Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns are a type of dental crown that combines a metal substructure with a layer of porcelain that covers the visible surface of the crown. The metal substructure provides strength and support to the crown, while the porcelain layer gives it a natural-looking appearance that can blend in with the surrounding teeth. PFM crowns are a popular choice for restoring damaged or weakened teeth and can be used in both front and back teeth. However, the metal substructure can sometimes be visible as a dark line at the base of the crown, especially in areas of the mouth with thin or receding gums.

PFM Crown Treatment in Citydent Istanbul 

Up to 8 teeth: 5 to 6 working days

Over 8 teeth: 6 to 7 working days

We usually suggest the longest period (7 days or 8 days). Aesthetic teeth require diligent work and we want you to test your new teeth with temporary glue for few days. (Sunday is not included in working days.)

♦ Treatment should be planned according to panoramic and periapical X-ray images.

♦ Root canal operation and gum treatment, if necessary, should be finished before the procedure.

♦ Teeth are prepared for the procedure by abrasion and composite temporary crowns are applied during the same session.

♦ Measurements

♦ Laboratory stages

♦ Testing of metal infrastructure

♦ Testing of porcelain tooth

♦ Adaptation of the denture and cementation.

Frequently Asked Questions

PFM crowns can appear noticeable or opaque, particularly in areas where the crown meets the gum line. The metal substructure can also create a dark line or shadow at the base of the crown, which can be visible when the mouth is open or when smiling.

PFM crowns are generally considered biocompatible, as the metal used in the substructure is usually a high noble metal such as gold or platinum. However, some patients may experience allergic reactions to the metal, which can cause irritation or discomfort in the mouth.

PFM crowns can be used on front teeth, but they may not provide the most aesthetic result. Due to the opaque appearance of the metal substructure, PFM crowns may be more suitable for molars or premolars, which are less visible when smiling or speaking.

Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) and zirconia crowns are both popular types of dental crowns that offer their own unique advantages and disadvantages. PFM crowns are made by layering porcelain over a metal base, while zirconia crowns are made entirely of a single block of zirconia material.

One advantage of PFM crowns is that they are highly durable and strong, making them a good option for posterior teeth that require more support. However, the metal base may cause a gray line at the gum line over time, which can be aesthetically displeasing.

On the other hand, zirconia crowns are highly biocompatible and can provide a more natural-looking appearance due to their translucency. They are also highly resistant to chipping or cracking and can withstand heavy chewing forces. However, they may be more expensive than PFM crowns and may not be suitable for all patients or all locations in the mouth.

Ultimately, the choice of crown will depend on individual needs and preferences, as well as the recommendation of the dental professional.

Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) and monolithic zirconia crowns are two different types of dental crowns that have their own unique features and benefits.

PFM crowns have been used for decades and are a popular option due to their strength and durability. They consist of a metal base covered by a layer of porcelain, which gives them a more natural appearance. PFM crowns are also less expensive than other types of dental crowns.

Monolithic zirconia crowns, on the other hand, are made entirely of zirconia material, without any additional layers of porcelain or other materials. They are highly durable and biocompatible, meaning they are not harmful to living tissue. Monolithic zirconia crowns are highly resistant to chipping or cracking and can withstand heavy chewing forces in the mouth. They also have a tooth-colored appearance that can closely match the natural color of surrounding teeth.

Compared to PFM crowns, monolithic zirconia crowns have some advantages. They are stronger, more durable, and more resistant to wear and tear. They also provide better aesthetic results, as they are more translucent and have a tooth-colored appearance. Monolithic zirconia crowns are also less likely to cause allergic reactions or other issues in the mouth.

However, there are some downsides to monolithic zirconia crowns. They may be more expensive than PFM crowns and can be difficult to adjust or modify once they are in place. Ultimately, the choice between PFM and monolithic zirconia crowns will depend on individual needs and the recommendation of the dental professional.

Orcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns have been a popular choice in dentistry for many years. Some advantages of PFM crowns include:

  1. Durability: PFM crowns are known for their strength and durability. The metal substructure provides a strong foundation for the crown, while the porcelain exterior provides a natural-looking appearance.

  2. Versatility: PFM crowns can be used to restore damaged or decayed teeth, as well as to replace missing teeth with dental bridges.

  3. Long-lasting: With proper care and maintenance, PFM crowns can last for many years, making them a cost-effective treatment option.

  4. Biocompatibility: The metal used in PFM crowns is biocompatible, meaning it is less likely to cause allergic reactions or other issues in the mouth.

  1. Aesthetics: Although PFM crowns provide a more natural-looking appearance than traditional metal crowns, the metal component can still show through the porcelain, especially at the gumline. This can make the crown look less natural and affect the appearance of the smile.  In time, there may appear a grayish color at the gum level.

  2.  Because of their metal content, light transmission of porcelain crowns is not as good as the natural teeth. Therefore, compared to zirconium and opaque ceramic materials, the aesthetic outcomes may not be satisfactory.

  3. Wear and tear: PFM crowns may not be as durable as all-metal or all-ceramic crowns, as the porcelain component can be more prone to wear and chipping over time. This may require more frequent replacement or repair.

  4. Metal sensitivity: Some patients may be allergic or sensitive to the metal used in PFM crowns, which can cause irritation or inflammation in the mouth.

  5. Difficulty in removal: The metal component of PFM crowns can make them more difficult to remove, which can be a disadvantage if the crown needs to be replaced or repaired in the future.

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