PORCELAIN FUSED TO HIGH NOBLE METAL (PFM)
2 appointments needed
DENTAL CROWNS: Also referred to as "dental caps," "tooth crowns," or "tooth caps," crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist or prosthodontist. In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion (bite). Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Crowns help prevent this from happening. Crowns cover most of the exposed portion of your tooth and decay does not affect a crown since it is made of metal and /or porcelain. However, where the natural tooth meets the crown can become decayed.
The procedure for installing a dental crown normally takes two separate dentist visits.
Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM)
Advantages of PFM
Disadvantages of PFM
Adjustment period: It is okay for the crown to feel a little out of place for a few days after cementing. This is because the teeth around this area are adjusting to new forces both in between the teeth and upon biting.
Preventive Procedures: To provide optimum longevity for your restorations and to prevent future decay and supporting-tissue breakdown, please use the following home care tips:
Problems - Call us if any one of these conditions occurs: