What is the Difference Between Emax Veneers and Traditional Porcelain Veneers?
To the uninformed, it may seem that all dental veneers are exactly the same. However, although they are all used for the same purpose – to give you that bright and perfect white smile, they are not the same in terms of features or even the result they give you.
The type of veneer, as well as the quality of the result, depend on the skill and experience of your dental technician.
It must be said that Emax coatings are one of the most expensive types of coatings available, but they are also known to last longer and perform well than cheaper models.
Let’s take a closer look at Emax coatings so you can determine if they’re right for you.
Pros of Emax Coatings
Doesn’t Require Too Much Tooth Shaping
Compared to their alternatives, due to their thinner design, Emax veneers can often be placed directly on real teeth without looking too unnatural or bulky. The more traditional type of porcelain is cut thicker and therefore requires scaling and reshaping of actual teeth for veneers to fit snugly. Since Emax veneers are made of a special type of porcelain, they can be cut thinner without losing their structural integrity.
Because Emax veneers are made from ultra-durable, pressed ceramic porcelain, they are more likely to last longer than others on the market and up to 10 years. Most patients, even the longest-lasting ones, do not realize that coatings do not stay the same indefinitely and can eventually crack or crumble. Additionally, because your natural teeth don’t need extensive reshaping, the process is reversible, so it’s not as permanent as other types of veneers.
Stronger Process for Bonding Veneers to Teeth
Again, this has to do with the fact that you don’t have to scale and shave your own teeth as much as you do when you have more traditional veneers. Emax veneers can actually be bonded directly to the surface enamel without the need for a weak dentin layer. Many studies have been done proving that enamel bonding is stronger than dentin bonding, giving veneers a much longer chance of performing to a higher standard.
Reduced Treatment Time
After the above points, preparing to fit Emax veneers is much faster than with conventional veneers, as you don’t need much filing, drilling and scaling on your original teeth. There is no need for temporary veneers between appointments as the function or appearance of your teeth does not change significantly. Installing Emax veneers can take as little as 2 sessions. The first appointment includes the tooth preparation process, and the second includes bonding the synthetic veneer shells to your teeth.
As you can see from the above, there are many reasons to seriously consider Emax veneers when it comes to repairing and treating your broken, chipped or otherwise damaged teeth. While they’re more expensive, you get your money’s worth as they last longer than others out there and even when it’s time to replace, they outlast their cheaper counterparts.
Obviously, it depends on your personal situation, needs and even your budget, but the many advantages above make a strong argument that Emax coatings are your choice.