Dental crowns are useful for so many things, such as improving the shape and appearance of stained, cracked or broken teeth. They’re also sometimes necessary after a root canal procedure and to attach a dental bridge to your natural teeth. Crowns strengthen and protect teeth that you’ve had problems with.
Problems with teeth in the front of your mouth also may lead to self-consciousness and a loss of confidence. Dr. John Koutsoyiannis at cosmetic dentistry Sohosmile understands the importance of appearances because he’s both a general dentist and a cosmetic dentist. So the crowns he makes are both functional and attractive.
When you need a crown on a molar near the back of your mouth, you need something that’s strong enough to withstand the force of chewing. Dental crowns are made out of a wide variety of materials for just that reason. The most popular, aesthetic options for dental crowns, particularly for front teeth, are eMax crowns. Dr. John recommends eMax crowns more often than any other type of crown.
What Are eMax Crowns Used For?
eMax crowns are the newest and best iteration of cosmetic porcelain crowns. Quickly growing in popularity, these crowns are tough and durable, but look just like your other teeth. They are as much as three times stronger than other glass-ceramic options.
Dr. John recommends eMax crowns, especially when you need one on your front teeth. These crowns are especially well suited when you have:
- Crooked teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Stained teeth
This type of porcelain crown has many advantages in practical use, including:
- An ideal blend of translucency, which offers the best match to your natural teeth
- Excellent strength and durability that help them last for years with proper care
- No metal alloy or other material that may be unsightly and uncomfortable
- Quickly created with modern digital technology using computer software
- Designed for a precise fit so your speech and chewing aren’t affected at all
- Requires minimal removal of tooth structure, leaving a stronger, more natural base
eMax crowns are placed in cosmetic dentistry procedures, as well as in family dentistry procedures. Dental crowns are stronger and more permanent than dental bonding, but despite the innate strength of the best crowns, they don’t last forever. You can expect your eMax crown to last about 10 years or slightly longer.
eMax Crown Problems and Disadvantages
Everyone has different needs and goals when it comes to their dental health and their appearance. Dr. John and his team of experts at Sohosmile take all of that into consideration when discussing eMax crowns advantages and disadvantages.
There aren’t a large number of eMax crown problems, but there are a few things to consider. eMax crown disadvantages include:
- High price, some of which may be offset with dental insurance
- Inappropriate for darker teeth that can’t be whitened
eMax crowns are great for front and back teeth, but be sure to discuss your options with your best cosmetic dentist Downtown NYC. There are many factors to consider when choosing the perfect type of crown for your situation.
eMax Crown Prep Procedure
eMax crown prep work happens conveniently in your dentist’s office. Your dentist numbs the area and removes decay along with a thin layer of tooth as part of the crown prep. A digital impression is made using an intraoral scanner. You should not experience any pain. To alleviate any emotional discomfort, Dr. John eases your fears about tooth sensitivity and other concerns you may have.
The scanned image of your tooth is transmitted to a computer where your cosmetic dentist matches the shade of the eMax crowns with your natural teeth. A machine cuts the prosthesis to the required size and shape. Dr. John then fits the crown to your tooth and makes any needed final adjustments. It’s all done in one appointment so you don’t have to wait for weeks with an uncomfortable temporary crown, as you would have in times past.
Your SoHo Dentist
Sohosmile offers state-of-the-art dental treatment to patients from all over New York City, but the office is especially accessible from the nearby neighborhoods. Call Sohosmile with any questions or concerns about eMax crowns — or any other cosmetic or basic dental services you may need.