You probably think of somebody where you can tell they have dental crowns. Old crowns don’t look natural, and so they can stand out in your smile.
Emax Porcelain crowns look just like your natural teeth, so you can smile confidently, and nobody will know you have them.
Not only can we use Emax crowns to blend in with your existing smile, we can use them to transform your smile.
I have had a new front crown fitted. The match is fantastic and the whole treatment and service from start to finish has been excellent.
I would thoroughly recommend Market Place Dentistry
Barry broke his front tooth. He chose to use a realistic Emax crown to restore the tooth, which has all the characteristics of natural enamel so it blends in with his natural teeth
Winnie chose Emax crowns to replace her old ones, which were damaged and unsightly. The better-fitting Emax crowns have also helped to improve Winnie’s gums, which are lighter in colour, and therefore healthier.
Andrea had a single, old crown with a dark gumline. We used an Emax crown to replace the old one which gave an excellent outcome
Appearance: Emax porcelain is the gold standard for appearance. We can give the crown all the shades, characteristics and textures of natural enamel which makes them incredibly lifelike
Strength: Very good. When we fit Emax crowns to front teeth, it’s rare that they would chip or break. Chipping may be more likely on back teeth as biting forces are higher.
Tooth preservation: The crown is around 1.0-1.5mm thick, so tooth preservation is moderate.
Appearance: Zirconia crowns are tooth-coloured so they will blend in with your natural teeth. Their appearance is not quite as good as Emax, so we don’t tend to use them for the very front teeth.
Strength: The strength is excellent as Zirconia can withstand the high forces of chewing on molar teeth.
Tooth preservation: The crown is around 1.0mm thick. Zirconia can also be used for partial coverage crowns, so we can fully preserve any walls of enamel which are intact. This means tooth preservation is very good.
Appearance: The appearance of porcelain-metal crowns is usually good when new. However, we cannot give the porcelain the same translucency as natural enamel as the grey internal metal layer must be masked out. Therefore the appearance can never be as good as Emax crowns.
Over time, the gum may recede and expose a dark line at the gumline where the metal shows through. This is a common problem with old porcelain-metal crowns.
Strength: The internal metal layer is very strong, but sometimes the porcelain can chip away from the surface which exposes the metal underneath. (if this happens, the crown is still functional, but may not look or feel very nice).
Tooth preservation: The crown is 0.5-1.5mm thick, so tooth preservation is moderate.
Appearance: Not great if you’re going for a natural look.
Strength: Excellent. Gold alloy is easily able to withstand the biting forces on back teeth.
Tooth preservation: Excellent. Gold crowns can be very thin, from 0.5-1.0mm. Gold alloy can be used for partial coverage crowns, so we can fully preserve any walls of enamel which are intact. This means tooth preservation is the best of all types of crown.