E.max Crown

E.max lithium disilicate (aka emax) all-ceramic crowns are a transparent, glass-looking material used in dental prostheses for ceramic restorations of crowns and bridges.


Combined with hydrofluoric acid etching, it creates microscopic pore retention in the surface before bonding a lithium disilicate ceramic to the tooth, resulting in a strong enamel replacement. Arguably, it is the most aesthetic material available today for crowns and bridges. The Art Of Aesthetics cosmetic dental laboratory is an e.max all-ceramic crown dental laboratory and uses a special advanced aesthetic material called e.max. Its manufacturing process produces homogeneous ingots in various degrees of opacity and shades, having a flexural strength of 400 MPa.

Cosmetic Emax Veneers Dental

Emax Cosmetic Veneers

As a cosmetic dental laboratory, The Art Of Aesthetics doesn’t recommend e.max for the following: molar bridges with the first molar as a pontic; multi-unit bridges; inlay-retained bridges; very deep, subgingival preparations (adhesive cementation); patients with severely reduced residual dentitions; and bruxism.

In addition, The Art Of Aesthetics cosmetic dental laboratory uses emax for high cosmetic veneers, full-mouth reconstruction, and the most difficult single unit central to match other existing centrals. We strongly recommend providing a reduction that can accommodate space for flexible design and to produce highly translucent aesthetic crowns.

Our e.max all-ceramic crowns are pre-etched with hydrofluoric acid for your convenience. Although you can bond e.max crowns, we recommend the cementation method for extra strength and durability.

We offer two types of e.max crowns and bridges:

  • e.max pressed aesthetic core layered with emax aesthetic powder to produce the most natural-looking restoration
  • Full emax CAD-CAM (monolithic) technology crowns and bridges for both strength and aesthetics

The Art Of Aesthetics cosmetic dental laboratory offers numerous choices for your patient-specific crowns and bridges, dental laboratory restorations, including full monolithic e.max, and emax layered with emax powder crowns and bridges.

Please keep in mind that e.max all-porcelain crowns are a relatively transparent, glass-looking material. If your patient has dark dentin or metal posts, we may not be able to cover them completely, and the final shade may be different. Therefore, we will need the dentin (stump) shade in addition to the final shade on all e.max all-porcelain restorations. It is always a good practice to take pictures of dentin shades. You can use a dentin shade guide or any shade guide to communicate with The Art Of Aesthetics cosmetic dental laboratory. Select us from your 3Shape Trios, iTero, Cerec, or True Definition scanner. 

The indications for IPS emax all-ceramic crowns are:

  • Anterior and posterior crowns
  • 3-unit anterior bridges
  • 3-unit bridges up to the second premolar as the abutment tooth
  • Press-over electroplated single crowns
  • Implant superstructures for single restorations
  • Implant superstructures for 3-unit bridge restorations up to the second premolar as the abutment tooth
  • Primary telescope crowns
  • Your monolithic zirconia is prettier than any other lab I have used.
    — Dr. Brad B - Denver CO
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    I also want to brag about a crown that I seated this morning. It matched so well. If the tissue wasn’t irritated, I don’t think even most doctors would be able to tell. I am enclosing a photo of it. Please show the lab person who made this crown this picture and thank them for such a talented piece of art. I love the crowns you send. I have very little adjustments and the color is usually great!
    — Dr. Brenda C - Longview Texas
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    The patient and I thank you for these excellent crowns #8,9!
    — Dr. Chris W ~ Santa Rosa CA

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