This new zirconia ceramic promises efficiency, durability, and strong esthetics through its materials and innovations.
Ivoclar Vivadent has announced the release of its new IPS e.max Prime Esthetic zirconia ceramic. It is said to combine efficiency and esthetics through its layer-free progression of shade and translucency. It provides incisal areas with high levels of translucency and cervical areas with optimally coordinated levels of opacity and an 850 MPa strength.
The IPS e.max Prime Esthetics is a combination of 2 zirconium oxide materials, and is available in a range of 16 A-D, and 4 Bleach shades in 3 disc thicknesses (14 mm, 16 mm, 20 mm) with a Ø 98.5 mm diameter. It also utilizes a Gradient Technology (GT) to achieve the esthetics that are said to make this ceramic stand out. Two zirconium oxide raw materials are combined in the manufacturing process to produce the single material. This material combines 4Y-TZP zirconium oxide raw material and the 5Y-TZP zirconium oxide raw material.
IPS e.max Prime Esthetic utilizes a filling technology to provide the material with shade and optimized translucency, and visible layers are no longer visible with IPS e.max Prime Esthetic. It also utilizes advanced powder conditioning to adjust sintering kinetics and ensure a uniform shrinkage behaviour across both materials.
In these innovations, IPS e.max Prime Esthetic is designed to achieve both efficiency and esthetics, making it a potential go-to for future restorations.