IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime—Redefining zirconia

By Ivoclar Vivadent
March 07, 2019

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: Few brands have actually revolutionised the dental market; IPS e.max is one of them. Now, Ivoclar Vivadent will be launching IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime, a highly aesthetic zirconia in a one-disc solution for dental laboratories that will redefine zirconia.

Is there a disc that features high strength and high aesthetics? A disc suitable for faithfully reproducing the seamless progression of natural dentition? A disc with a broad range of indications? Yes, now there is a disc that fulfils the requirements of state-of-the-art all-ceramic restorations: IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime from Ivoclar Vivadent.

Gradient Technology is the secret

IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime complements Ivoclar Vivadent’s current zirconia portfolio of the successful and most-sold all-ceramic system in the world and is based on an all-new manufacturing technique. 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, and innovative filling technology and top-quality manufacturing allow for highly aesthetic results to be achieved with outstanding accuracy of fit. The sintering time, among other things, has also been streamlined to, for example, 2 hours and 26 minutes for single crowns in the Programat S1 1600.

A new era in zirconia technology

Unlike the Multi zirconia 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 sets new benchmarks in the aesthetic appearance of zirconia, 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 possesses a biaxial flexural strength of 1,200 MPa (dentine) and a fracture toughness of > 5 MPa · m1/2 (dentine). IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is available in 16 A–D shades and four BL shades and is compatible with the IPS e.max system.

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

 

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