Porcelain fused to metal crown

Image of PFM dental crown

This type of dental crown has a metal core for added strength and is covered with ceramic in the shade of the remaining teeth.

metal-ceramic dental crown
Restored mandibular first molar

It continues to be used in cases where there is a large masticatory load such as first and second molars. Its durability is remarkably long, reaching over twenty years. It has the disadvantage of being more opaque than the pure ceramic crown but in the cases mentioned, it is not that important. In terms of cost, is very close to the price of the pure ceramic crown (see the table).
It is a dental crown cemented (glued) to the natural tooth, properly prepared, or bolted to a dental implant. It integrates the group called fixed dental prosthesis.