PFM can be considered as a hybrid because it is manufactured of both metal and all-ceramic materials.
First, the dentist will utilize a thin metal alloy to create a slim thimble-like “cap.” The cap is designed, keeping in mind the tooth’s size and fits flawlessly over the teeth. After that, Porcelain is fused over the groundwork as the bridge or crown.
Depending on the area on the patient’s tooth, the porcelain layer can be anywhere from 1.5 mm thick to 2 mm. Porcelain also plays the part of giving the natural-looking appearance to teeth. PFM helps make great teeth restoration devices and renders a remarkable balance between aesthetics and strength.
PFM Bridge works as a fixed dental restoration and performs to replace one or two missing teeth. It works by adjoining an artificial tooth conclusively on the adjacent tooth.
Bridges are joined to the natural tooth called anchors. The manufacturing and technique are also the same in PFM crown as in the PFM Bridge.
A dental bridge made from Porcelain Fused to High Noble Metal. The material used in the PFM dental bridge is a hybrid of all-ceramic and all-metal.
Porcelain Fused to Metal crowns generally last for 15-30 years.
Yes, It is safe and considered the gold standard for the restoration of damaged or broken teeth.
The procedure is as simple as your ordinary oral hygiene. Depending on your tooth quality and type of PFM crown or bridge, your dentist will provide the best cleaning technique.