Empress dental restorations can help you achieve a healthy, natural looking smile
Dental restorations such as crowns, veneers, and bridges, or inlays and onlays can be very effective when it comes to resolving dental issues.
In a nutshell:
dental crowns cap a tooth to restore its appearance, strength and function
veneers cover the front of a tooth to hide imperfections, chips or cracks
bridges are used to replace missing teeth
inlays and onlays are porcelain dental fillings
But the choice of materials used in dental restorations is an important consideration in terms of strength, durability and appearance.
What types of materials are used in modern dental restorations?
For a long time, metal – whether gold or metal alloy – was considered the best material to use for both direct (eg: dental fillings) or indirect (eg: crowns, bridges, veneers, etc) dental restorations because of its strength.
While strong and durable, the aesthetic impacts of metal was a key motivator within the dental industry to come up with a better solution. Porcelain and porcelain fused to metal offered better looks, but porcelain tends to be brittle and expensive to repair.
The IPS Empress System is glass-ceramic leucite-based material that is very lifelike due to its translucency and its ability to reflect light naturally. The leucite crystals improve how Empress dental restorations flex, making them crack and fracture resistant and better able to withstand the pressures of biting and chewing.
Get the benefits of Empress restorations
Empress restorations have been used in dentistry for more than 15 years and offer up a number of advantages over other materials:
• Less risk of allergic reactions or negative immune system responses
• Less impact on surrounding teeth
• Better shade and translucency variability to effectively match your natural teeth
• Very natural looking, durable and long lasting
Are Empress restorations the best option for you?
With Empress restorations, Dr Sudikoff can can enhance your smile by changing the size, color, shape and overall look of your teeth. If the issue is damaged teeth, Empress restorations can be used to:
• replace missing teeth
• replace dark fillings or eliminate black shadows at the gum line
• repair chipped, cracked, crooked or worn-down teeth
If you would like to learn more about Empress Restorations, please schedule a consultation by calling (704) 413-3688.