Emax Veneers: Everything you need to know


Emax veneers are an increasingly popular form of cosmetic dentistry. They are made from layered, tooth-colored ceramic material, making them a more conservative treatment than metal braces or resin bonding.

With Emax veneers, it's possible to achieve a beautiful and natural-looking smile without major changes to your teeth. This blog post will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this treatment option, as well as tips for how to find a dentist offering the service.

Key points

  • Emax Veneers are made from layered, tooth-colored ceramic material, making them a more conservative treatment option than metal braces or resin bonding
  • Advantages include a longer-lasting solution and a natural-looking smile
  • Disadvantages include the associated cost and potential damage to the teeth if not done correctly
  • Emax Veneers can last up to 15 years with proper care but need to be replaced every 5-10 years due the wear and tear

What are Emax Veneers?

Emax veneers are a type of dental veneer made from layered, tooth-colored ceramic material. They are an ideal treatment to improve the appearance of crooked, discolored, unevenly spaced, worn, or chipped teeth. Unlike metal braces or bonding, Emax veneers are a more conservative treatment option that often requires less time spent in the dentist's chair.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Emax Veneers

Due to the strength and durability of Emax material, these veneers can last up to 15 years with proper care. Plus, Emax veneers have a lifelike appearance that looks and feels just like your own natural teeth. They also provide a faster and less invasive treatment than other cosmetic dentistry options. 

One of the primary drawbacks of Emax veneers is the cost. Emax veneers generally cost more than traditional porcelain veneers since they require extra fabrication and customization. Secondly, not everyone is a suitable candidate for this treatment as it can damage teeth if not done correctly. Lastly, Emax veneers are permanent but not completely permanent; they will need to be replaced every 5-10 years due to wear and tear. 


In conclusion, Emax veneers have many benefits; they are stronger and more durable than traditional porcelain veneers, they provide a lifelike look and feel that resembles your own teeth and they take less time in the dentist's chair overall.

On the other hand, they come at a higher cost than traditional porcelain veneers and may not be suitable for everyone depending on the state of their current oral health.

Furthermore, these types of veneers are not completely permanent and will need to be replaced every 5-10 years.

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Emax Veneers FAQ

What is Emax?

Emax is a type of ceramic material that is used to make veneers. It is layered, tooth-colored, and extremely durable. Veneers made of Emax are used to cover or reshape teeth in order to improve their overall look or to protect them from damage. Emax veneers are considered a highly conservative treatment option when compared to more invasive options, such as braces or bonding.

How long do Emax veneers last?

Emax veneers can generally last up to 15 years with proper care. To ensure the longevity and integrity of your veneers, it's important to practice good oral hygiene, such as regular brushing and flossing. Additionally, you should also avoid using your teeth as tools and avoid clenching or grinding them.

Which is better Emax or porcelain veneers?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on the condition of your patient’s teeth and the results you are looking to achieve. Emax veneers are typically more expensive than porcelain veneers, however, they are also more durable and can achieve a natural look and feel.

Porcelain veneers may be more cost-effective, however, they are not as sturdy and can cause discoloration over time. Ultimately, the decision should come down to your personal preferences and budget.

Which is better zirconia or Emax veneers?

Zirconia is a type of composite ceramic material that is also used to make veneers. It is more durable than Emax and can last up to 10-15 years with proper care. Zirconia can also sometimes be better suited for patients with very sensitive teeth, as it does not create as much heat during placement.

Both Emax and Zirconia veneers have their own benefits, so you should be mindful of that when discussing it with your patients.

Can you drink coffee with Emax veneers?

Yes, you can drink coffee with Emax veneers. However, it is important to practice good oral hygiene and limit how much of it you consume. Additionally, it is recommended that you avoid consuming food or drink that are high in acidity. This can cause staining, discoloration, and erosion of the veneer material over time.