IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime: redefining zirconia

Search Dental Tribune

IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime: redefining zirconia


The latest news in dentistry free of charge.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Ivoclar Vivadent AG

Ivoclar Vivadent AG

Wed. 27 February 2019


Ivoclar Vivadent presents a highly esthetic zirconium oxide in a “one-disc solution” for dental laboratories

Only few brands have actually managed to revolutionize the dental market. IPS e.max is one of them. Now, Ivoclar Vivadent launches IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime, a material that is redefining zirconia. 

Is there a disc that features high-strength and high esthetics? A disc suitable to faithfully reproduce the seamless progression of natural dentition? A disc with a broad range of indication? Yes, 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 (GT) is the secret
IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime complements the current zirconia portfolio of the successful and most-sold all-ceramic system in the world and is based on an all-new type of manufacturing technique. The 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, innovative filling technology and top-quality manufacturing allow for highly esthetic results to be achieved with outstanding accuracy of fit. The sintering times among other things have also been streamlined to, for example, 2 h 26 min for single crowns in the Programat S1 1600.

A new era in zirconia technology
Unlike the Multi zirconium oxide disc, the IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime disc is not built up with  layers. A continuous, seamless progression of the shade and translucency and optimized translucent properties ensure high-end esthetics. The new disc is setting new benchmarks in the esthetic appearance of zirconium oxide, 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 features a biaxial flexural strength of 1,200 MPa (dentin) and a fracture toughness of > 5 MPa · m1/2 (dentin). IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is available in 16 A-D shades and 4 BL shades and is compatible with the IPS e.max system.

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