Choosing crown and bridge materials can be extremely tricky for dentists.
With so many options available in today’s market, dentists must decide which materials are the most efficient and flexible with the greatest record of durability and aesthetics.
At Advanced Dental Aesthetics, we recommend the next generation of crown and bridge materials.
IPS e.max is a pressed lithium disilicate restoration that features a variety of design options, high strength and life-like aesthetics.
It exhibits superior durability featuring 360-400 MPa (megapascal) of flexural strength.
With optimized aesthetic properties creating all-ceramic restorations IPS e.max offers true-to-nature results.
As well as that, when the lithium disilicate is fabricated to full-contour, the monolithic structure is the most robust ceramic system tested to date.
This highly-regarded and advanced option is currently the number one choice for many dental experts around the world.
It is also an ideal material of choice when working and creating veneers.
One of the main reasons for its stark rise in popularity is the wealth of options it comes with.
You can choose between e. max restorations which are waxed and pressed or alternatively they can be scanned and designed with a computer before being sent to a milling machine anywhere in the world.
Here are some tips on how to use yours below.
Cement or bond?
e.max gives you the freedom of choice.
If you prefer to cement then go ahead.
But if you are looking for a stronger crown to tooth interface for a short clinical crown length, e.max is bondable.
Anterior or Posterior?
e.max uses the strongest pressable glass ceramic ingot available with a flexural strength of 400 MPa. So yes, it’s strong enough for the posterior.
If quality appearance is what you are going for, different ingot opacities and cutback techniques make it possible to rival the aesthetics of other producers.
Milled or pressed?
CAD/CAM design and wax milling provide accuracy.
Pressed technology delivers the maximum flexural strength available.
Crown or Bridge?
e.max’s versatility of design can deliver both bridges and crowns.
Available for 3-unit bridges to the 2nd premolar.
Veneer or Thin Veneer?
The lithium disilicate material can be pressed as thin as .3mm and is an excellent option for those minor aesthetic updates.
We here at ADA understand the importance of lasting smiles.
Helping our clients give their patients the confidence to smile again is our top priority.
We are confident our trusted e.max restorations is the solution for you, so get in touch with us today and we can tell you more.
IPS e.max restorations – the next generation of crown and bridge materials.