With flexibility in terms of shades, translucency and cementation, it can adapt to a variety of clinical situations. Using high-tech CAD/CAM fabrication, anterior crowns, posterior crowns and inlays/onlays all exhibit precision quality and fit. The monolithic form of IPS e.max CAD lithium disilicate is one of the most durable restorations available today.
IPS e.max CAD unites modern processing technology with a high-performance material, lithium disilicate. The glass-ceramic is processed in a crystalline intermediate phase. In this “soft” state, the material exhibits its unusual “bluish” color and strength of approximately 160 MPa. In the “blue” phase, the restorations can be manually adjusted or cut-back in a fast and efficient fashion.
IPS e.max CAD acquires its final strength of 360 MPa and the desired esthetic characteristics, such as tooth color, translucency and brightness, during a simple and quick crystallization process. Depending on the case at hand and the preoperative situation, you can provide your patients with impeccable aesthetics that require high mechanical stability.
Stay tuned to our next article, we will cover the e.max cut-back technique.