Materials we trust: Feldspathic Porcelain vs. Emax Lithium Disilicate
While both can be equally esthetic and strong when bonded to enamel, there are different reasons we recommend one or the other.
The most traditional form of veneering, this choice utilizes solely porcelain to create the veneer. While relatively weak when out of the mouth, after bonding it obtains the strength of the tooth that it is bonded too. The ideal situation to use the feldspathic veneer is for minimal to no prep veneers (0.2-0.5 thicknesses) and when colour change is minimal. For larger colour changes, more reduction is required.
EMAX LAYERED PORCELAIN
Emax Lithium Disilicate is a “go to” material of choice for Krest due to its high strength core, esthetic flexibility, and translucent properties. We almost always cut back the core and customize the veneers with porcelain layered on top. Aside from being our default veneer choice, we highly recommend Emax when there are large spaces to fill or in situations where bulking up the teeth is a requirement.