What is an Empress Veneer?
Empress veneers are porcelain with increased durability which, without the use of metal substructure, made from glass ceramics fired on ceramic cores which are pressed together under pressure. It consists entirely of ceramic. They can also be called full porcelain teeth. Also, because of its light permeability and not consisting of any metal, it is one of the most aesthetic materials used in prosthetic applications in dentistry. Therefore, empress material is often preferred in laminate restorations.
Which teeth can Empress Veneers be used for?
Empress coatings give the best results in frontal teeth where aesthetic concerns stand out. Since the light permeability is perfect, it is a natural aesthetic and long lasting solution. Another application area is on the small molar teeth, which appear in the mouth and are not subjected to excessive force. For both of these teeth, the most appropriate solution are empress veneers.
Colored teeth; Another application area is colored teeth. (Tetracycline, fluorosis, devitalization or age-related colorings.)
Teeth which had a change in color because of a root canal treatment and which color cannot be whitened.
Teeth with Diastema (to close the gap between teeth)
Malformed teeth (to regenerate the form of the deformed teeth)
Teeth with enamel defects (defects or deformations in the protective layer of the tooth, such as enamel hypoplasia)
Malposed teeth (teeth with incorrect alignment and position)
Teeth which went through many restorations and need to be adjusted aesthetically.
Teeth which are eroded or deformed, which we call attrition, erosion or abrasion.
What is the difference between Empress Veneers and Zirconium and Porcelain Veneers?
Although zirconium veneers do not contain any metal, empress veneers give very good results when the underlying structures are opaque, and compared to the use of metal substrates in porcelain coatings, empress veneers have a better aesthetical effect.
How does one know if a person needs empress veneers?
If you need restoration on the front teeth and you want the best treatment, you should choose empress veneers. In addition, in the partial coverage of the back teeth (laboratory fillings), the empress material can be easily used in terms of aesthetic appearance.
Advantages of Empress Veneers
* Thanks to color control, it provides a natural look.
* It give aesthetically high quality results. (Because the color and surface structure of empress veneers, which have natural fluorescence properties, can be controlled, the results are aesthetic and natural.)
* Empress veneers are more conservative than other types of crowns.
*Accumulation on the surface of empress veneers with a good varnish is much less compared to other veneers. Thanks to this feature, it is also extremely healthy at a periodontal angle.
* It is extremely resistant to abrasion.
* Fluid absorption is very low compared to its alternatives.
*Just like the other organs in our body, our teeth are worn down over time, and we experience a change in shape and color. In dentistry, the concept of vertical dimension (the section between the jaw and the nose) starts to decrease with age. Correspondingly, the teeth start to wear and deteriorate in color. As a result, teeth start to lose their vitality. In these cases, the vertical dimension is increased thanks to empress dental veneers, so that the ideal size is restored. In this respect again, the deformation and color change in the teeth are also corrected. After the process, the younger looking person, gets a dynamic smile as well.
Together with the transparently substructured zirconium veneers, empress veneers are considered the most aesthetic veneers of today’s technology.