do not use on patients with malfunctional occlusion (bruxzers or clenchers)
  • Not recommended for posterior bridges
  • Do not use as abutments for cast partials
  • Do not use for 2 or more consecutive pontics
  • Do not use for Maryland-type bridges
  • Do not use when minimal occlusal clearances
    cannot be achieved: 0.7mm anterior, 1.0mm posterior
  • Underlying prep stump shade extremely dark or cast posts. E.max cannot block out these darker underlying stump shades. In these cases a zirconia coping is needed for block out, or a PFM.

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  • Lithium Disilicate Glass Ceramic (400 MPa)

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Anterior crowns require a CHAMFER margin:

    • 1.0-1.5 mm facial/labial reduction
    • 1.0 mm deep chamfer margin
    • .07-1.2 mm lingual reduction

Veneers require a CHAMFER margin

    • 0.3-1.0mm facial/labial reduction
    • 0.3-0.7 mm deep chamfer margin

Posterior crowns require a CHAMFER margin:

    • 1.0-1.5 mm occlusal reduction
    • 1.5 mm axial
    • 1.0 mm deep chamfer margin

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  • Resin Self Etch/ Self Adhesive Resin (crowns and bridges NOT veneers)
  • Panavia SA Cement, Kuraray
  • Rely-x Unicem Automix 2, 3M ESPEMax Cem Elite, Kerr
  • RMGI (Resin Modified Glass Ionomer) (crowns and bridges NOT veneers)
  • Fugi Cem Automix, GC America
  • Rely-x Luting Plus, 3M ESPE
  • Resin Bonding (Veneers)
  • Panavia V5 Cement, Kuraray
  • Variolink II, Ivoclar Vivadent
  • Rely-x Veneer, 3M ESPE
  • Calibra, Dentsply Caulk