To evaluate the long-term survival of IPS Empress 2 and IPS e.max (Ivoclar Vivadent) restorations in a non-university setting.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
A retrospective study design was used to evaluate the survival rate of 1,132 Empress 2 and IPS e.max restorations placed in 251 patients with regard to patient age, gender, tooth type, tooth vitality, material, restoration form (inlay vs partial crown vs crown), cementation mode (self-adhesive vs non-self-adhesive), and bruxism activity. Kaplan-Meier and regression analyses were used for statistical analyses.
Of the 1,132 restorations, a total of 15 (IPS e.max = 3, Empress 2 = 12) failed. The overall survival rate for all restorations was 98.7% after 15.4 years. A significantly reduced survival rate was found for nonvital teeth (P = .002), patient age > 60 years (P = .002), crowns (vs inlays and partial crowns; P = .002), and self-adhesive resin materials (P = .018).
Within the limitations of this study, glass-ceramic single-tooth restorations made of Empress 2 and IPS e.max show good survival rates up to a period of 15 years.