What is E-max crown?
The E-max crown is an all-ceramic system milled from a single block of lithium disilicate.
Extremely durable and aesthetically pleasing, E-max is often used for anterior tooth restorations.
What is the E-max system?
E-max is an all-ceramic system based on lithium disilicate glass, composed of quartz, lithium dioxide, phosphorus oxide, aluminum oxide, potassium oxide and trace elements. Crowns are typically milled from a single ceramic block, making them extremely strong and durable. CAD/CAM technology allows you to get your crown in one session.
E-max based all-ceramic dentures are rapidly gaining popularity in aesthetic dentistry due to their superior aesthetics, durability and strength.
The E-max system is primarily suitable for the production of anterior crowns and veneers.
The E-max is also ideal for front short span bridges.
What are the advantages of the E-max system?
E-max based dentures have several advantages that make them ideal for the fabrication of fixed anterior teeth.
- Optimal fit to natural teeth:
A key aesthetic requirement for all-ceramic dentures is sufficient transparency to match natural teeth. E-max crowns have an ideal blend of translucency and a lively appearance and are suitable for anterior tooth restorations. More transparent than zirconia crowns!
- All-ceramic prosthesis:
E-max based prostheses do not contain metal alloys underneath the porcelain. This means that the unsightly gray lines of the underlying metal are not visible at the gumline, and the crown looks like a natural tooth.
E-max crowns are made of lithium disilicate, a glass-ceramic with excellent strength. E-max crowns are therefore less likely to crack or break during clinical use. Fewer fragments than zirconia crowns!
Another advantage of E-max crowns is their rapid production using CAD-CAM milling. E-max crowns are made from high quality monolithic blocks of lithium disilicate. All the dentist has to do is prepare the tooth, take a digital impression, and enter it into the CAD-CAM machine software. Your E-max crown is ready to be cemented!
- Preservation of tooth structure:
Due to the excellent strength and fracture resistance of E-max crowns, these crowns can be made with very thin sections. Not only does this ensure optimal esthetics, but natural tooth structure should be minimized during preparation. The more tooth structure you have, the better your oral health. The more tooth structure, the stronger the tooth.
- Multiple tooth restoration options:
The best thing about the E-max system is that it is not limited to just the crown. The system can also be used to create veneers, inlays, onlays, overlays and even short span bridges to replace front teeth.
Is the E-max crown right for you?
E-max all-ceramic crowns offer an aesthetic solution that corrects the following aesthetic problems:
- Colored teeth:
Say goodbye to discolored teeth with E-max crowns and veneers. These all-ceramic prostheses are highly translucent and offer excellent breakage and fragmentation resistance.
- Crooked teeth:
E-max crowns can also be used to restore the structure and shape of crooked teeth, especially in the anterior region.
- Teeth with root canal treatment:
Teeth that have undergone root canal treatment tend to become brittle and brittle. E-max crowns offer an excellent blend of aesthetics and strength to restore such teeth.
- Broken Tooth:
Teeth that have been broken due to decay or trauma can also be restored with Emax crowns.
If anterior tooth restoration is required, we recommend considering E-max.
How are E-max crowns prepared?
E-max crowns can be made both in the dental laboratory and in the clinic. If you need same-day crowns, E-max can be prepared quickly and conveniently at your dentist’s office.
- The dentist first prepares the tooth by removing a thin layer of natural tooth structure.
- Create digital impressions of your teeth using an intraoral camera. There is no need for a lazy and sloppy impression here.
- This impression is sent to the computer that controls the milling process. • The dentist will match the color of the crown to your natural tooth.
- A milling machine cuts a monolithic block of lithium disilicate to produce the desired prosthesis shape.
- Finally, the dentist fits the crown to the tooth, tweaks it if necessary, and bonds it.
This means that with the same booking he can get the crown within 1-2 hours. There is no need to wait for a permanent crown, multiple appointments, impressions or temporary crowns.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are E-Max crowns good?
Yes! E-max crowns are durable, look very natural, and require minimal removal of tooth structure.
However, E-max may not be the ideal solution for your particular dental problem, so always consult your dentist.
How long will the E-max crown last?
With proper oral care, E-max crowns can last significantly longer than the average crown life of 5-15 years.
Can E-max crowns stain?
No, as long as you take care of the crown surface to avoid damage.
If you eat or drink certain foods regularly. Coffee or red wine stains may appear on the surface of the crown.
However, if the crown is intact, this superficial discoloration can be easily removed with a professional tooth cleaning by your dentist.
Can E-max crowns be whitened?
No, crowns cannot be whitened. Professional cleaning and possibly teeth whitening are recommended before choosing the right shade for the crown.