A time-tested system offers new possibilitiesIPS Empress revolutionized the processing of ceramic materials more than 15 years ago. Because of its numerous benefits, for example, its high precision and aesthetic appearance, IPS Empress has evolved into the “gold standard” for both dental professionals and patients, with more than 33 million restorations having been fabricated with the material to date.
As a result, the system has gained a reputation for producing long-lasting, natural-looking results and maintaining high quality standards. Through the years, the IPS Empress System has been continuously further developed to keep abreast of the latest trends. As a consequence, decisive enhancements have been made with regard to its aesthetics and function as well as processing properties. New processing technologies, such as CAD/CAM, allow you to fabricate IPS Empress all-ceramic restorations chairside.
The IPS Empress material is made of an extremely homogeneous leucite-based ceramic, which scatters light like natural enamel and blends in well with its surroundings. Restorations fabricated with the material exhibit lifelike
translucency and a true-to-nature appearance. As the press ceramic IPS Empress Esthetic and the new ceramic blocks IPS Empress CAD are based on the same materials composition, the two products demonstrate exceptional
light-optical properties and strength values of 160 MPa. The highly aesthetic all-ceramic single tooth restorations, such as inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers blend in seamlessly with the surrounding dentition.
Careful and defect-oriented preparation is not only decisive for the durability and accuracy of fit of the restoration, it will also be gentle to the tooth structure.