What is an E-max crown?
These are special type of crowns made from lithium disilicate material. Also, these crowns are made from a single block of this material which makes it a high strength crown. Lithium disilicate is known for its superior strength and appealing aesthetics as a restorative crown material. E-max crowns are slightly translucent and hence come closest to matching your teeth colour.
Even eMax crown prep process is simple. Emax crowns can be quickly and conveniently prepared inside the dental office. The dentist will first prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of the natural tooth structure.
Next, a digital impression of your teeth will be made with the help of an intraoral camera. This impression is then transmitted into the computer that controls the milling procedure.
Your dentist matches the shade of the crown with your natural teeth.
Finally, the milling machine cuts the monolithic block of Lithium disilicate to produce the required shape of the prosthesis. That is why we call it a monolithic crown. As the crown is made out of a single block, it stands really strong.
Should you go for the E-max?
There are many factors that determine the type of restoration you should go for. It is best if you consult your oral health care professional for the best option that suits you. If cost factor comes next to durability while deciding, E-max crowns should be the first option while choosing a crown restoration for your teeth.