Emax dental crown may be used as a cover for broken or damaged teeth. An orthodontist takes a mold of the teeth and places a temporary dental crown in order to protect it until the permanent Emax crown is prepared. Then, a patient needs to wait up to 2-3 weeks and come for another visit, during which an Emax dental crown is installed. If Emax crown is used for dental implants, orthodontic specialists usually start from removing the damaged teeth, which could not be saved by root canal treatment or other dental treatment. After that, a dental implant is installed in its place, together with a temporary dental crown. Later on, orthodontist prepares a final Emax crown. Then, when the dental crown is ready, the doctor performs the dental crown procedure by simply removing the temporary dental crown and replacing it with Emax dental crown.
Doctors usually prefer to use local anesthesia during the dental crown procedure. You may feel its effect for 1-2 hours after getting your Emax crown. Additionally, in the first days of your experience with Emax dental crowns, your tooth may be a little sensitive but do not worry, it is a perfectly normal experience.
Emax crowns risks and complications are rare but can include:
Infection in the treated tooth – it can happen if the Emax crown is not sealed properly or if all of the decayed parts of the tooth is not removed before placing the crown
Allergic reaction – patients can have allergic reactions to the materials or dental cement used
Increase in sensitivity – some patients may experience an increase in sensitivity of the treated tooth – special types of toothpaste can be used to decrease sensitivity
Nerve damage – the tooth’s nerve can be damaged during the preparation phase of the procedure – in this situation a root canal treatment may be needed, along with the removal of the tooth’s nerve
It’s important to note that under 2% of patients experience complications after opting for Emax crowns or other types of dental crowns.
Temporary numbness and sensitivity are counted as the major side effects of Emax crown as well as other types of dental crown procedure.
The average Emax crowns survival rate is around 97.4%, 5 years after the procedure.
Why Should I Choose Emax Crowns? Emax crowns are thought to be one of the most realistic and durable crowns for teeth available. For this reason, many people choose them over other dental crowns such as zirconia crowns of pure porcelain crowns.
Do Emax Dental Crowns Have Two Layers? No, unlike other types of dental crowns, Emax crowns have only one layer, made from lithium disilicate, which guarantees that no darker spots will appear on them as the time goes.
Is Dental Crown Procedure Long? No, it is not. Usually, it is performed in two sessions. In the first one, your orthodontist will prepare the teeth or make a dental implant and plant over them a temporary dental crown. Then, after a few weeks, you will be called to appear in the office and get your final dental crown.
How Long do Emax Crowns Last?
Over 90% of crowns last for more than 9 years. Dental crowns, in general, can last a lifetime, if properly cared for.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content teamin August, 2019.