IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime

Redefining all-ceramics

The revolutionary material ensures exceptional quality and esthetics that are comparable to those of lithium disilicate glass-ceramic. This is made possible by the Gradient Technology – a new, innovative manufacturing technique which is used in the production of the material. It is the key to outstanding quality.

Gradient Technology (GT) – the centrepiece of IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime


The new, unique Gradient Technology (GT) is at the heart of IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime. It involves three innovative steps which allow the two raw materials 3Y-TZP (high-strength zirconia) and 5Y-TZP (high-translucent zirconia) to be combined in order to produce the exceptional properties of this revolutionary material.

Ingenious powder conditioning allows the raw materials to be optimally combined. This results in an exceptional accuracy of fit.
The state-of-the-art filling technology is responsible for producing a continuous, seamless progression of the shade and translucency within the material. Consequently, the restorations made with these zirconia discs demonstrate high-end esthetics.
The high-quality processing step of “Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP)” improves the microstructure of the material and optimizes its translucent properties. Furthermore, it allows the material to be sintered at shorter intervals (2:26 hours for single tooth crowns in Programat S1 1600).
IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime: The “One-Disc Solution” for dental laboratories

As a “One-Disc Solution”, IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is suitable for use in many different clinical situations. The innovative all-ceramic material combines high-end esthetics, high-strength and flexibility in one disc. The material covers a wide range of indications and offers a maximum of flexibility and possibilities in manufacturing ceramic restorations. IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime produces first-class results and simultaneously optimizes the efficiency and profitability of dental laboratories.

The outstanding properties of IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime at a glance:

High-end esthetics (comparable to LS2): The first-class esthetic appearance of IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is characterized by a lifelike continuous and seamless progression of shade and translucency and by optimized translucent properties. As a result, natural-looking restorations can be created without having to do any characterization work. These impressive outcomes are also due to the precise shading of the material.
All indications: As a result of its high strength (biaxial flexural strength: 1200 MPa; fracture toughness2: > 5 MPa · m1/2), IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is suitable for the fabrication of all types of restorations – from single tooth crowns to 14-unit bridges. Furthermore, the material can be applied in very thin layers on minimally prepared tooth structure.
All processing techniques can be used: the staining, cut-back, layering and infiltration technique. IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is compatible with the IPS e.max system.
Fast sintering of crowns and bridges

Restorations made of IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime can be fired using high-speed sintering programs. All-in-one sintering programs allow different IPS e.max ZirCAD materials to be sintered together.

ZirCAD Prime speed sintering program3 for single tooth crowns: 2h 26min
ZirCAD all-in-one speed sintering program3 for single tooth crowns and up to 3-unit bridges: 4h 25min
ZirCAD all-in-one standard sintering program3 for single tooth crowns and up to 14-unit bridges: 9h 50min
Delivery forms

IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is available in 16 A–D shades and 4 BL shades and comes in two thicknesses, 16 and 20 mm. The discs can be processed with all CAD/CAM systems that feature a disc holder with a diameter of 98.5 mm.


Full-contour crowns
Full-contour 3-unit to multiple-unit bridges in the anterior and posterior region
Crown copings and bridge frameworks for 3-unit to multiple-unit bridges


IPS e.max Press


IPS e.max Press is a legendary lithium disilicate glass-ceramic (LS2) for the press technique. The ingots are available in five translucency levels and in an Impulse version. The polychromatic IPS e.max Press Multi ingots are particularly attractive, showing a lifelike colour transition. The ingots are selected to suit the case at hand and the preferred processing technique (staining, cut-back or layering technique). The restorations are veneered or characterized using the matching IPS e.max Ceram layering ceramic or the innovative IPS Ivocolor stains. The results look very natural, regardless of the shade of the prepared tooth.

Proven luting materials
IPS e.max Press restorations can be placed with a variety of proven luting materials, which are available for a wide spectrum of indications. Crowns and bridges made of IPS e.max Press accommodate self-adhesive and conventional luting protocols (e.g. SpeedCEM Plus). Inlays, (thin) veneers, occlusal veneers and minimally invasive 1-mm crowns are placed with the adhesive technique (e.g. using Variolink Esthetic).

IPS e.max Press Multi
The innovative Multi ingots are available in selected Bleach BL and A–D shades. The material demonstrates a natural-looking colour transition from the dentin to the incisal areas and therefore imparts monolithic restorations with a highly esthetic appearance. With these ingots, veneers and anterior, posterior and hybrid abutment crowns are fabricated quickly and efficiently. Ideally, these restorations only need to be glazed. If desired, however, they can be modified using the staining or cut-back technique.

IPS e.max Press HT
HT ingots are supplied in 16 A–D and 4 Bleach BL shades. Due to their high translucency – similar to that of natural enamel – these ingots are suitable for producing small restorations (e.g. inlays). Their lifelike “chameleon effect” allows these restorations to adapt seamlessly to the natural tooth structure. The restorations are efficiently customized with the staining technique.

IPS e.max Press MT
The MT ingots are provided in the following shades: A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1, B2, C1, C2, D2, BL2, BL3 and BL4. These medium-translucency ingots are used in cases where a brighter material than HT and a more translucent material than LT is needed. Restorations made of the MT ingots are ideal for the staining and cut-back techniques.

IPS e.max Press LT
The LT ingots are available in 16 A–D and 4 Bleach BL shades. Their low translucency – similar to that of natural dentin – renders these ingots suitable for creating large restorations (e.g. posterior crowns). The material exhibits true-to-nature brightness and chroma, which prevents greying of the restorations. The esthetic appearance of the restorations is maximized by the cut-back technique.

IPS e.max Press MO
The MO ingots are available in five group shades (MO 0, MO 1, MO 2, MO 3, MO 4). Given their opacity, these ingots are intended for the fabrication of substructures that are placed on vital or slightly discoloured prepared teeth. They form an excellent base for natural-looking restorations completed with the layering technique.

IPS e.max Press HO
The HO ingots are supplied in three group shades (HO 0, HO 1, HO 2). Due to their opacity, these ingots are used to create frameworks on severely discoloured teeth and on titanium abutments. They successfully mask dark backgrounds to achieve highly esthetic results. The anatomical shape of the restorations is customized with IPS e.max Ceram.

IPS e.max Press Impulse
The Impulse ingots are available in two different levels of brightness (Opal 1, Opal 2). The restorations produced with these ingots have exceptionally opalescent properties. Therefore, this material is ideal for producing (thin) veneers for light teeth, which require an opalescent effect.

Proven, high-strength material for long-lasting clinical results; flexible cementation options
Lifelike esthetics, regardless of the shade of the prepared tooth
Polychromatic Multi ingots for utmost efficiency
Five levels of translucency and additional Impulse ingots for maximum flexibility
Minimally invasive, accurately fitting restorations
Adhesive, self-adhesive, or conventional cementation options depending on the indication

Thin veneers (0.3 mm), veneers
Occlusal veneers
Inlays, onlays, partial crowns
Minimally invasive crowns (≥ 1 mm)
Three-unit bridges (up to the second premolar as the terminal abutment)
Hybrid abutments and hybrid abutment crowns



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