IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime
The Next Generation of All Ceramic
IPS e.max® ZirCAD® Prime is produced using Gradient Technology (GT), a new, unique manufacturing process that uses special powder conditioning to combine 3Y-TZP and 5Y-TZP oxide ceramic powders for the ultimate in strength and esthetics. Unlike multi layered dental materials on the market which can have visible layers of color, unique Gradient Technology offers a seamless progression of shade and translucency to provide premium esthetics combined with exceptional strength.
With a flexural strength of 1,200 MPa, IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is suitable for any indication – from single crowns to 14-unit bridges. In combination with the Programat S1 1600, a full tray of single crowns can be sintered in only 2 hr. 26 min.
Today's dental laboratory carries multiple brands of glass and zirconia oxide ceramic material, now IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime offers production and inventory efficiencies by providing a “One-Disc Solution," eliminating the need to carry multiple brands for esthetic vs high strength cases.
Comparable to glass-ceramics
From crowns to 14-unit bridges
All processing techniques:
Maximum possibilities; glaze, stain and glaze, cut-back, layering and infiltration technique
New, unique manufacturing process for the ultimate in strength and esthetics
The new, unique Gradient Technology (GT) manufacturing process is at the heart of IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime. It involves three innovative processing steps which allow the raw 3- YTZP and 5Y-TZP oxide ceramic materials to be combined in order to produce the exceptional properties of this revolutionary material.
1. Optimized conditioning: Ingenious powder conditioning adjusts the sintering kinetics and allows the raw 3Y-TZP and 5Y-TZP oxide ceramic materials to be optimally combined. This results in a uniform shrinkage ensuring outstanding accuracy of fit and no distortion.
2. Innovative filling technology: State of the art filling technology allows for IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime to offer a true material progression from dentin to enamel. Unlike multi layered materials on the market which can have visible layers of color, GT offers a seamless progression of shade and translucency to provide premium esthetics combined with exceptional strength.
3. Top – Quality manufacturing: Unlike traditional ceramic material which utilizes one type of manufacturing process, IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is created through multiple processing steps. One of which, is Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP). In this step, the discs are densely compacted from all sides simultaneously. This improves the microstructure of the material and optimizes its translucent properties. Furthermore, it allows the material to be sintered at shorter intervals.