Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns

Crowns, aka caps, are false teeth that surround a damaged natural tooth. They restore the tooth’s function and appearance and help maintain proper spacing and occlusion (bite). Besides restoring teeth damaged by decay or injury, crowns can address other dental concerns: they anchor a dental bridge, serve as a dental implant cap, and mask stained teeth that don’t respond to whitening.
Crowns decrease the potential of the tooth fracturing due to brittleness or decay and seal against invading bacteria.

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Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns

This is a metal core crown with porcelain overlay. The metal and porcelain unite for durability and aesthetics, respectively. PFM crowns are ideal for patients without metal allergies but they are becoming obsolete as dentist favor tooth-colored resin and porcelain.