Today all ceramic or full porcelain crowns are considered the most beautiful that a tooth can get. Pure porcelain is the only crown which gives the desired translucent look to the tooth. They are translucent in color and generally, their color is influenced by the tooth under them. Full ceramic look natural and do not reveal a black line like other crowns at the gum line.
Zirconium is becoming one of the most chosen materials for dental crowns. The aesthetic effects alone of a zirconia crown should be the biggest advantage it can give. It is important that you have dental crowns that will look natural especially if it will be placed in front and will be visible beside the natural teeth.
The E-Max crown is a type of all-ceramic crown which is preferred for its longer lasting, aesthetic qualities. This crown and the Zirconia crown are worn due to their highly attractive appearance which ensures that they compliment the rest of your teeth.
It is considered a good option for damaged, stained or poor quality teeth.
What is an E-Max crown?
This is a type of all-ceramic crown with an appealing translucent colour which is combined with extra strength and durability.
This crown is made from a single block of lithium disilicate ceramic: this is a top grade material which has been harvested for its toughness, durability and opaque qualities which makes it a highly prized crown.
Plus it is considered a breakthrough in dental crown technology.
You get a glass ceramic crown which is tough and enduring but delicate in appearance.
Advantages of an E-Max crown
This crown is considered to be the best match with your own natural teeth. The transparent colour and lifelike shape ensures that it is unlikely to be noticed amongst your own natural teeth.
There is no metal alloy base with this crown which means no unsightly looking grey line around the gum line.
They are strong, long lasting and unlikely to crack or fracture as compared to many other types of crowns. They are considered to be at less risk of chipping compared to zirconia crowns.
Porcelain fused to metal crowns
PFM crowns are nothing but a hybrid between porcelain and metal crowns.Initially a metal shell is prepared which can fit perfectly over the concerned tooth. Then a porcelain veneer is fused on the metal shell which gives the crown a natural looking appearance.
The best part of these crowns is the stability and strength, which is unmatched to any other restorations available today.
Endocrown is a full ceramic option for root canal treated teeth that are badly broken down. Endocrown preserves as much natural tooth structure as possible, representing a conservative and esthetic restorative solution
Ceramic inlays and on-lays
Inlay On-lay are dental restorations that cover back teeth. The difference between an Inlay and On-lay is that inlay covers a fairly small part of the biting surface of the back tooth while an on-lay extends over the biting surface and on to the parts of the tooth. Both these restorations are cemented into place and cannot be taken off.