PFM vs Ceramic Crowns
Dental crowns have undergone many changes since their inception. In the past, materials such as metal and gold were the strongest options available, but they obviously left a lot to be desired when considering esthetics and better options are available today. Porcelain fused to metal crowns have been the standard for many years now and are still the appropriate choice in some situations. They are relatively strong, and esthetics can be good if prepared correctly. Over the last few years advances in materials have allowed all-porcelain crowns to become a viable option. All-porcelain crowns can appear to be more lifelike and translucent due to the lack of a metal substructure. If you need a crown, Dr. Avrit can let you know your options and give you the information you need to make the best decision.
Here is a photo of two all-ceramic crowns:
This is an all-ceramic crown right next to a PFM crown: