Crown and Bridges

Metal crowns are a good choice for out-of-sight molars. Porcelain fused to metal dental crowns can be color matched to your adjacent teeth unlike the metallic crowns.  However, they wear down over time and are more prone to fractures than porcelain fused to metal crowns.

PFMs made with a high noble metal substructure are very biocompatible. When the dentist chooses gold as the metal substructure, it is totally non-reactive and does not irritate gum tissue or bone. … These ceramic supported by metallic alloy restorations can have the translucency of natural teeth.

PFM Crowns Advantages. PFM crowns provide you with a beautiful natural smile. Except the dark line which can be seen between the crown and the tooth, they look very similar to all-porcelain crowns. Cosmetic imperfection of PFM crowns is compensated by their strength and durability achieved due to a metal component.

Metal Free Crowns

With today’s advances in dental materials, crowns can now be made completely out porcelain without any metal underneath.  Porcelain crowns blend in nicely with the tooth and eliminates the noticeable dark metal at the gum line.  Teeth with older metal crowns are more susceptible to decay than porcelain crowns because it is easier to keep the gum line cleaner with a porcelain crown.

 

Metal Free Crowns Advantages. PFM crowns

provide you with a beautiful natural smile. Except the dark line which can be seen between the crown and the tooth, they look very similar to all-porcelain crowns. Cosmetic imperfection of PFM crowns is compensated by their strength and durability achieved due to a metal component.