Porcelain Fused to Metal dental crowns can be color matched to your adjacent teeth (unlike the metallic crowns). However, more wearing to the opposing teeth occurs with this crown type compared with metal or resin crowns. The crown’s porcelain portion can also chip or break off. Next to all-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look most like normal teeth. However, sometimes the metal underlying the crown’s porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line and even more so if your gums recede. These crowns can be a good choice for front or back teeth.
Most popular PFM crowns are porcelain fused on chrome/cobalt/nickel alloys, but very good aesthetic results are achieved with porcelain fused on gold or palladium based alloys. There are also PFM crowns fused to titanium alloy, but they are not as popular as the above ones.
Our team uses only the best and most proven materials in the world. Our choice for PFM crowns is Remanium CSe, I-Bond 02, Wirobond® 280, Wirobond® C as alloys and Ivoclar IPS InLine, Vita VM13, VITA VMK Master®, Duceram Kiss as porcelain veneering materials.