IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime: redefining zirconia

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Ivoclar Vivadent have released a highly aesthetic zirconium oxide in a “one-disc solution” for dental laboratories. Few brands have managed to revolutionise the dental market and IPS e.max is one of them. Now, Ivoclar Vivadent launches IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime, a material that is redefining zirconia.

IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime from Ivoclar Vivadent:
-       A disc that features high-strength and high aesthetics
-       A disc suitable to faithfully reproduce the seamless progression of natural dentition
-       A disc with a broad range of indications
-       A disc that fulfils the requirements of state-of-the-art all-ceramic restorations

Gradient Technology (GT) is the secret:
IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime complements the current zirconia portfolio of the successful and most-sold all-ceramic system in the world and is based on an all-new type of manufacturing technique. The Gradient Technology (GT) is the heart of the new material, combining three innovative processing steps in one product. Ingenious powder conditioning of the raw materials 3Y-TZP and 5Y-TZP, innovative filling technology and top-quality manufacturing allow for highly aesthetic results to be achieved with outstanding accuracy of fit. The sintering times among other things have also been streamlined to, for example, 2 h 26 min for single crowns in the Programat S1 1600.

A new era in zirconia technology:
Unlike the Multi zirconium oxide disc, the IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime disc is not built up with  layers. A continuous, seamless progression of the shade and translucency and optimised translucent properties ensure high-end aesthetics. The new disc is setting new benchmarks in the aesthetic appearance of zirconium oxide, irrespective of whether the monolithic, cut-back or veneering technique is used. IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime covers a wide array of indications – ranging from single tooth crowns to 14-unit bridges. The material features a biaxial flexural strength of 1,200 MPa (dentin) and a fracture toughness of > 5 MPa · m1/2 (dentin). IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is available in 16 A-D shades and 4 BL shades and is compatible with the IPS e.max system.

IPS e.max® and Programat® are registered trademarks of Ivoclar Vivadent AG.