E-Max All Ceramic Dental Crowns

Significant new developments in all-ceramic materials have led to the introduction of the e.max dental crown. Previously, dental crowns made from the most natural appearing materials weren’t as durable as those made of less esthetic materials like gold or other precious metals.

However, e-max crowns are fabricated with the newest in cosmetic porcelain, a lithium disilicate glass ceramic material that is natural in appearance yet stong enough to withstand the pressures and demands of the human mouth.  Researchers at the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU) found that the lithium disilicate ceramic material used in e-max dental crowns was far less likely to chip or fracture when compared to veneered zirconia-based crowns.

E-max dental crowns are designed using efficient pressed ceramic technology.  They represent the ultimate in metal-free esthetics and durability.  Unlike traditional dental crowns, there are no copings or metal substrates.  This means that e.max crowns are more natural in appearance and do not have the telltale “black line” of the crown’s metal substructure at the gumline like traditional crowns do.  In effect, the patient benefits from the best of both worlds–the beauty of all-ceramic dental crowns without compromising strength or durability.

Dr. Harold Gulbransen and Dr. Scott Recksiedler, at SAN DIEGO PROSTHODONTICS, are  proud to offer the latest techniques in the field of Crown and Bridge Dentistry.