There are many methods used to achieve an aesthetic smile and healthy teeth.
The method is determined by the expert aesthetic Dentist, depending on the type of teeth of the patient has or chosen to suit the patient’s special requests. With the rapid advancements in technology, the number of methods available has increased considerably. Amongst the most modern options available, full ceramic crowns, E-Max laminates, E-Max crowns and glass-ceramic crowns are some of the most preferred.
In dentistry, these are generally classified into the group called veneers. They are the most preferred materials in laminate porcelain applications. The word LAMINA, which is of Latin origin, is the name given to the leaves of plants and thus thin porcelain coatings are also called lamina porcelain.
What is the E-Max Teeth Coating?
Preparing the tooth for a dental crown involves removing very precise amounts of the tooth and filling material from the tooth that requires the crown
E-Max crowns are normally applied by filing the front surface of the tooth or by removing very precise amounts of the tooth completely. The crown, which can be used as a substructure, can also be used in one piece. This method, which is used for covering incisors, canines and small teeth, can also be used for aesthetic purposes. E-Max porcelain, which can also be used to compensate for tooth deficiencies, is highly preferred due to its light transmittance and its resemblance to natural teeth. E-Max crowns/veneers are preferred because they have higher light transmittance than other materials. These coatings are heat-treated and prepared as moulds in various sizes. As the silicate content in their structure is high, they acquire a glassy structure and therefore their light transmittance is increased. When the scraping process is completed, they enter the oven at 700-760 degrees Celsius and acquire their final colours and forms.
Since not all porcelain brands have glass ceramic work in glass-ceramic materials, which are frequently used in the dental sector, IVOCLAR glass-ceramics are generally preferred.
How is E-Max Porcelain Crown (E-Max Coating) Made?
The patient applies to an aesthetic dentist to learn whether the tooth structure is suitable for glass-ceramic crowns. Providing there are no problems, a local anaesthetic is given to the patient and the preparation procedure on the tooth is carried out. The measurements are then taken and temporary crowns or veneers are applied.
The measurements taken from the patient are transferred to the digital environment with the help of a scanner. Afterwards, design processes are prepared with the help of the programs used. E-Max blocks are generally prepared to use single blocks for one tooth. After the design process is finished, the prepared script is transferred directly to the machines called CAD-CAM. CAD-CAM machines use incoming scripts to abrade material to be used in 3D. The infrastructure or anatomical crown that emerges after the etching process is sent directly to the furnace for cooking at suitable temperatures. During the time spent in the oven, glass ceramics will have the correct light transmittance and colour. With the polishing process afterwards, their brightness is gained.
Generally, at least two rehearsals are completed in all coating processes. The first of these rehearsals is an infrastructure rehearsal, and by looking at the compatibility of the material used with the tooth, possible problems can be prevented later.
Porcelain is processed on the substructure and brought to the stage before polishing by the technician, so that the prosthesis can be prepared for the second rehearsal. In this session, after the contacts, anatomical, biological compatibility and functional integrity are checked, the glass-ceramic crowns are permanently applied to the teeth. Total healing time of the teeth varies depending on the dental and bone structure of the patient.