A restoration is a restoration, as long as your tooth is fixed, right? Well, not exactly. Not all restorations are made the same, and there are many different materials to choose from these days. Metal fillings and crowns definitely do the job but aren't as aesthetically pleasing as tooth-colored restorations. That's why so many dentists are turning to IPS Empress crowns and IPS Empress veneers. IPS Empress is a popular restoration material used to construct dental crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers that look like real teeth!
Advantages of IPS Empress Crowns
Before all-ceramic dental crowns were invented or created, tooth-colored crowns were metal-based with a porcelain covering. While porcelain crowns are a trusted restoration, the underlying metal is sometimes exposed at the gum line, revealing a dark line between the gums and dental crown. And if you have receding gums, that line becomes even more noticable. Introduced in 1991 by Ivoclar Vivadent, IPS Empress dental crowns were designed to eliminate the dark fillings and black shadows that are common in porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations.
The goal of IPS Empress is to improve aesthetics while providing sturdy, long-lasting restorations. IPS Empress is a metal-free restorative material made from ceramic glass. Without the need for a metal core, IPS Empress crowns and IPS Empress veneers look more like your teeth than metal-based restorations.
IPS Empress Restorations
The IPS Empress crown material is used for several types of dental restorations: