IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Disc is the Prime Zirconia for Aesthetic Restorations

The Ivoclar Group
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The Ivoclar Group stands as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of integrated solutions for high-quality dental applications. They offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and systems tailored for dentists, dental technicians, and dental hygienists. Within the IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Disc range, the company provides a high-strength and versatile zirconium oxide that is known for its exceptional quality, stability, and aesthetics, enabling patients to receive the highest level of care. The Prime product family comprises IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime and IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetic, both embodying exceptional high-quality characteristics and premium aesthetics.

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Prime Zirconia: Aesthetic and Durable

Zirconium oxide, an all-ceramic material, possesses the necessary properties for creating long-lasting restorations and can be applied in various scenarios, from single crowns to multi-unit bridges. Aesthetic yet strong, Prime Zirconia closely reproduces the function of the natural tooth structure*. Zirconia restorations offer many advantages: They deliver impressive patient-specific aesthetics and provide high stability and versatility. So, Prime Zirconia is the material of choice for creating aesthetic and durable restorations in a diverse range of cases.

The Essence: Expertise

Prime Zirconia is reliable, with a proven clinical track record over the years, drawing on Ivoclar’s extensive expertise in material science within the ceramics field. Essentially, this material embodies both competence and confidence, as customers worldwide have placed trust in Ivoclar’s all-ceramic materials, particularly IPS e.max, for an extended period.

The continually expanding body of clinical studies further affirms an outstanding survival rate of 96 percent after five years for Prime Zirconia.

“Our unique GT Technology is the key to Prime Zirconia’s genuine, true-to-nature progression of shade and translucency, exceptional accuracy of fit and efficient processing,” said Tobias Specht, senior director global business unit labside digital of the Ivoclar Group. “Prime Zirconia represents high-end aesthetics that is well-received not only in the laboratory and dental practice but also when placed in the patient’s mouth. The material’s impressive high-quality characteristics are supported by a growing number of clinical studies and so we are proud to extend the ten-year IPS e.max guarantee to include Prime Zirconia restorations as well. We are committed to making ongoing efforts to enhance the quality of our products and we value the active feedback and input from our customers. A new ring on the disc enables correct positioning and easy repositioning by means of an indicator mark. In addition, the ring gives dental technicians an extra layer of safety (e.g. against chipping or similar), which will have a positive impact on the efficiency of the dental laboratory and, as a result, on the entire workflow. Ultimately, our customers and our company have the same goal: to offer patients worldwide high-quality and durable final restorations.”

Seamless Workflow and IPS e.max Guarantee

Ivoclar offers the right product for each individual step to ensure that restorations made of Prime Zirconia can be optimally prepared and easily cemented in the patient’s mouth. A thoughtfully designed workflow with products that complement each other guides dentists through all stages. Additionally, specific products can be used across various workflows, simplifying coordination between the practice and the laboratory, thereby enhancing efficiency on both ends.

Dentists have the capability to preview and discuss the desired outcome with their patients in advance. Digital impression-taking and swift data transfer to the dental lab enable an efficient and purpose-driven collaboration.

Prime Zirconia restorations are crafted in the dental lab and then sent to the practice, where they can be placed using either a conventional, self-adhesive, or adhesive cementation method. Cementation can be easily and efficiently achieved using ZirCAD Cement, a high-performance resin-modified glass ionomer cement designed for everyday use. The cement consistently delivers predictable cementation results, case after case, with its easy handling and quick clean-up.

Smooth surfaces and a lustrous finish can be achieved with OptraGloss. By using the OptraGloss universal polishers, ceramic restorations are polished to a high gloss in no time at all – ultimately, the most important goal is to have patients smiling with satisfaction.

Ivoclar’s e.max family includes the following ceramic ranges: zirconium oxide ceramics (IPS e.max ZirCAD, IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime, and IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime Esthetic), lithium disilicate ceramics (IPS e.max CAD and IPS e.max Press), and layering ceramics (IPS e.max Ceram).

Customers worldwide have relied on the quality and aesthetics of e.max restorations for over 15 years. Supported by the placement of over 150 million restorations and backed by long-term clinical evidence, Ivoclar offers a ten-year guarantee so that dental professionals can continue to provide their patients with a healthy smile.

For more information about Prime Zirconia, visit https://www.ivoclar.com/en_us/campaigns/expertise-and-confidence#Form.

* At natural light conditions. LED-generated UV or UV-like light may result in a deviating impression.

About the Ivoclar Group

The Ivoclar Group, headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of integrated solutions for high-quality dental applications. In 2023, the company proudly celebrates its 100-year anniversary under the theme of “A Century of Innovation.” The company’s success is based on a comprehensive portfolio of products, systems and services, strong research and development capabilities and a clear commitment to training and further education. The group of companies, which sells its products to around 130 countries, has 56 subsidiaries and branch offices and employs roughly 3,700 people worldwide.

More information about the Ivoclar Group is available at ivoclar.com.