The passion for dentistry that I feel continues to be fueled by the confidence and trust our patients—guests in our practice—have in my team and me. That trust is supported by the years of research and development that goes into the development of the materials we select when providing our patients with amazingly aesthetic restorations.
One such example is the lithium disilicate material (IPS EMAX, Ivoclar Vivadent, Amherst, NY) highlighted in the following case study. The manufacturer of this material, Ivoclar Vivadent, has continued to provide materials that not only provide form and function, but which can be used to create masterful works of art. As demonstrated in this case, the diversity of IPS EMAX becomes apparent in its natural tooth-supported and implant-supported restorations, as well as its ability to aesthetically match natural dentition.