Which crown is better for endodontically treated molar - zirconia or emax?

Q. Which crown is better for endodontically treated molar - zirconia or emax?

Answered by
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 17, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am 24 years old. What type of crown is recommended for an endodontically treated upper molar (tooth #26), solid zirconia or eMax? I am worried about the abrasive effects Zirconia might have on the opposing dentition. Will a zirconia crown cause secondary caries under the crown as a result of abrasion against opposing teeth? I also understand it may be difficult to detect decay or treat decay under zirconia crowns, is that so? If so, would eMax or any other all-ceramic crown be a better choice for my endodontically treated molar? I am not a grinder or clencher, and this would be my first crown. I would greatly appreciate all insights and recommendations.



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Zirconium crown will be a better choice because you are young. If the tooth is properly adjusted, that is, if the crown placement is done properly, there will not be abrasive effects.

Yes, it costs a little more than ceramic or porcelain-fused metal crown, but they will chip off with time.

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