IPS e.max

IPS e.max and LiSi Press (Lithium Disilicate)


  • Natural translucency
  • Strength
  • Wear-compatibility
  • Excellent margin adaptation
  • Biocompatibility
  • Wide variety of restorations available


  • Adhesive bonding system


  • Anterior: crowns and veneers
  • Posterior: crowns and inlays/onlays
Crowns and Inlays

There are 2 dominant players with this material today, Ivoclar Vivadnent’s IPS e.max and GC America’s LiSi Press.  Both materials are relatively high strength ceramics (400 MPa for IPS e.max and 500 MPa for LiSi Press) that can be pressed as thin as .2mm and come in a variety of opacities to provide excellent aesthetic results in a wide variety of clinical applications. Both IPS e.max and LiSi Press work well at a minimal thickness for veneers and equally well as full crowns, inlays and onlays. 

Lithium Disilicate restorations are a leading alternative to metal-based restorations.  Renown for our advanced skills in crafting ceramic restorations, our highly-trained and experienced technicians apply their expertise to each of your Lithium Disilicate restorations. Both LiSi Press and IPS e.max restorations can be layered for maximum aesthetics or prescribed monolithic to maximize strength.

You’ll receive the maximum flexural strength from your IPS e.max and LiSi Press restorations from Nash Dental Lab as we pneumatically “press” these restorations. It costs a little more for us to use the "press technique", but it is worth it to provide you with the strongest restorations with the best marginal adaptation.

Crowns and Veneers


Lithium Disilicate restorations can be prescribed as a monolithic restoration with no layered ceramic to chip or break. Failure of unsupported layering ceramic is a reason some multilayered crowns, including Porcelain Fused to Metal restorations, fail. Moreover, these restorations are kind to adjacent and opposing teeth, having similar wear characteristics as enamel. Our LiSi Press and IPS e.max restorations are also flat-priced, without the price fluctuations of noble and high-noble alloy, making them great alternatives to PFM.

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