Dental veneers, crowns, onlays, inlays and bridges are important restorations which enhance the health and functionality of the natural teeth. A sparkling smile can be an enormous confidence-booster and have a dramatic effect on a person’s appearance. Empress® has been dedicated to creating natural-looking restorations for almost two decades, and is one of the world leaders in dental ceramics.
E-max veneers, crowns, onlays, overlays and dental bridges are renowned for their strength, durability and exceptional optical properties. E-max restorations are completely metal-free, and are constructed from inorganic material which is baked and cured at high temperatures.
Why should I choose E-max ips restorations?
E-max is continually refining and enhancing restorations to ensure that they look natural and restore complete functionality to the teeth.
Traditional ceramic restorations were known for being brittle and expensive to repair after sustaining damage. However, E-max has developed a heat-pressed glass ceramic that is immensely strong and durable. There are several reasons for this, including the high shrinkage of leucite crystals. This shrinkage means that compressive stress is created during the vitreous stage, thus preventing breakage and cracking.
The unique veneer glaze and stain also increases strength by as much as 50%. These elements combined establish a thicker restoration that is fracture resistant. E-max crowns have a 100% chance of surviving the first three years. This means less dental visits, less expense and a sensational, comfortable smile.
Here are some of the advantages associated with E-max restorations:
Do not affect other dentition.
Ease of application.
Excellent polishing properties.
Many levels of translucency available.
Shades match the other teeth.
What restorations can be done using E-max products?
E-max has created many natural-looking restorations, including:
E-max Veneers – These veneers are wafer-thin porcelain and ceramic covers which fit permanently over natural teeth. E-max veneers are perfect for covering disfigured and stained teeth. They are stain and bacteria-resistant, strong, and can be manufactured to match the natural tooth shade.
E-max Crowns – These crowns are generally placed after root canal therapy, or after the removal of tooth decay. E-max crowns are proven to last longer than many types of crowns, and again, can be matched exactly to the natural tooth shade. There is no visible ugly metal edge, just a sensational end result.
E-max Inlays/Onlays – Inlays and onlays are currently being used to replace the traditional amalgam fillings. Amalgam is unpleasant to view and unhealthy for the body. E-max ceramic inlays and overlays are strong, healthy and usually invisible to onlookers.
E-max Bridges – As with all E-max products, E-max bridges are a completely natural-looking way to replace missing teeth. Metal bridges are often highly visible and make the teeth look shorter. E-max bridges are almost impossible to spot, and restore symmetry and sparkle to the smile.
If you have questions about any of the E-max restorations, please ask your dentist.