We have recently completed a highly successful treatment on one of our patients who had uneven, discoloured teeth, with missing teeth and irregular gaps between the teeth. Our patient was very self-conscious about the way he looked and came to us for a solution. We chose to use Emax veneers to give a great look, natural finish and long lasting result and he is delighted with the final look.
Following the success of the procedure, we wanted to tell you more about veneers and in particular Emax veneers to help you make an informed decision with your dentist.
Veneers are an excellent way to improve the look of your smile. It is a minimally invasive procedure and when the client leaves the clinic they are really easy to care for – just like your normal teeth! We have written an article all about veneers on our blog, which is a good introduction to veneers in general.
As there are a number of different types to choose from, we wanted to let you know about Emax and why they are our preferred choice.
What are Emax veneers?
Emax is a type of ceramic material made with something called lithium disilicate.
Why do you use Emax?
Emax is a kind of pressed ceramic which is brilliant because of it’s strength, durability and the fact that we can use very thin veneers to get very natural results.
It is a very resistant material (360-400 MPa), which is easy to use and is resistant to wear over time, leading to excellent long-lasting results. It is also a material that fits perfectly with the anatomy of the gum, which gives patients a very comfortable fit and makes it very safe to use.
In terms of the cosmetic appearance, lithium disilicate is translucent, so it looks very natural and matches with other teeth very well.
Overall, we find it a very versatile material and one which we think gives excellent results for our patients.
We can use the Emax ceramic in the following ways –
- Minimally invasive inlays and onlays, which we use when there are very big cavities in the teeth to cover the area and restore strength and structure to the tooth,
- To make veneers
- To make crowns and bridges
What are the other options?
Veneers can also be done with feldspathic ceramics, which gives a very natural look which the patients really like, but they are not as strong as the Emax variety. Another option is composite veneers, which can be matched to the colour of your original teeth for a very natural look and are very strong. However, the colour that is used on these veneers will wear off over time, so the look is not as long lasting and consistent.
What problems do you use veneers to treat?
Veneers are a great tool for dentists as they can help with a range of problems such as closing gaps between the teeth, discoloured teeth which doesn’t respond to whitening and wear due to grinding.
When are veneers not suitable for patients?
Veneers are suitable most of the time. However if patients already have crowns we can’t use them.
Patients should come in to discuss their options and find out if veneers would be suitable for them. If not, there are many other tools we can use to give you a great smile and ensure teeth are healthy and strong. Make an appointment to visit our Marbella dentist today and start your journey to a beautiful smile.