Non-Metallic Aesthetic Porcelain (E-Max)
Empress veneers, also known as non-metallic aesthetic porcelain, is a type of porcelain baked on glass ceramics and with greatly increased durability, is a very important type of veneer used in aesthetic dentistry.
Properties and Advantages of E-Max
The most harmless veneer material, and the one of the most biologically compatible ones with human body, is without exception the porcelain. Empress veneers don’t use any metal infrastructures. By using glass supported porcelain on infrastructure instead of metal, the risk of any allergic reactions that may occur on the patients are reduced. This also helps prevent the disturbing black shadows that occur on gum tissues with metal infrastructure. With a high capacity of light diffraction and being indistinguishable from natural teeth, aesthetic porcelain promises a long service life. The natural cracks that occur on natural teeth can also be reflected on the veneer with white coloring.
The polished surface of non-metallic aesthetic porcelain makes it harder for dental plaques to form on its surface, which is quite beneficial for gum tissue. This offers perfect compatibility with gum tissue and prevents problems such as gum recession. This veneer also prevents tooth decay, as there can be no contact natural tooth surface, comparatively, the decay problems are all too common on metal-supported veneers.
Where E-Max must be applied?
Non-metallic aesthetic porcelain is usually applied to front incisor teeth, patients care greatly about this area. Another area of application is the premolars. Empress veneer can not be applied to teeth located in the back or where there is considerable teeth loss.
Empress veneers require meticulous preparation and concentrated work to apply to be long-lasting, which is why it is important that this process should be performed by experienced professionals.