Ziemek Dental Lab



IPS e.Max CAD is an innovative lithium disilicate glass-ceramic (LS2) block for the CAD/CAM technology.

IPS e.Max CAD blocks are suitable for the efficient fabrication of esthetic high-strength single-tooth restorations, such as veneers, inlays, partial crowns and crowns. In combination with IPS e.Max ZirCAD (ZrO2), the innovative IPS e.Max CAD-on technique now also permits the fabrication of up to 4-unit posterior bridges with outstanding overall strength.

The IPS e.Max CAD lithium disilicate (LS2) glass-ceramic is processed in a “soft” intermediate state, in which the material demonstrates its characteristic and striking bluish colour. In this way, manual adjustments or a cut back can be quickly and efficiently carried out and the accuracy of fit can be checked.

This is followed by a simple and quick crystallization process (approx. 20 min), in which the material obtains its final strength of 530 MPa and the desired esthetic properties, such as tooth shade, translucency and brightness. IPS e.Max CAD can be designed to full contour or used to fabricate frameworks (veneering with IPS e.Max Ceram).

HT blocks (High Translucency)
The HT blocks are available in 16 A-D and 4 Bleach BL shades and 2 sizes (I 12, C 14). Given their high translucency, these blocks are ideally suitable for the milling of smaller restorations (e.g. inlays, onlays). Restorations made of HT blocks convince users with their true-to-nature chameleon effect and the exceptional adaptation to the remaining tooth structure.

LT blocks (Low Translucency)
The LT blocks are available in 16 A-D and 4 Bleach BL shades and 2 sizes (I 12, C 14). Given their low translucency, they are particularly suitable for the fabrication of partial crowns and single crowns using the cut-back and also the staining technique. The lifelike esthetic appearance can be maximized with the final layering with IPS e.Max Ceram Essence and Shade materials.

MO blocks (Medium Opacity)
The MO blocks are available in 5 group shades (MO 0 – MO 4) and one size (C 14). Given their opacity, they are ideally suitable for the fabrication of frameworks on vital or slightly discoloured preparations. The anatomical shape is subsequently individually layered using IPS e.max Ceram.

Impulse blocks (Value, Opal)
The new Impulse blocks are available in three Value (Value 1, 2, 3) and two Opal shades (Opal 1, 2). These blocks are mainly used to fabricate thin veneers, veneers, partial and single crowns.


  • High strength (530 MPa) and high esthetics
  • Efficient, economical processing due to easy milling properties
  • Minimally invasive restorations
  • Three levels of translucency for maximum flexibility
  • One day for a completed posterior bridge with outstanding overall strength (supported by zirconium)
  • Adhesive, self-adhesive or conventional cementation depending on the indication


  • (Thin) veneers
  • Minimally invasive inlays/onlays (1 mm)
  • Partial crowns and crowns
  • 3- to 4-unit bridges (IPS e.Max CAD-on technique)
  • implant superstructures

Authorized CAD/CAM Partners
Sirona Systems GmbH, Kavo Dental GmbH, Institut Straumann AG, Nobel Biocare AG

Since I started using ziemek asthetic dental lab, I've reduced the time of my seating appointments considerably. I no longer have to spend time adjusting contacts or occlusion, as these cases drop right in. ~ Dr. Brian D. Valle DDS, Millersville, MD