United Dental Labs provides porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations, which are a timeless restorative standard within the industry due to their long-held clinical success. Our team uses noble and high noble alloys to fabricate these crowns, which ensures biocompatibility and the continued periodontal health of patients. We expertly bond the translucent porcelain to a metal substructure, eliminating any risk of unsightly discoloration. The durability of the metal provides ideal stability, making this a long lasting restoration. We use CAD/CAM technology to ensure ideal precision for our PFM restorations.
Our PFMs can be used for crowns and bridges (up to fourteen units). PFMs can be manufactured to nonprecious, semiprecious, and yellow high noble copings and can be used in conjunction with cast partials and implants.
Contraindicated when the patient has a metal allergy or when the size of the tooth pulp is negligibly smaller, thus compromising the tooth preparation process. It is also contraindicated when the clinical tooth crown is very short and lacks the required stability including retention that is enough to provide the space for porcelain and metal.
The ideal preparation for PFMs is a chamfer margin preparation. If a porcelain labial margin is prescribed, then a shoulder margin preparation is required.
If an adjustment is required on the ceramic, use a fine diamond with water and air to keep the crown cool. To contour the ceramic, polish with a pink rubber wheel and diamond polishing paste (Brasseler, Shofu, Vident).