E-max crowns and Zirconia Crowns and Bridges
The bad news is that you need a crown. However the good news is that you can have a ceramic crown or a porcelain bridge that is very durable, strong, and mimics your tooth color and translucency. Porcelain crowns can now be made extremely strong so there is no fracturing and at the same time retaining the beauty of natural teeth.
Emax crowns , bridges or inlay onlays, have gained popularity due to bio compatibility, beauty and strength.These crowns or limited bridges are made of lithium disilicate, in which the crown fabrication can be done after wax up by the dental technician. Due to durability and strength of the Emax, the biggest advantage is that less tooth structure is removed from the tooth, and the porcelain is fracture-resistant. E-max crowns have improved conservative dentistry (minimally invasive) however they are NOT indicated for all crowns.
Due to strength of the material it can be harsh to the opposing teeth, meaning it can cause wear and tear, especially if the patient is a bruxer or grinder. Emax crowns need to be bonded to the tooth structure, therefore it is more technique-sensitive, and the cost is more than conventional (porcelain fused to metal) crowns. However, the strength and esthetics are incomparable. Regular Porcelain crowns are stronger than natural tooth structure causing wear on the opposing natural dentition. Emax crowns can be as much as 3 to 5 times stronger than porcelain crowns. Book in for a consultation with Dr Peter to get professional dental advice