Crown on 1st molar. Help appreciated


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Hi everyone,

My 1st post here so apologies if it's a bit muddly.

I've been told I need a crown/veneer on a 1st molar on the top and the bottom jaw as I've got some fractures and I've been priced up for emax ones.

I've had a little look online and I've kept coming across sites and people saying that emax isn't best used for a molar and zirconia would be a much better option for certain reasons so I'm confused as to why the dentist suggested emax.

Is emax or zirconia a better option for the molars?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jamie.
 
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Dr M

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Good day

Zirconia crowns are stronger, and can withstand more occlusal force than Emax crowns. I would evaluate your overall "bite" and looks for signs of potential grinding. If there are signs, I would consider going for Zirconia crowns. A lot of dentists opted for Emax above Zirconia, since they are more aesthetic, but modern Zirconia crowns are also highly aesthetic. I would talk to your dentists and ask about Zirconia crowns as an option-the price difference should not be much.
 

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