Inspired by nature
A new non-metal ceramic system
PrincipleThe highly innovative processing technology for non-metal ceramic 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 models.
MethodIn the IPS Empress system, the restoration with all its functional specifications is modeled in wax. Once the wax restoration has been invested and burned out, the heated, softened ceramic is pressed into the mould.
MaterialThe 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.
The constant high quality of the ceramic ingots ensures the accurate reproduction of the physical values of the restorations.
For perfect integration into the natural environment. For restorations to blend with natural teeth.
because of new thermoplastic processing
crown, veneers, and inlays/onlays
IPS Empress Ceramic wears almost like tooth enamel.