Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) restorations are a type of dental crown that consists of a metal shell covered with porcelain. The metal base provides both stability and strength, while the porcelain cover offers a natural-looking appearance. PFM crowns are custom built so they are virtually indistinguishable from the patient’s other teeth. The result is a carefully crafted restoration that gives the patient the look and function of a healthy, natural tooth.
Some of the reasons patients receive dental crowns include:
- Restore tooth structure following a root canal
- Protect a broken or damaged tooth
- Repair teeth crippled by decay
- Anchor dental bridges
Receiving a PFM Restoration
The process of installing a custom PFM restoration requires two visits to one of our offices. The first visit involves prepping the tooth for restoration and taking impressions of the patient’s teeth so a permanent PFM crown can be custom built in a dental laboratory. The patient will be fitted with a temporary restoration that is designed to last them until their permanent PFM crown is ready. During the second visit, the temporary restoration will be removed and the permanent PFM crown will be permanently affixed to the tooth. The dentist will provide the patient with instructions on how to properly care for their newly installed PFM crown.
If you would like to learn more about PFM crowns, please contact us to arrange for a consultation with one of the dental care experts at one of our six locations across south Florida. Please call us at (786) 320-7554 to schedule an appointment.