METAL FREE RESTORATIONS

1. I.P.S. EMPRESS + EMPRESS 2 METAL FREE RESTORATIONS

Principle

The highly innovative processing technology for non metal ceramic now offered by IPS EMPRESS is creating new potential for producing natural looking restorations. A. Wohlwend at the University of Zurich further developed the idea of moulding heated ceramic to reproduce accurate ceramic copies of wax originals.

Material

The ceramic is based on glass that contains latent nucleating agents.

In a process comprising several stages, controlled crystallisation is used to produce leucite crystals, measuring a few microns, in the glass matrix.

Method

In the IPS EMPRESS system, the restoration with all its functional specifications is modelled in wax. Once the wax restoration has been invested and burned out, the heated, softened ceramic is pressed into the mould.

Advantages

  1. Outstanding Esthetics
    For perfect integration into the natural environment.
    For restorations to blend with natural teeth.
  2. Excellent fit because of New Thermoplastic Processing
    For accurately fitting restorations with optimum marginal seal.
  3. Very Strong Crowns, Veneers, and Inlays/Onlays
    For long lasting restorations on which patients can reply.
  4. Biocompatible Ceramic Material
    For avoiding gingival trauma
  5. IPS Empress Ceramic wears almost like tooth enamel.