- Amalgam or Silver Fillings
- Composite or White Fillings
- Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain Fused Metal Crowns
- Gold Crowns
- Inlays Outlays
Dental Cleaning and Treatment of Gum Diseases
Treatment of Dental Infections
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns
The main differences between porcelain fused to metal crowns and all-porcelain crowns are related to their appearance and strength. Porcelain fused to metal crowns are most commonly used on back teeth, where the chewing process demands greater strength. They are also often recommended for the front teeth, for those patients who have a habit of clenching or grinding their teeth on a regular basis.
Due to their content, porcelain fused to metal crowns are stronger than their all-porcelain counterparts, possessing many of the advantages of completely metal crowns. However, the metal content also means they look slightly less natural. These types of crowns also may reveal at least a very thin metal strip at the gum line and although this can usually be hidden beneath the gum itself, this might not always be possible, depending on the individual patient. In some cases, the strip can’t initially be seen, but may become visible later as the gum recedes with age. However, these types of crowns still look pretty good and remain a perfectly acceptable option for many people.