All-Ceramic Bridges (and more)
IPS Empress® restorations from K & R provide exceptional
accuracy of fit for anterior & posterior crowns, inlays, onlays
and veneers. Using the lost wax technique, Empress® glass-ceramic
is processed with a computerized heat & pressure injection molding
system. This precision control of the casting process ensures marginal
integrity and reduces the chance for secondary decay. Since Empress®
virtually eliminates marginal breakdown, margins can end at or above
the gingival margin... avoiding the need to traumatize tissue in
With the advent of Empress® 2, K & R can provide
you and your patients with beautiful, metal-free anterior crowns
and three-unit all-ceramic bridges. Created from a Lithium Disilicate
glass-ceramic, Empress® 2 exhibits astonishing translucency, value,
opalescence, fluorescence and wearability that rivals natural dentition.
The highly crystalline micro-structure of Empress®2 copings provides
increased strength and fracture resistance... making Empress®2 nearly
three times stronger than Empress!
And to complement this extraordinary all-ceramic coping is its veneering porcelain that contains fluorapatite crystals... closely exhibiting the structure and optical properties found in natural teeth. The finished Empress®2 restoration will satisfy your clinical demands for anatomy and function... and your patient's desire for natural vitality & translucency.
The combination of the new lithium disilicate framework ceramic and the fluorapatite layering ceramic permit the fabrication of all-ceramic bridges that demonstrate properties similar to those of natural teeth.
Optimal placement is achieved with adhesive bonding however, when a dry field cannot be achieved, cementation with ProTec Cem from Ivoclar can be used.
IPS Empress® 2 offers you a wealth of possibilities using all-ceramic materials.
From crowns to all-ceramic bridges. IPS Empress®2 properties are optimum prerequisites for the extended range of indications, which now also includes three-unit bridges for the anterior region extending to the second premolar.
And there is more...
Optimally coordinated system components;
Metal-free down into the root with Cosmopost™.
The optimally coordinated degrees of translucency and the slight shading give the leucite glass-ceramic material a unique chameleon effect that ensures that the restorations fit into the natural environment and are virtually indiscernible. IPS Empress®2 provides excellent prerequisites for inlays, onlays, veneers, and crowns.
The anatomically correct, pressed restorations are quickly and easily characterized using the corresponding IPS Empress® shades that are coordinated with the Chromascop™ shade guide. This results in true-to-nature esthetics.