While traditional crowns can be made of a ceramic-metal mix, they can also be made of other materials such as gold or porcelain. It’s important to note that the ceramic-metal mix crowns have improved in appearance over the years and can be more aesthetically pleasing than they used to be.
All-ceramic crowns, such as zirconium and E-MAX, are not necessarily more expensive than ceramic-metal mix crowns. The cost can vary depending on various factors such as the location of the dental office and the specific type of crown chosen.
While ceramic-metal mix crowns can potentially cause allergic reactions, it’s important to note that this is rare and typically only occurs in individuals with specific metal allergies. Your dentist can discuss any concerns you may have and determine the best type of crown for your specific situation.
The E-Max crown is the newest and most expensive type of crown. It is preferred over zirconium crowns because it is tougher and more durable. It is less prone to chipping than zirconium crowns. E-MAX crowns are made from lithium desilicated ceramic, a material that has been harvested for its translucent color and durability. As a result, you get a crown that is tough and durable, but looks exactly like your other teeth. The only downside of E-MAX crowns is the cost. E-MAX crowns are the best ones out there, so it is more than worth it to spend extra.
Aesthetics: E-max crowns are known for their excellent aesthetics, which closely mimic the natural color and translucency of teeth. This makes them an ideal choice for patients who want a restoration that looks and feels like a natural tooth.
Strength: E-max crowns are made from a strong, durable material that can withstand heavy chewing forces. They are less likely to chip or crack compared to other types of dental crowns, making them a reliable option for long-term use.
Conservative preparation: E-max crowns require minimal tooth preparation, which means that less of the natural tooth structure needs to be removed compared to traditional crown placement. This helps preserve the integrity of the tooth and reduces the risk of nerve damage.
Biocompatibility: E-max crowns are made from a biocompatible material, which means that they are safe for patients with metal allergies or sensitivities.
Long-lasting: E-max crowns have been shown to have a high success rate and can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
Versatility: E-max crowns can be used for a variety of restorative purposes, including crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. This versatility makes them a valuable tool in the restorative dentist’s arsenal.