E-Max crown (Full Ceramic)
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. You get a glass ceramic crown which is tough and enduring but delicate in appearance.
How does it work?
There may be some preparation involved although this depends upon the state of your teeth and the extent of work that is needed. In many cases only a small amount of tooth preparation is required.
The tooth is cleaned and then reshaped using a small drill. The idea behind this is to improve the shape of the tooth and its condition so that it is ready for the fitting of the crown. A small amount of your tooth is removed with the drill although this depends upon the extent of the damage. The more heavily stained the tooth the greater the amount of tooth to be removed. But if you have small teeth then you may not undergo any tooth reduction.
An impression is then taken of your teeth. This involves the use of a mold filled with dental putty which you will be asked to bite into. The impression left by your teeth is used by a dental lab as a cast which is then used in the fabrication of your E-Max crown.