IPS Empress CAD

EmpressCAD_divHalter_4magnifying glass

IPS Empress CAD are leucite-reinforced high-performance blocks for the CAD/CAM technology. With its homogeneity and light scattering behaviour, IPS Empress CAD provides a balanced chameleon effect. In addition to the light optical properties, the ceramic blocks are distinguished for their average biaxial flexural strength of 185 MPa*. IPS Empress CAD restorations enthuse users with their true-to-nature translucency and convincing esthetics.

Outstanding results
IPS Empress CAD restorations may subsequently be stained and/or glazed or individually veneered. Customized characterisations on the restoration surface can be reproduced using the universal stains assortment IPS Ivocolor. After characterization, the restorations are fired in a Programat furnace. A cut-back and the opalescent IPS Empress Esthetic Veneer layering material, the veneering technique has come yet another step closer to imitating nature.

IPS Empress CAD blocks are available in two different translucency levels and as polychromatic multi-blocks. They are supplied in A-D shades, Chromascop and modern light Bleach shades.

HT Blocks
The IPS Empress CAD HT blocks with high translucency are mainly used for the milling of smaller restorations (e.g. inlays), due to their lifelike chameleon effect.

LT Blocks
Thanks to their chroma and brightness value, the LT blocks with lower translucency are ideally suitable for the fabrication of larger restorations (e.g. partial crowns, crowns).

Multi Blocks
The polychromatic IPS Empress CAD Multi blocks are the highlight of the IPS Empress CAD range of products. Given their true-to-nature shade and fluorescence transition between the dentin and the incisal areas, they provide restorations with a maximum of esthetics and lifelike appearance even without characterization.


  • Highly esthetic CAD/CAM-fabricated restorations
  • Choice of true-to-nature chameleon effect, lifelike brightness value, or natural shade gradient
  • Flexural strength of 185 MPa*


  • Veneers
  • Inlays, onlays
  • Crowns

* Mean biaxial flexural strength over 10 years. Source: R&D Ivoclar Vivadent, Schaan, Liechtenstein