E-Max Dental Crowns
A dental crown doesn’t have to be highly noticeable against the rest of your teeth. The e-max dental crown offered by Dr. Filip Orban, your dentist in Coeur d’Alene, is a highly esthetic, metal-free restoration that blends beautifully with the rest of your smile. For teeth that are severely decayed or damaged, the e-max crown offers an effective alternative to noticeable metal crowns.
Why Dental Crowns Are Necessary
Do you need a dental crown? These tooth-shaped coverings (also sometimes called caps) are a good solution for a number of dental issues. From holding together parts of a broken tooth to restoring severely decayed or injured teeth, dental crowns completely surround the affected tooth down to the gum line. All-ceramic e-max crowns can also make cosmetic improvements to a severely stained, worn, or misshapen tooth.
Some patients opt to have their old metal dental work replaced with a new, beautiful e-max dental crown. Take away the appearance of that metal line between your crown and the gum line or replace your gold or metal crown with a natural-looking, customizable, all-ceramic e-max crown.
Multiple Benefits of E-max Crowns
Patients who choose all-ceramic e.max crowns are able to enjoy the significant advantages associated with natural-looking crowns. Some of the most apparent benefits of the e.max crown include…
- Proven to last long and gives the tooth a natural appearance
- Ceramic is highly customizable to match with the rest of your teeth
- No visible metal edge
- Virtually undetectable in the smile
- Fit well with your natural dentition
- Completely metal-free and biocompatible
If you have already heard of all-ceramic restorations, know that e-max is a little different than these brittle, expensive to repair traditional ceramic crowns. E-max crowns are made of heat-pressed glass ceramic -- a highly durable alternative. With a unique veneer glaze and stain, e-max offers up to 50 percent greater strength for a fracture-resistant ceramic crown.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
E-max crowns are stronger than the traditional ceramic crown, but they are just as vulnerable to injury as the rest of your teeth. The surrounding teeth and gums are also still at-risk of developing tooth decay and infection.
If you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night, protect your new crown from excessive force or impact by investing in a custom-fit sports guard or mouth guard.
Continue to maintain your good dental hygiene habits after you receive your dental crown. Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day, and floss daily. Concentrate on the area at the base of your crown as you clean to prevent the buildup of plaque and food particles. Visit your dentist for regular checkups to keep your oral and dental health in check for years to come.
Schedule an Appointment for an E-Max Crown Today
Would you like to benefit from the highly esthetic, sturdy e-max crown? If so, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Orban Family Dental. Request an appointment today!