A quality porcelain crown is a type of dental restoration that fully cups over that portion of a tooth or dental implant that lies at & above the gum line.
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a type of dental restoration that fully cups over that portion of a tooth or dental implant that lies at and above the gum line. Dental crowns – often referred to as “dental cap” “tooth cap” or “porcelain jackets” – are necessary when the tooth is decayed to an extent that it cannot be filled or partly restored by an inlay or onlay, so it has to be filed under local anaesthesia and then covered with a crown.
Porcelain fused to metal crown
Porcelain fused to metal crowns – also referred to as metal ceramic crown or PFM – are a traditional type of crown often used in case of single crowns and bridges or crown on implant.
This type of crown is a veneering of porcelain with a white tooth-like appearance fused to a metal shell that fits over the filed tooth. It’s preferred by it’s durability and strength. Due to porcelain coating surface of the crown does not discolour.
Benefits of metal ceramic crown:
- Strength: a good choice for either front or back teeth
- Durable: long lasting and reliable restoration
- Natural looking: tooth-coloured surface
- Precision: the special computerized CAD-CAM technology guarantees exquisite aesthetic result and fit
About CAD/CAM technology
The porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crown is designed and manufactured by a special computerized CAD/CAM technology assuring the best precision beside other benefits which cannot be guaranteed by other conventional restoration methods. The perfect outcome is reached in a very short lapse of time due to in almost all steps computerized workflow. PFM crowns provided by our dental clinic are made of premium dental materials.
Porcelain fused to metal crown vs. zirconia crown
Although porcelain fused to metal crown has many advantages due to like dark line phenomenon right at the crown edge that in some cases appear, it is not the best restoration solution in terms of aesthetics.
For the finest, natural and toothlike restoration zirconia crowns are the best options.