Porcelain crowns, ceramic crowns, or porcelain teeth, as they are sometimes called, are an alternative for people who have damaged dental set.
These are custom made crowns that are merged to the teeth, fitting over it and restoring the tooth to its natural size, strength, and look.
Crowns are considered to be the number one option for protecting and strengthening the teeth that cannot be fixed with fillings or other types of dental treatments.
Porcelain crowns are done using tooth-colored porcelain with the purpose of combining perfectly with your other natural teeth – so not only do they reinforce the tooth, they make your smile visually pleasing.
A well-experienced dentist can apply porcelain with minimal tooth sculpting, meaning that the majority of the tooth is preserved underneath the cap.
Applying dental crowns is a particular skill set that when achieved properly and accurately can significantly improve the longevity, strength, and presence of your teeth.
E-MAX crowns are all ceramic crowns which are the more preferable type of crowns due to their aesthetic appearance and better, more comfortable fit and durable
The EMAX crowns are the right solution in correcting the following dental problems:
Teeth that are filthy or fade. Teeth that are broken or fractured. Teeth that have undergone root canal procedure.
Also, these crowns are made from a sole block of this solid which makes it a high strength crown. Lithium disilicate is known for its superior strength and pleasing aesthetics as a restorative crown material. E-max crowns are slightly transparent and that make it the closest to matching your teeth colour.
The major differences between zirconium crown and E-max is that E-max crowns are more solid and has a more beautiful appearance. As mentioned earlier, E-max crowns are made from a tough material and from a single block. Which means there are no joints whatsoever in the crown and thus, they are better equipped to withstand pressure than the zirconium crowns. Which means, there is a less chance of damaging or the crown breaking.
Zirconium crowns have developed more prevalent over the past few years — for good reasons. They’re tremendously durable, and match the look of natural teeth well. Despite the hype, most patients do not know much about this type of dental crown. And some dentists hesitate to embrace it because they distrust hype, and they are comfortable with long-tested and understood resources such as porcelain and gold.
Zirconium has many properties that make it a good choice for dental crown material:
A natural, white color. Durablelity. High fracture toughness. Resistance to oxidation. No. Translucent appearance when sintered (baked).
How Zirconium Crowns are Made
The process of making zirconium crowns it’s not too complex like composite ceramic crowns. It initiates in the dental office. First, the dentist makes an impression of the patient’s teeth. then directs this impression to a laboratory, where a specialist pours die into the impression to make a mold of the teeth. The technician then cuts the mold into units and tests it using a laser, lights, or blue-light technology. Then , they upload the scan into a computer with CAD software that designs the crown. The specialist can design the crown too
technicians bake the material at a very high in order to make it tougher .
Benefits of Zirconia Crowns
Can be easily adjusted, reshaped, and recolored. Resemble natural tooth due to their color. Do not require a metallic base. Do not require as much of the original tooth be removed as with other types of crowns.