Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown or PFM CROWN
If you have a damaged, cracked, chipped or decayed tooth, you will be recommended by your dentist to have a dental crown to protect the rest of the structure of your teeth and make it functional. A PFM dental crown is an open cap that fits over the top of an existing broken or treated tooth in order to protect it and give stability to it. PFM Crown Dubai provides this facility with its trained dentist and would recommend to its patients according to their need. Alternatively, you can also check out this dentist in farmington.
There are many different types of crowns and each one is used according to need and condition and health of the natural tooth like Zirconia Crown in Dubai. Porcelain fused to metal crowns, also known simply as PFM crowns, are made with a metal-alloy interior and a porcelain exterior. This gives them the strength of metal crowns combined with the aesthetics of porcelain crowns. Let’s further discuss its advantages and why a dentist may recommend you this crown solution for your damaged tooth.
Looks natural: Since Porcelain fused to metal crowns have porcelain on the outside, they are famous for their visual appeal. Porcelain fused to metal crowns gives you the option to choose the colour shade that matches best to your natural teeth and as for that reason it does not look odd tooth out but just looks exactly like your natural teeth.
Long lasting life: Both materials used to make these Porcelain fused to metal crowns that are metal and porcelain are very durable dental materials that can easily take up the pressure of chewing and wear and tear for years. Therefore, Porcelain fused to metal crowns can last for many years.
Low cost: PFM crowns are more affordable and still offers all the visual benefits according to this dentist who does dental veneers in Los Angeles. And having such good quality crown for such affordable price is the best option one can have. As this is not only affordable but also will last for several years.
To place a PFM crown, your tooth will be first prepared by the dentist. To keep you comfortable and to not feel the pain, you will be anesthetized to make the procedure easy for you. Some dentists offer dental sedation to keep you relaxed during the procedure. For the preparation to fix the crown the tooth must be examined and prepared, all the decayed tissues will be removed. Depending on the amount removal of tissues, the dentist may also need to build your tooth up in some places. During the process, dentist will also be giving shape to the tooth so that it can accommodate a PFM crown. Shaping will generally include removing of enamel from certain areas and building up the tooth in other areas.
Once the tooth is prepared for the crown, a dental impression will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory. The making of crown in lab may take from 2 or more weeks and when the permanent PFM crown is ready, until then the dentist will place a temporary crown over your tooth. Temporary crowns are usually made of steel and will not fit perfectly as the permanent PFM crown but will help to cover the prepared tooth until the PFM crown is ready to be fixed. Once the PFM crown is ready you will be called in by the dentist and your permanent PFM crown will be placed after removing the temporary steel crown. These PFM are sometimes is used with the dental implant to cover the outer portion of the implant.