Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM)

Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) crowns consist of a non-precious or precious alloy coping, with layered porcelain overlay, and are one of the most traditional types of crown and bridge restorations – tried and tested, in terms of strength, reliability and functionality. PFM crowns are a highly versatile option, and can be used for both anterior and posterior restorations of any size or length.

All PFM crowns use dental alloys and the finest feldspathic porcelain systems to ensure aesthetically attractive, natural-looking results.

Aesthetics
Strength
Anteriors
Posteriors
In-lab time 8 days for non-precious metal
10 days for precious metal
Origin
Process Designed and milled using CAD/CAM, veneered with porcelain
Occlusal Clearance 2.0mm functional, 2.5mm non-functional

Key Characteristics​

  • Non-precious PFM crowns have a colbalt chrome substructure, laminated with porcelain for aesthetics.
  • Precious substructure option also available
  • Versatile material
    CAD/CAM manufactured – for accuracy of fit
  • No limit to size and length of restoration

Dental Professionals This information is intended for dental health professionals only. Please contact your dental health practitioner on potential treatment options suitable for your specific requirements.