There are so many different types of crowns, I lost count! In today’s modern times, we see a lot of people who are getting crowns prefer E-Max crowns. This is due to the fact that they have a long lasting, aesthetic qualities.
Another good reason to choose E- Max crowns are because they have a high attractive appearance and they always compliment the other teeth. If you have stained, damaged or even poop quality teeth, E-Max crowns are a good option.
What a E-Max Crown may be?
Crowns are divided into different groups. E-Max crowns are only one of the many types of all-ceramic crowns. All-ceramic crowns have a translucent color combined with extra durability and strength.
E-Max crowns are made from a very top grade material. The material used is called lithium disilicate ceramic. This material is harvested for a few qualities which are durability, toughness and its opaque qualities.
These qualities make this type of crown a very highly sort after and praised crown. E-Max crowns are considered to be a great breakthrough in the dental crown technology. There is another great glass ceramic crown that you can get that is also highly enduring, but, a great thing about this crown is that it has a delicate appearance.
E-Max Crown Advantages
E-Max crowns are considered to be one of the best to blend in with your natural teeth. Due to its transparent color and lifelike shape, it makes it very hard to be noticed. E-Max crowns do not need any metal alloy base. So, you do not need to worry that you will have a grey line at or around you gum lines.
E-Max crowns are very solid; they will not be likely to fracture or crack like other types of crowns. Zirconia crowns are very good but E-Max crowns are considered to be even better when it comes to chipping, as they do not chip.
E-Max Crown Disadvantages
There is basically only one disadvantage of E-Max crowns and that is the cost of them. E-Max crowns are a premium crown; this implies that they can be fitted without needing to make any preparation. This is another reason that it may also be more expensive than other crowns. E-Max crowns are not suitable for all people. To see if you are suitable for E-Max crowns, it is best to check with your dentist.
Fitting an E-Max Crown
I cannot say that there is no preparation, because there might be depending on the state of your teeth and the extended work that will be needed. However, in the majority of cases there is basically no tooth preparation.
The only preparation will be to examination your tooth that needs to get the crown. Your tooth will be cleaned and then shaped with a small drill called a burr or known as a burr. Your dentist does that so that the tooth will be in a better condition and it will be ready for the crown fitting.
There will not be a lot of tooth removed with the drill, but it all depends on the amount of damage your tooth has. If your tooth is very badly stained, there will be a lot more tooth removed. If you have very small teeth your dentist will probably not remove any, or as little as possible. After your dentist is done preparing, he or she will then need to make a mould of your teeth.
Your dentist will make a mould with dental putty. The dentist will send the mould of your teeth to a dental lab where they will then make the E-Max crowns. You could get a temporary crown that you will need to wear for about 2 to 3 weeks until your E-Max crown or crowns are ready.
Once your E-Max crown or crowns are ready, you will need to go back to the dentist for him or her to fit the crown or crowns. Once the crown or crowns are fitted, your dentist will check the shade of the crown or crowns to make sure that it is the shade it needs to be.
The aim of that is to get the crowns as close to a normal, natural tooth color. When all that is done and finished, a final polish and clean will be done.