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What is e.max?
E.max represents a major breakthrough in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. One reason behind this is a combination of its high esthetics and superior strength. The all-ceramic dental crowns and restorations made from e.max are natural-looking and contain no metal. Depending on the correction you want to make, your dentist will work with you to select the best option whether it be dental crown, veneer, a bridge or implants.
E.max restorations can help fix discolored or stained teeth, crooked teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, decayed teeth, older dental work utilizing metal, shape or form of teeth and many more issues!
E.max is the #1 all-ceramic restoration used today. The patented e.max material has more than 10 years of clinical evidence with a 98.2% success rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the IPS e.max system?
The IPS e.max system consists of a few, metal-free materials that upon fabrication closely resemble the appearance of natural teeth. Because e.max all-ceramic dental crown are created from a single piece of a material called lithium disilicate, your dentist has greater ability to match your original tooth’s color, consistency and physical characteristics. E.max is the leading all-ceramic restoration used today; a perfect replacement to the traditional metal-based structure utilized in the past.
What is the difference between a veneer and a crown?
A dental veneer is a very thin layer of ceramic that is added to the surface of a person’s front teeth. While a dental crown covers the entire visible surface of the tooth and adds strength and stability. May be used to repair a tooth that has been worn down due to various reasons – teeth grinding, an improper bite, age, fillings and tooth decay are a few common reasons.
What is the procedure like?
Your doctor will evaluate your individual needs to determine the best course of treatment. The procedure to improve your smile will vary based on your situation so it is best to discuss this with your doctor.
How much do these procedures typically cost?
The cost of the procedure will vary based on your dentist’s diagnosis. The cost will also depend on factors such as whether you have cavities or teeth that are in need of specific treatment, as well as your type of insurance. It is best to have this conversation during your initial consultation with your dentist to be able to gain a clear understanding of how much your procedure(s) will cost.
Will my insurance cover any or all of my procedure?
Insurance coverage will depend on what your employer has contracted for with your insurance company.
Can I go whiter than my actual teeth?
In many cases, your e.max smile can be whiter than your actual teeth. Often times, the treatment will also require some bleaching of your unrestored teeth to make sure that your smile has a consistent beautiful appearance.
Do I have to avoid certain foods after I have my procedure?
There are nearly no restrictions to the kinds of food which can be eaten with your e.max smile. Because the material is highly stain resistant it is not necessary to abstain from strongly colored foods. In terms of food consistency, a good rule of thumb is to avoid chewing anything with your new teeth that you would not have chewed with your natural teeth. (i.e. olive pits, popcorn kernels, bones, bottle caps, etc.)
How long will my e.max smile last?
E.max lithium disilicate is an extremely durable material and has been clinically proven for more than 10 years in the dental industry. With proper care and regular dental visits, e.max restorations can serve you well for years to come.
Is an e.max smile reversible?
In most cases patients pursue an e.max smile as a life changing improvement. The durability and visual appeal of the product is made to stand the test of time. E.max is designed to be a permanent solution for healthy lasting smiles which improve a patient’s quality of life.