Porcelain Fused to Metal
Porcelain fused to metal crowns is one of dentistry’s primary restorations of choice because, when properly constructed and seated, they are strong, reliable, esthetic and a good choice for either anterior or posterior teeth. These crowns are strong enough to withstand heavy biting force, and at the same time can have an excellent cosmetic appearance.
• Strength and stability provided by the underlying metal
• Esthetic having a nearly natural appearance
• Used in single units to roundhouse bridges
• High rate of Long Term Success
• Not as aesthetically pleasing as other types of restorations
• Gingival inflammation causing gray line compared to porcelain crowns and Porcelain-Fused-to-Gold Crowns.
• Requires more of the tooth structure to be removed because of its thickness.
• Porcelain can chip or break off.
• Porcelain surface of the crown can significantly wear opposing teeth.