There are more options than ever when it comes to all-ceramic restorations. There are two types of all-ceramic crowns and bridges: Zirconia-based and eMax. Don’t hesitate to contact one of our expert technicians with questions about which product is the right one for your case.
Ziroconia crowns stand out because they fail to do just that. Simply put, it’s tough to tell the difference between a natural tooth and one that’s repaired with a Zirconia crown. A type of crystal, Zirconia is tough, durable material stronger than traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations. Due to their translucent appearance, Zirconia restorations blend naturally into a patient’s smile.
The Zirconia crown is one of the most amazing advancements in today’s dental restorations. Zirconia CAD/CAM oxide ceramic frames and copings offer an unparalleled strength and fracture toughness material for the foundation of a restoration. The final ceramics are easy to seat and provide an outstanding marginal fit. Without alloy content, the Zirconia restoration can virtually come alive and display all the warmth and vitality for a beautiful smile.
Two newer, more specialized options Gibson offers for Zirconia crowns are High Translucent and Bruxrite Layered. Ask our technicians for more information about these materials and our process.
The eMax restoration is a bit of an oxymoron, but in the best possible way. Durable but delicate, eMax crowns and bridges are notable for their long-lasting strength and attractive appearance. This restoration is a great option for stained or damaged teeth. eMax is a premium material, one of the best options for matching both shape and appearance of a patient’s normal teeth.
IPS eMax Press is an outstanding product to address both the strength and esthetic demands of single-unit crowns, three-unit anterior bridges, single-unit zirconia abutment implant crowns, and lower anterior veneers. Multiple shades, including bleach shades, are available to create restorations for a lifelike smile with consistent vitality. Conventional cementation is standard procedure for seating.
At Gibson Dental, we have several availably options for eMax restorations:
Darryl Smallwood, Ext. 240
Wayne Burrell, CDT Ext. 239