IPS e.max Press®

IPS e.max Press lithium disilicate is our preferred choice of restorative material, and there are several ways to fabricate and finish the various formulations of the product. IPS e.max has more than ten years of clinical reliability and is a trusted solution for dentists worldwide. Lithium disilicate rivals the beauty of the best metal-free materials available today, and through our patented TRUfit processing technique, Enamelux restorations provide exquisite results.

Indications & Recommendations
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Veneers to 0.4 mm thin
  • Crowns
  • 3-unit bridges to the 2nd bicuspid

We recommend a maximum pontic span of 0.9 mm in the posterior, 11.0 mm in the anterior, and an interproximal connector size of 16.0 square mm.

Preparation/Dentin Shade

Given the varied indications and translucency of the material, a preparation or dentin shade must be provided for optimal esthetic results. This is best communicated utilizing the IPS Natural Die Material shade guide by Ivoclar.


Crowns may be bonded or conventionally cemented based on the material thickness of the finished crown. For restorations that meet the preparation criteria of a minimum 1.5mm occlusal thickness, conventional cementation is possible. If the minimum thickness is at all compromised adhesive cementation is advised. Note: Because studies have shown that adhesive cementation almost doubles the static load-bearing capacity of a lithium disilicate restoration, and gives your patient the most dependable product possible, our recommendation for all posterior restorations is adhesive bonding.

Production Time

Production time is seven working days in the laboratory.

Additional Resources

Upload shade photos by clicking here or email them to shade@obriendentallab.com.

*IPS e.max® is a registered trademark of Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.

Manufactured with TRUfit® Technology

IPS e.max Press lithium disilicate restorations are manufactured by the lost wax method. We developed a manufacturing system for making lithium disilicate restorations, and hold three patents on this innovative precision manufacturing system we call TRUfit.

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