There are many different types of materials that we can use when a patient needs to have a dental crown placed. In clinical situations where esthetics are paramount, we are able to take advantage of newer ceramic improvements and fabricate what are known as all-ceramic crowns. Ceramic crowns are lifelike and have coloring and light reflecting properties that more resemble natural teeth. Plus, because the crowns are all-ceramic and have no metal, you will never see "black lines" around the edges.
One of the disadvantages of PFM crowns is that because they are built upon a layer of metal, they are not the ideal solution for crowns in highly-esthetic areas such as the front of the mouth.
After sometime, the metal begins to show and a dark line maybe seen a the end of the gum, making it appear as if it has tooth decay or a cavity.
Ceramic crowns will remain esthetic in the front of the mouth for a long time.
All porcelain (ceramic) crowns are as strong or stronger than traditional PFM restorations - so there is no compromise with esthetics and strength.
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