Katana UTML (Ultra Translucent Multi Layered 557 MPa)

Recommended use 1st Bi to 1st Bi upper and lower.

Enamel-like Translucency

Making natural veneers and other anterior prosthetics from zirconia? YES.

KATANA Zirconia UTML is so translucent that light reaches the original tooth color, bringing you the natural result you need. This zirconia has one of the highest translucency levels on the market, as well as a natural color gradient. The next time you plan to fabricate a veneer, think about milling KATANA Zirconia UTML. You will be thrilled using zirconia in a totally new way.

Zirconia UTML Comparable Translucency

Minimum Wall Thickness of KATANA Zirconia UTML/STML

Design a restoration using the suggested guidelines for minimum wall thickness.

Zirconia UTML Minimal Wall Thickness

KATANA™ Zirconia UTML is the most translucent among the series recommended for fabricating anterior crowns or laminate veneers. Two different shade types are available: Standard shade and Enamel shade.

Zirconia UTML Sintering

UTML Color Guide/Choices

Zirconia UTML Color Guide

Katana STML (Super Translucent Multi Layered 748 MPa)

Recommended use 2nd Bi and 1st Molars.

Well-balanced Translucency and Strength

Do full contour zirconia prosthetics look natural? Yes!

With KATANA Zirconia STML light is transmitted in the incisal area and blocked in the cervical area. You have the flexibility to make beautiful full contour prosthetics, regardless of the abutment color. It’s a pioneer of zirconia with a color/natural translucency and color gradient. Use KATANA Zirconia STML for your next full contour prosthetics. The results will be so lifelike, you’ll be eager to fabricate more.

Zirconia STML Comparable Translucency

Minimum Wall Thickness of KATANA Zirconia UTML/STML

Design a restoration using the suggested guidelines for minimum wall thickness.

Zirconia STML Minimal Wall Thickness

*Thickness only for zirconia without porcelain build-up. Keep 0.8mm in case of porcelain build-up. You can reduce to 0.4mm when finishing with glaze and polish.

Color and translucency of the layers after sintering

Zirconia STML Sintering

STML Color Guide/Choices

Zirconia STML Color Guide

Cercon (>900 MPa)

Recommended use ALL.

Item Cercon Zirconia
Company Dentsply Sirona Prosthetics
Price Not Available
Catalog Number 67090201
Flexural Strength > 900 MPa
Indications for Use Crowns
Anterior and Posterior Bridges To 48 mm
3-unit Inlay Bridges
Type of Ceramic Yttrium Stabilized Zirconium Oxide
Fabrication Method CAD/CAM Milled
Fracture Toughness 9.0 MPa
Modulus Of Elasticity 210 Gpa
Melting Point 2200 °C
Vickers Hardness 1200 HV
Cementation Options Adhesive Bonding


Recommended use 2nd Bi to 2nd Bi upper and lower.

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Lithium disilicate glass-ceramic block for the CAD/CAM technique

The Material

The IPS e.max CAD blocks are made of lithium disilicate. The characteristic and striking colors of the blocks range from white and blue to bluish-grey. The color is the result of the composition of the glass ceramic.

Thanks to an innovative manufacturing process, IPS e.max CAD features an impressive homogeneity and can be easily processed using the inLab or Everest system. The strength of the material in the pre-crystal «blue» phase can be compared with that of other glass ceramics currently available on the market.

After the blocks have been milled, the material undergoes a crystallization process in the P200 or EP 600 Combi furnace. The crystallization process results in a change of structure, which imparts the glass-ceramic with a strength of 360 MPa and the actual optical properties, such as shade, translucency and brightness.

The tooth-shaded IPS e.max CAD frameworks form the ideal basis for the fabrication of aesthetic crowns and anterior bridges, which are completed with the optimally coordinated veneering ceramic IPS e.max Ceram.

The Highlights

  • Efficient, economical processing due to easy grinding properties
  • High final strength of 360 MPa
  • Easy and fast crystallization (850 °C, 30 minutes)
  • Crystallization without shrinkage and complex infiltration processes
  • Lifelike and translucent aesthetics
  • Can be processed using 2 CAD/CAM systems: inLab (Sirona) and Everest (KaVo)

Zirconium oxide block for the CAD/CAM technique

The Material

IPS e.max ZirCAD blocks are made of yttrium oxide-stabilized zirconium oxide. In the partially sintered, «chalk-like» state, IPS e.max ZirCAD can be easily milled in the inLab (Sirona) unit. The milling process is conducted by enlarging the framework by 20 %.

During the subsequent controlled sintering process in the Sintramat high-temperature furnace, the frameworks shrink to their final size and are imparted with the high fracture strength and high fracture toughness.

With its outstanding strength, IPS e.max ZirCAD thus also fulfils clinical requirements related to masticatory forces, particularly in the posterior region.

A specially designed fluorescent zircon liner provides an optimum bond and is used to apply the basic shade on the frameworks. Subsequently, IPS e.max ZirPress is pressed in a fully or partially anatomical manner onto the crown copings and bridge frameworks or IPS e.max Ceram layering ceramic is used to apply the veneers.

The Highlights

  • Extended range of indications thanks to the outstanding strength of 900 MPa and high fracture toughness
  • Optimum bond and application of the basic shade with the specially developed IPS e.max Ceram ZirLiner
  • Highly aesthetic fluorapatite glass-ceramic ingot IPS e.max ZirPress for efficient use in the presson technique
  • Conventional cementation