EMAX VENEERS OR ZIRCONIUM CROWNS: WHICH IS THE BETTER OPTION?
Dental veneers/crowns are one of the best ways to improve the quality and look of your smile. Because they are custom-made for you, they are effective at restoring the structure and appearance of your smile. Dental EMAX VENEERS and Zirconium crowns are the two most prevalent options.
ZIRCONIUM CROWNS vs. EMAX VENEERS
Zirconium and Emax are two prominent materials for dental veneers and crowns. Each has its own characteristics, look, and advantages. Let's have a look at the characteristics of both.
Emax Veneers, also known as Lithium Silicate, have unique properties that make them particularly useful in restorative dentistry, where they are utilized to create entire crowns for rebuilding broken or damaged teeth. They have a TRANSLUCENT look, which allows them to give your teeth a more natural and attractive appearance.
Zirconium crowns are made of zirconium oxide, a form of ceramic material. They are used to create whole or partial crowns to restore a tooth that has been damaged. Zirconium Crowns are available in a variety of colors, offering you a wide range of options. They are designed to give your teeth a natural appearance, allowing you to smile with confidence. Although the color fades with time, it is worth noting that this material is extremely durable and can endure a long period. A porcelain finish is usually mixed with Zirconium to make it more durable and pleasing to the eye.
EMAX OR ZIRCONIUM FINISH: WHICH SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
The material you choose will be determined by your preferences and the position of the tooth in your mouth.
Both Emax and Zirconium are quite durable in terms of strength. Zirconium, on the other hand, is resistant to wear and strain, making it more durable and stronger than Emax. Because it does not let a lot of light to shine through, zirconium is a superior option for recovering a darker tooth below. Patients with metal allergies or who desire metal-free restorations will benefit from this option.
E-max provides higher light transmission and transparency, which makes it more appealing to consumers who value aesthetics. Emax Veneers let more light in, giving your teeth a more natural appearance. E-max is a high-strength, fracture-resistant material that is cut into thin strips. (>0.3mm) This assures not only the best possible aesthetics, but also that the original tooth structure is preserved as much as possible during the preparation process. It also offers a variety of tooth restoration options – the best part about the E-max system is that it isn't limited to all-ceramic crowns. Instead, it can be used to make veneers, inlays, overlays, and even short-span bridges to replace front teeth.
CELTRA® (ZIRCONIUM REINFORCED LITHIUM SILICATE CERAMIC): WHAT IS IT?
Celtra® is the brand name for a new generation of high-strength dental ceramic that belongs to the 'zirconium-reinforced lithium silicate ceramic' material class. ZLS has a unique microstructure due to its remarkable chemical qualities, which allow for great beauty, strength, and speed. Celtra has an optimal balance of translucency and opalescence, a smaller crystal size that increases strength, and a fine microstructure that improves processing speed efficiency. The use of 10% zirconium oxide ensures a very high level of strength.
WHAT IS MONOBLOCK® (MONOLITHIC ZIRCONIUM) AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
The current generation of crown and bridge porcelain restorations is known as monoblock (MONOLITHIC ZIRCONIUM). These crowns are milled from solid blocks of zirconium that have been sintered at temperatures above 1500 degrees Celsius and are nearly unbreakable. It was created utilizing cutting-edge CAD/CAM technology and requires minimal preparation while still producing a nice outcome. This is an excellent choice for posterior restorations since it is designed to be significantly less prone to chipping and breakage than other finishes. Despite its strength, it has opaque visual qualities, making it less aesthetically pleasant than other possible treatments.
These materials, as you can see, have a lot in common. So we thought it would be good to put up a question and answer section for some of the most often asked questions concerning Emax and Zirconium crowns.
WHAT MATERIAL SHOULD I USE FOR ANCIENT AND POSTERIOR CROWNS?
While both materials are excellent for use in both the anterior and posterior areas, we would suggest the most durable Zirconium finish if you have more than one missing teeth or suffer from grinding/bruxism.
WHAT MATERIAL IS BEST FOR STRENGTH AND AESTHETICS?
A Zirconium crown can match your needs for durability and strength while also providing a pleasing look. Crowns made of E-max are also a good choice. Because it will also depend on the results of your individual clinical assessment, we are answering this issue from a broad perspective.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT CROWNS TO USE IF I HAVE A COMPLEX SET OF REQUIREMENTS?
We understand that each patient has individual and distinct requirements. Our dental experts will take a personalized approach to you in order to best fulfill your needs. We're here to walk you through the process from start to finish, ensuring that you leave content, happy, and healthy with a beautiful new smile.