What is a Full Ceramic Tooth?

Veneers made entirely of reinforced ceramic without any substrate material are called full ceramic veneers. These veneers are the most aesthetic materials used in dentistry. Names such as EMPRESS, IPS MAX, IPS EMPRESS® II, IPS E.MAX® are trademark examples of these full ceramic systems. All-ceramic applications can be divided into two categories: laminate and all-ceramic veneer applications. On this page, we will talk about full ceramic veneer applications.

How are full ceramic veneers (Emax, Empress, Ips Max, Ips Empress® II, Ips E.Max®) Teeth Applied?

If the person who will have full ceramic veneer Zirconium application has not had a preparation, that is, tooth cutting, in his teeth before, the teeth must be cut. It is necessary to cut between 0.5 mm and 1.5 mm from the teeth on average.
For people who want to replace their existing veneers with zirconium veneers, the old veneers are first removed. The existing preparation is reviewed, if there is a need, the cuts are corrected, if the existing cut is sufficient, the teeth are cleaned and the impression stage is started.
After tooth cutting (preparation), impressions are taken from the teeth. The impression can be taken with classical methods or digitally. The process is completed with rehearsal and fitting of the teeth in the following sessions.

Is there any pain when full ceramic (EMAX, EMPRESS, IPS MAX) teeth are made?

During the preparation (cutting) session of zirconium veneers, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Since the procedure is performed under anesthesia, no pain is felt. Temporary teeth are worn until the treatment is finished. Sensitivity control, hot and cold permeability are prevented with temporary teeth. In general, the process is completed without any problems.

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How to Choose Tooth Colors and Tooth Forms When Making Full Ceramic (EMAX, EMPRESS, IPS MAX) Teeth?

When choosing the color of zirconium teeth, if there will be a total change, the patient and the physician are free to choose the desired color. If a tooth is made in a certain area, the color selection must be made in harmony with the color of the natural teeth, otherwise an aesthetic appearance cannot be achieved. The forms of the teeth can be selected from sample cases and photographs in the first session, and if our patient has the desired form, new teeth can be prepared under the guidance of samples. The zirconiums prepared in the rehearsal sessions are tested, and if the whole process is going in line with the wishes of the patient and the physician, the finishing phase is started. The patient is free to change his/her mind, form, color and structure during the rehearsal phase. All medically appropriate changes can be made before the finishing session.

How many days does it take to get full ceramic (EMAX, EMPRESS, IPS MAX) teeth?

Zirconium teeth are attached between 2-6 days on average. The patient’s medical requirements, individual requests, the physician’s appointment availability, the number of teeth to be made, the duration of stay in the country for our dental tourism patients affect the treatment process.

How to Care for Full Ceramic (EMAX, EMPRESS, IPS MAX) Teeth?

Zirconium crowns should be brushed like normal toothbrushes, the care is the same as the care of normal teeth. If a zirconium bridge is applied, it is necessary to use a superfloss or interface brush under the body.

Do full ceramic (EMAX, EMPRESS, IPS MAX) veneers cause bad taste or bad odor in the mouth?

Zirconium teeth do not create a bad taste in the mouth and do not cause bad odor in the mouth.

Do full ceramic (EMAX, EMPRESS, IPS MAX) teeth change color over time?

The color of zirconium teeth does not change over time and remains the same as the day it was first made.

Can factors such as Tea, Coffee, Smoking change the color of Full ceramic (EMAX,EMPRESS,IPS MAX)?

Zirconium, which has a bright, smooth and polished structure, is highly resistant to discoloration and staining. If the patient brushes his teeth regularly, factors such as tea, coffee and cigarettes do not cause discoloration in zirconium.

Can the color of zirconium teeth be changed afterwards? Can zirconium teeth be whitened?

The color of zirconium veneers cannot be changed afterwards, it remains as it was the first day it was made. Zirconium veneers cannot be bleached.

How long do all-ceramic (EMAX, EMPRESS, IPS MAX) teeth last?

Zirconium veneers are long-lasting, the lifespan of zirconium is directly proportional to the oral care of the patients and the health status of the support teeth. Although it varies from person to person, this period varies approximately between 7 and 15 years.

What are the disadvantages of all-ceramic (EMAX, EMPRESS, IPS MAX) teeth?

Zirconium teeth are more expensive than metal-supported teeth.

What is the Compatibility of Full Ceramic (EMAX, EMPRESS, IPS MAX) Veneers with Gums?

Zirconium teeth are compatible with the gums for reasons such as being antiallergic, being thin at the gingival level, not having the disadvantage of metal color reflection, and not causing bruising on the gums. In addition, zirconium teeth do not create an aesthetically negative appearance in a situation such as gingival recession that may occur later.

What are the Differences and Advantages of Full Ceramic Veneers (EMAX, EMPRESS, IPS MAX) Compared to Classic Metal-Substructured Veneers?

– Light transmittance is the main factor that determines the aesthetic perception of teeth. The higher the light transmittance, the more aesthetic the veneer tooth is. In teeth with a classical metal substructure, the substructure material is silver in color. The substructure is covered with various opaque materials to hide the silver color and connect the porcelain to the metal substructure. For this reason, the aesthetic appearance is weaker. In zirconium teeth, on the other hand, there is no opaque coating, and since zirconium itself is a white and translucent material, its light transmittance is high.
– Another advantage of zirconium teeth is that they are more biologically compatible and anti-allergic. Zirconium teeth are recommended for people with allergic constitution.
– In porcelains with classical metal substructure, black color formation can be observed in the gingival area over time or silver reflection caused by metal can be observed. In zirconium teeth, blackening of the gingiva does not occur and silver reflection does not occur in the gingival area.
– Zirconium substructures are lighter than conventional metal substructures.

Who can have full ceramic (EMAX, EMPRESS, IPS MAX) applications?

People who need bridge treatment, who need a single tooth crown, may prefer zirconium crowns. People who want an aesthetic appearance as a coating material on the implant, who have excessive decay, defects, destruction, excessive wear on their teeth can have zirconium coatings.
People who do not want to undergo orthodontic treatment, who want the crowding to be solved as soon as possible, who do not want to have an implant in tooth loss or who cannot achieve the appearance they dream of with whitening treatment can have zirconium veneers.
After root canal treatment, zirconium teeth can be made to prevent the treated tooth from breaking, to increase the aesthetic appearance, and to close the gaps between the teeth.

Treatment in dentistry is individualized. Please contact us so that our specialist dentists can decide which treatment you need and what treatment is suitable for you.


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