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IPS Empress Esthetic

IPS Empress Esthetic is a leucite glass-ceramic ingot suitable for the press technique. The accurately fitting all-ceramic restorations impress patients, dentists and dental technicians alike. 

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Highly esthetic single-tooth restorations
IPS Empress Esthetic is the material of choice when it comes to the fabrication of pressed, highly-esthetic single tooth restorations. In addition to the excellent strength values, the leucite glass-ceramic ingots are distinguished for their exceptional esthetics. The homogeneous material scatters light naturally and provides a balanced chameleon effect.

Flexibility in the completion of restorations
IPS Empress Press 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 Esthetic is available in a total of 7 degrees of translucency, distributed among 12 ingots. The slightly shaded TC ingots are available in 6 shades.

E T Ingots
Given their high translucency, E T ingots are used for the fabrication of smaller restorations, such as inlays or onlays. The ingots can be used for older patients with a strongly translucent, glassy residual dentition or for younger patients with a residual dentition of low opacity.

E O Ingots
The E O ingots with increased opacity are ideally suitable for pressing crowns and veneers for patients with a residual dentition of medium to very high opacity and to match the restoration with bleached teeth.

E TC Ingots
The shaded E TC ingots are available in 6 shades. Given their chroma, they are particularly suitable for the cut-back technique, in which incisal materials are layered in the incisal and/or occlusal third after pressing.


  • Highly esthetic pressed restorations
  • True-to-nature light scattering and balanced chameleon effect
  • Excellent press results and accuracy of fit
  • Flexural strength of 185 MPa1


  • Inlays, onlays
  • Veneers
  • Partial crowns
  • Crowns

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