VENEERS

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.

FELDSPATHIC PORCELAIN

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.

CROWN & BRIDGE

Materials we trust: Full Gold vs PFM vs Emax vs Zirconia

Many choices but no wrong one?

FULL GOLD

As traditional as the profession of dentistry itself, the full gold crown can be said to be the safest choice for strength and biocompatibility (if you can convince your patients to do it). Recommended for heavy bites, thin reductions and durability.

Options: Non-precious | Semi Precious | High Gold | White or Yellow

Full Crown | Onlay | Inlay

PFM

Tried and true, the porcelain fused to metal crown is still a choice material for its ability to be esthetic, strong, and biocompatible. Connector strengths make it an ideal choice for long span bridges or where thin spots of the restorations require metal occlusion.

Options: Non-precious | Semi Precious | High Gold

EMAX

A choice material for its esthetic translucency and ability for be bonded. Emax has the flexibility to be monolithic but also cutback and fully customized with layered porcelain. A key attribute is how well the porcelain bonds to the lithium disilicate, which virtually leads to no porcelain chipping issues.

Options: Lithium Disilicate Monolithic | Porcelain Layered

3/4 crowns | Inlays | Onlays | 3 Unit Bridges | Maryland Bridges | Cantilever bridges

ZIRCONIA

Our strongest choice when it comes to monolithic restorations, it is also our most economical. When superior esthetics are required, it can be fully customized as a core material and then layered with porcelain.

Options: Regular | Translucent | Porcelain Layered

Full Crowns & Bridges | 3/4 Crowns | Maryland Bridges | Cantilever Bridges

IMPLANTS

Through our 40+ years of working together with our doctors, and implantology partners, we have gained a vast amount of knowledge to tackle any implant situation presented to us. There can be several treatment options for every scenario. As the saying goes, take it case by case. Whether it is fixing an angulation issue or venturing into all on four, we have all the material options offered in the crown and bridge section along with the most optimal solutions.

Options: Zirconia | Titanium | Gold | CAD/CAM | EMAX 

REMOVABLES

From full dentures to single tooth flippers, our denture department strives to give our patients the quality of highly esthetic and functional removable prosthetics. We utilize premium Vitapan denture teeth for their realistic results along with industry standard Lucitone 199. 

AVAILABLE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Full Acrylic Dentures
Partial Acrylic Dentures
Cast Partial Dentures
Hard & Soft Relines
Vacuum Form Essex
Putty & Clear PVS Matrixes For Temps
Surgical Implant Stents
Periodontal Surgical Guides
Digital & Non Digital Thermoplastic Night Guards
Hard Acrylic Night Guards
Bleaching Trays

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