The World's Most Used All-Ceramic System.
Ivoclar Vivadent’s patented lithium disilicate material is truly a revolution for the dental industry. Never before has a material been able to combine high strength, high esthetics and ease of use into one product, until now.
IPS e.max is a lithium disilicate glass ceramic that has optimized translucency, durability and strength for full anatomical restorations. Due to the use of new technologies and optimized processing parameters, IPS e.max lithium disilicate has evolved beyond previously available lithium disilicate ceramics.
IPS e.max lithium disilicate restorations exhibit superior durability featuring an average flexural strength of 500MPa. When fabricated to full-contour, the monolithic structure is the most robust ceramic system tested to date. The opalescence, translucency and light diffusion properties of IPS e.max lithium disilicate were all designed to replicate natural tooth structure for beauty and undetectable restorations.
The IPS e.max system and especially IPS e.max Lithium Disilicate is exceptionally strong, looks beautiful and is now more effcient to produce.
Biocompatibility: Biocompatibility is regarded as a material's quality of being compatible with the biological environment, i.e. the material’s ability to interact with living tissues by causing no, or very little biological reactions. A dental material is considered to be “biocompatible“ if its properties and function match the biological environment of the body and do not cause any unwanted reactions.
Toxicon Testing Laboratory: Based on the criteria of the protocol, IPS e.max lithium disilicate, is considered non-cytotoxic and meets the requirements of the Agar Diffusion Test, ISO 10993-5 guidelines.
Dr. John Wataha Report: A study by Dr. John Wataha concluded that the biocompatibility of IPS e.max lithium disilicate was greater than or equal to many commonly used dental alloys and dental restoratives (composites and glass ionomers).