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, Dr. Mina Levi, DDS will work with you to select the best option whether it be crowns, veneers, 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.
What to Expect when Getting an e.max 3/4 or Full Crown
Before the preparation begins for the e.max restoration, first a topical anesthetic will be applied to the area and then a local anesthetic shot will be administered in the area to ensure the comfort of the patient. Then, the old silver filling and/or decayed tooth structure will be removed from the tooth.
When the tooth has been cleaned of all decay, an impression will be taken of the tooth, and a temporary restoration will be placed in the area. This temporary will last about two to three weeks and will act as tooth structure while the laboratory manufactures the e.max permanent restoration.
In a few weeks when the patient returns to the office to have the permanent restoration placed, the temporary will be removed and the tooth will be cleaned. Once the tooth has been fully cleaned and dried, the dentist will apply an "etching" material to the area in question for about thirty seconds. This acidic material creates small scratches on the tooth surface which will make it easier for the restoration to adhere. The etching material will be washed away and the tooth will once again be dried. A bonding agent called "cement" will then be applied to the tooth and the permanent restoration will be placed. After a light-curing, where a bright blue light is applied to the area to harden the cement.
After a few adjustments to make sure that the bite is perfect, the restoration is complete and the patient can enjoy their new e.max restoration for many years to come.