Now, with the IPS Empress all-ceramic, metal-free
restorative material, you CAN have the healthy, beautiful
and natural-looking smile you've always wanted!
With IPS Empress, Your Smile is Possible
Do you ever wonder about the difference a nicer-looking, healthier smile could make in your life? Have you thought about what it would take to have a smile makeover, or what a smile makeover
could actually do? IPS Empress and your dentist are the answer.
With IPS Empress, your dentist can help make your dreams come true--whether it's changing
the size, color, shape and overall look of your teeth and your smile, or comfortably and confidently replacing missing teeth; whether it's eliminating dark fillings or black shadows at the gumline,or repairing or correcting chipped, cracked, crooked or worn-down teeth.
The highly innovative processing technology for non-metal ceramic offered by IPS Empress is creating new potential for producing natural-looking restorations. A. Wohlwend at the University of Zurich further developed the idea of moulding heated ceramic to reproduce accurate ceramic copies of wax models.
How it is made
In the system, the restoration with all its functional specifications is modeled in wax. Once the wax restoration has been invested and burned out, the heated, softened ceramic is pressed into the mould.
The ceramic is based on glass that contains latent nucleating agents.
In a process comprising several stages, controlled crystallisation is used to produce leucite crystals, measuring a few microns, in the glass matrix.
The semi-finished product or leucite-reinforced ceramic powder is pressed into ingots and sintered. These ingots are the basic components from which dental technicians press restorations.
The constant high quality of the ceramic ingots ensures the accurate reproduction of the physical values of the restorations.
- Outstanding esthetics
For perfect integration into the natural environment. For restorations to blend with natural teeth.
- Excellent fit because of new thermoplastic processing
For accurately fitting restorations with optimum marginal seal.
- Very strong crown, veneers, and inlays/onlays
For long-lasting restorations on which patients can rely.
- Biocompatible ceramic material
For avoiding gingival trauma and adverse reactions.
To find out more about which IPS Empress procedure is right for you, see your dentist.
Repair and Correct Teeth that are Chipped, Worn or Cracked
Perhaps it wasn't a big deal at first. Then, it seemed larger than life. You notice a small chip on
one tooth, perhaps a crack on another, and now your teeth appear more worn than ever. You're embarrassed to smile, and you wonder what other people think. IPS Empress can change that.
Depending on the results of a thorough evaluation by your dentist, your smile can be improved
with IPS Empress.
Replace Old Metal-Based Fillings
When you laugh or open your mouth in amazement, are you stunned by your old, dull and
unattractive metal-based fillings? Chances are, they may make you feel uncomfortable. Today, however, your dentist can use IPS Empress to replace that dental work with restorations that blend right into your natural teeth. Called inlays or onlays, these small pieces of all-ceramic material are created in a laboratory to fit perfectly in place where cavities or previous dental work used to be.
Or, if your teeth are extensively damaged from cavities or have larger fillings, crowns can be used.
But, whether inlays/onlays or crowns are used, you'll be able to open wide and say "Wow" when
you see how beautiful and natural your teeth look and feel.
Close the Spaces Between Teeth
Did you know the gaps between your teeth--called diastemas--can leave a big gap in your life
if you're not smiling? With IPS Empress veneers or crowns, your dentist can change that, creating
a perfectly aligned smile that's beautiful, symmetrical and completely yours.
Brighten Up Severely Stained Teeth
Coffee, tea, wine, and even necessary medications can leave their mark on natural teeth over time, making them stained and discolored. While tooth whitening can help in some cases, in others, IPS Empress restorations from your dentist are the answer. Based on your own personal characteristics and preferences, your dentist will select a tooth color shade that's best for you to brighten up your smile and eliminate those unsightly discolorations. With IPS Empress, you'll be flashing those
pearly whites in no time!
IPS Empress Veneers
Veneers are custom-made, thin ceramic shells that are placed on the front of teeth using very
strong cement. They can be used by your dentist to correct and treat a variety of dental conditions, including discolored teeth (severe stains; tetracycline), crooked teeth, chips, cracks, and wear. Because they are made specifically for each individual patient, veneers look and feel natural, giving the patients who receive them a whiter, straighter, more balanced and pleasing looking smile.
IPS Empress Crowns
Crowns, sometimes called caps, are porcelain coverings cemented into place over the entire tooth. They are used by dentists when a tooth has had large fillings, extensive cavities or damage, or is
too weak. IPS Empress Crowns can be placed on your front or back teeth and, because they are metal-free, you won't see a black or other tell-tale dark line around your gumline.
IPS Empress Inlays/Onlays
Inlays/onlays are custom-made pieces of ceramic that fit perfectly into place where cavities or old fillings used to be. Cemented into place inlays/onlays are designed to blend "invisibly" with the
teeth, so they provide a natural look.
source : Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
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