IPS e.max®

IPS e.max is a lithium disilicate glass-ceramic, which provides one of the highest esthetics results of any all-ceramic restoration. It is an ideal option for a variety of cases because it is highly customizable and minimally invasive. It is available as a full-contour monolithic restoration or a cut-back and layered restoration. This innovative material is kind to opposing dentition and 2.5 to 3 times stronger than alternatives. Boasting a 500 MPa along with lifelike esthetics it is both reliable and beautiful. When patients desire a restoration that will go above and beyond in terms of esthetics and longevity, choose IPS e.max.

An IPS e.max restoration for Every Case

We created our three product lines to fulfill our mission of being a dental laboratory that is accessible for a wide variety of dentists. Whether you are in need of an economically priced crown or high-end cosmetic restoration, Louvre Dental Laboratory has the IPS e.max solution for you.

The Vignette Series

A Vignette IPS e.max restoration receives lifelike stain and glaze, and is designed via our value design library. Vignette Series is a milled anatomical wax-up giving you an economical option that will please your patients.

The Classic Series

Our Classic IPS e.max has increased esthetics with a cut back and porcelain layer technique. This series is available in a 360 degree cut back and layer technique or a micro-layered technique with monolithic lingual and facial and interproximal reduction. Due to the versatility of this material you can always prescribe with confidence.

The Masterpiece Series

Discover the benefit of unparalleled esthetics when you choose our Masterpiece IPS e.max restorations. To ensure we provide optimal esthetics, we utilize a multi-layered porcelain technique. All of our Masterpiece IPS e.max restorations are fabricated by one of our Master Dental Technicians.


IPS e.max is the premium lithium disilicate, glass-ceramic restoration. Combining lifelike materials and fracture resistant properties, IPS e.max is as durable as it is lifelike. The flexibility of IPS e.max makes it an excellent restorative method for anterior esthetics or posterior function.

Bridges which include molars, Maryland style bridges, and bridges which have a short vertical height that does not allow for adequate connector height.

Anterior full-coverage crowns require a chamfer or shoulder margin. A circular shoulder is prepared with rounded inner edges or a chamfer at an angle of 10-30°: the width of the shoulder/chamfer is approx. 1 mm. Facial reduction is 1.5 – 2 mm; 1 – 1.5 mm lingual contact clearance. Incisal reduction is 1.5 – 2 mm with rounded internal line angles, and an incisal edge at least 1mm wide to permit optimum milling of the incisal edge during CAD/CAM processing. Posterior full-coverage crown requires a chamfer or shoulder margin. A circular shoulder is prepared with rounded inner edges or a chamfer at an angle of 10-30°: the width of the shoulder/chamfer is approx. 1 mm. Occlusal reduction is 1.5 – 2 mm: axial reduction (buccal, lingual, and interproximal) is 1.5 mm with rounded internal line angles.

IPS e.max layered – can be cemented using a resin reinforced glass ionimer such as RelyX Luting cement. Or bonded using a resin cement when extra strength is needed due to lack of retention on the prep, use a resin cement such as RelyX Unicem or RelyX Ultimate.

If adjustments are needed, use fine diamonds with water and light pressure. Always remove the crown when adjusting or bond/cement crown before adjustments are made.).

  • D2740 Crown
  • D2610 Inlay for 1 surface
  • D2620 Inlay for 2 surfaces
  • D2630 Inlay for 3 surfaces
  • D2962 Labial Veneer
  • D2783 Crown 3/4 Porcelain Ceramic (does not include veneers)