PFM or porcelain-fused-to-metal bridges and crowns offer a great balance of strength, durability, and aesthetics. Because of this, PFM crowns offer a certain predictability for patients. Even with technical advances that utilize other materials, porcelain-fused-to-metal bridges and crowns remain a popular and affordable choice.
A modern-day porcelain jacket crown consists of a metal alloy base which is topped or coated with porcelain. Ultimately this makes it a great choice for posterior teeth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns can also include a wide range of metal alloys to suit all case scenarios. So, patients who are hypersensitive or allergenic can benefit from titanium, nickel, and beryllium-free alloys, as well as noble or high noble bases.