What is a Porcelain fused to metal crown (metal ceramic crown)?
- Porcelain Fused To Metal Crowns (Metal ceramic crown)
- As they have metal as their core their aesthetic value is lower compared to an all-ceramic crown.
- The Metal might be seen at the gum margins of these crowns. Hence they can be a contraindication in front teeth.
- They can wear away the opposing natural teeth.
- The ceramic material may chip off exposing the underlying metal over a period of time.
Porcelain fused to metal crowns are the most commonly used crowns across the world.
They have a metal core that provides the strength required to bear chewing forces. A layer of Ceramic material is added and sintered (fused) over the metal core.
- These caps can be color matched with the adjacent natural teeth thus making them the most acceptable dental crowns.
- They have good life and are strong.
- They can be used both in the visible and non-visible zones of mouth.
- They are cost effective.