IPS- Emax is a revolutionary pressed ceramic material, which is becoming extremely popular and gives unrivaled results in all ceramic technology. It comprises of an innovative lithium disilicate glass-ceramic, which enables the fabrication of accurately fitting, functional and aesthetically pleasing restorations. They also have a high strength of 400 Mpa.
A variety of different ceramic ingots can be used when fabricating IPS emax crowns. Depending on the type of crown, it’s position in the intra oral environment, and the patients own requirements, we tailor our procedure to suit.
High Opacity ingots:- these are used to mask a heavily discolored preparation.
Medium Opacity ingots:- they come in 5 group shades and are ideal for vital, slightly discoloured preparations.
Low Translucency ingots:- Theses come in 16 A-D group shades and 4 bleach shades and are best suited for larger crowns, for example, posterior crowns. They impress patients with their high brightness value and chroma.
High Translucency ingots:- With their high translucency these ingots are best suited for smaller restorations such as inlays and onlays. They can be individualised using the staining technique.