Ivoclar zirconia - Ivoclar IPS e.max® ZirCAD

Ivoclar Vivadent is a company founded in Zurich in 1923. Its headquarters are in Schaan in the Principality of Lichtenschein. Ivoclar presents itself as one of the world's leading suppliers of material systems in the dental industry and supplies dentists and dental technicians.

In 2017 Ivoclar Dental announced the purchase of the Seattle (USA) based company Sagemax Bioceramics. Founded in 2006, Sagemax has since been run as an independent company by Ivoclar and continues to manufacture zirconium oxide for the dental laboratory market. Sagemax Zirkon NexxZr thus complements the Ivoclar product range.
 

Ivoclar Vivadent in the CADdent material portfolio

Ivoclar IPS e.max® ZirCAD materials and indications

In order to be able to offer the right material for every patient case, Ivoclar has developed a coherent concept with IPS e.max®. The Ivoclar IPS e.max® system includes various materials, from monochrome opaque to polychrome translucent, and follows a self-contained color concept. Ivoclar offers an app (IPS e.max Shade Navigation App) to help you choose the right material and color, in which information on various influencing factors can be given in order to receive material and color recommendations. 

In the following section we have listed all the zirconia materials that Ivoclar sells for the CAD/CAM-supported manufacture of dentures. We have decided not to include all materials in our diverse material portfolio, as our tests on zirconia from other manufacturers achieve better results in our opinion. We have marked the materials we work with with a "*".

If you are missing a material in our portfolio, please contact us directly. We will find an individual solution for you.
 

This material is particularly suitable for aesthetic restorations that go beyond a three-unit bridge, as  due to its material properties, unlike other highly aesthetic materials such as e.max, it is approved for bridges with up to 16 units.

Indications:

Crown     
Inlay /
Onlay /
Veneer     
Bridge up to      
16 units**      
Bridge up to      
3 units       
Primary
telscopic        
crown
Implant supported      
superstructure          
Bar     
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Material is suitable for fully anatomical design.

*available at CADdent® in the following colors: all Vita colors 

**max. two pontics
 

 

Indikationen:
 

Crown      

Inlay /
Onlay /   
Veneer       

Bridge up to    
16 units

Bridge up to       
3 units      

Primary
telscopic       
crown 

Implant supported      
superstructure       

Bar    

Yes Yes No Yes No No No


Material is suitable for fully anatomical design.

Indications:
 

Crown   
Inlay /
Onlay /   
Veneer       
Bridge up to       
16 units     
Bridge up to     
3 units      
Primary
telscopic      
crown  
Implant supported
superstructure         
Bar     
Yes Yes No  Yes Yes Yes No 


Material is suitable for fully anatomical design.

 

Indications:
 

Crown   

Inlay /
Onlay /   
Veneer       

Bridge up to       
16 units**      

Bridge up to      
3 units      

Primary
telscopic         
crown  

Implant supported
superstructure         

Bar     

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Material is suitable for fully anatomical design.

* available at CADdent® in the following colors:
LT:     BL | A1 | A2 | A3 | B1 | B2 | C2 | D2
LT-0:    all Vita colors – custom shaded

**max. two pontics
 

 

Indikationen:
 

Crown      
Inlay /
Onlay /   
Veneer       
Bridge up to     
16 units**    
Bridge up to    
3 units       
Primary telscopic      
crown    
Implant supported
superstructure             
Bar     
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Due to its opacity, the material is not suitable for fully anatomical design.

* available at CADdent® in the following colors:
 BL1 | BL2 | BL3 | BL4 | A1 | A2 | A3 | A3,5 | A4 | B1 | B2 | B3 | B4 | C1 | C2 | C3 | C4 | D2 | D3 | D4
 

** max. two pontics
 

 

Further information*

Properties    
IPS e.max ZirCAD        
Prime      
IPS e.max ZirCAD       
MT Multi     
IPS e.max
ZirCAD MT        
IPS e.max ZirCAD        
LT
IPS e.max ZirCAD
MO   
 
Flexural strength  
750 MPa (incisal)
1.250 MPa (dentine)
650 MPa (incisal)
1.200 MPa (dentine)
850 MPa
1.200 MPa
1.150 MPa
 
Fracture toughness
> 5.0 MPa * m1/2 (dentine)      
3.6 MPa * m1/2 (dentine)       
3.6 MPa * m1/2       
5.1 MPa * m1/2  
5.1 MPa * m1/2  
 
CTE (25 - 500 °C)        
10 * 10-6 K-1
10,5 * 10-6 K-1
10,4 * 10-6 K-1
10,5 * 10-6 K-1
10,5 * 10-6 K-1
 

 

IPS e.max ZirCAD        
Prime      

IPS e.max ZirCAD       
MT Multi     

IPS e.max
ZirCAD MT        

IPS e.max ZirCAD        
LT

IPS e.max ZirCAD
MO   

Zirconium oxide (ZrO2)

88,0 % - 95,5 %

86,0 % - 93,5 %

86,0 % - 93,5 %

88,0 % - 95,5 %

88,0 % - 95,5 %

Yttrium oxide (Y2O3)

> 4,5 % - ≤ 7,0 %

> 6,5 % - ≤ 8,0 %

> 6,5 % - ≤ 8,0 %       

> 4,5 % - ≤ 6,0 %

> 4,5 % - ≤ 6,0 %

Hafnium oxide  (HfO2)    

≤ 5,0 %

≤ 5,0 %

≤ 5,0 %

≤ 5,0 %

≤ 5,0 %

Aluminium oxide (Al2O3)        

≤ 1,0 %

≤ 1,0 %

≤ 1,0 %

≤ 1,0 %

≤ 1,0 %

other oxides

≤ 1,0 %

≤ 1,0 %

≤ 1,0 %

≤ 1,0 %

≤ 1,0 %

* Quelle:
ZirCAD Labside Gebrauchsinformation

OUR CONCLUSION

Ivoclar has established its market position over the years. Customers know the material and trust the well-known quality. Again and again, however, we also receive customer voices who are not satisfied with the shade of Ivoclar IPS e.max ZirCAD. The Ivoclar materials are based on a specially developed shade concept and do not follow the established VITA shade one. So if laboratories have not geared themselves to the entire Ivoclar IPS e.max® system, problems arise again and again when choosing the shade. We at CADdent® therefore offer zirconia from other manufacturers in addition to Ivoclar zirconia – including CADtools Zirconia, a material of our own brand - in order to offer you the best selection for your requirements.