Empress® /IPS e.max Restorations
All Ceramic Crowns and Veneers
Increasingly, the spotlight continues to be focused on all-ceramic restorations. The challenge lies in offering the best possible solution that meets the requirements of the individual clinical situation and the esthetic expectations.
Dental veneers, crowns, onlays, inlays and bridges are important restorations which enhance the health and functionality of the natural teeth. A sparkling smile can be an enormous confidence-booster and have a dramatic effect on a person’s appearance. Empress® / IPS e.max has been dedicated to creating natural-looking restorations for almost two decades, and is one of the world leaders in dental ceramics.
The tried-and-tested IPS Empress leucite glass-ceramic provided key impetus to esthetic dentistry in the nineties and it has never lost its importance.
Now the innovative IPS e.max all-ceramic system incorporates several new types of materials: lithium disilicate, fluorapatite and zirconium oxide glass-ceramics. The lithium disilicate ceramics are suited for both the press technique and CAD/CAM applications. They are available in several degrees of translucency, providing a maximum level of esthetics – but not only that: Given their high strength (360-400 MPa), the IPS e.max lithium disilicate ceramics can be used for a broad range of indications.
Why should I choose Empress® /IPS e.max restorations?
Here are some of the advantages associated with Empress® / IPS e.max restorations:
Do not affect other dentition.
Ease of application.
Excellent polishing properties.
Many levels of translucency available.
Shades match the other teeth.
What restorations can be done using ALL CERAMIC Empress® /IPS e.max ?
Empress® / IPS e.max Veneers – These veneers are wafer-thin porcelain and ceramic covers which fit permanently over natural teeth. Empress® veneers are perfect for covering disfigured and stained teeth. They are stain and bacteria-resistant, strong, and can be manufactured to match the natural tooth shade.
Empress® /IPS e.max Crowns – These crowns are generally placed after root canal therapy, or after the removal of tooth decay. Empress® crowns are proven to last longer than many types of crowns, and again, can be matched exactly to the natural tooth shade. There is no visible ugly metal edge, just a sensational end result.
Empress® / IPS e.max Inlays/Onlays – Inlays and onlays are currently being used to replace the traditional amalgam fillings. Amalgam is unpleasant to view and unhealthy for the body. Empress® ceramic inlays and overlays are strong, healthy and usually invisible to onlookers.
Empress® /IPS e.max Bridges – As with all Empress® products, Empress® bridges are a completely natural-looking way to replace missing teeth. Metal bridges are often highly visible and make the teeth look shorter. Empress® bridges are almost impossible to spot, and restore symmetry and sparkle to the smile.
If you have questions about any of the All Ceramic restorations, please ask your dentist.