IPS e.max is a high strength (360 MPa) lithium disilicate glass-ceramic (LS2) for the CAD/CAM technique directly in the dental office (chairside) or the laboratory (labside). Its indication spectrum includes inlays/onlays, thin veneers, occlusal veneers, crowns, anterior/premolar bidges, implant superstructures as well as hybrid abutments and hybrid abutment crowns. In the fabrication of long-span bridges - also for the posterior region - IPS e.max CAD veneering structures are used in combination with zirconium oxide frameworks. IPS e.max CAD blocks are available in four levels of translucency (HT, MT, LT MO).
The LT blocks are available in 16 A-D and 4 Bleach BL shades. Their low translucency – similar to that of natural dentin – renders these blocks suitable for creating large restorations (e.g. posterior crowns). The material exhibits true-to-nature brightness and chroma, which prevents the restoration from looking grey. The esthetic appearance of the restoration is maximized with the cut-back technique. The abutment blocks with a prefabricated connection are used for the creation of hybrid abutments and hybrid abutment crowns.