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California Dental Insurance – Difference Between Metal and Porcelain Crowns?

12/17/21 6:07 PM

All-Porcelain Crowns General Description 

Inlays, onlays, crowns and aesthetic veneers May fracture under heavy biting loads Strength depends on adequate porcelain thickness; it requires moderate tooth reduction during preparation Highly resistant to wear, but porcelain can rapidly wear opposing teeth if its surface becomes rough Color and translucency mimic natural tooth appearance  Cost is about 10% higher; requires at least two office visits and laboratory services

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns  Porcelain is fused to an underlying metal structure to provide strength to a crown or  bridge Crowns and fixed bridges. Very strong and durable Including both porcelain and
metal creates a stronger restoration than porcelain alone; moderately aggressive tooth reduction is required Highly resistant to wear, but porcelain can rapidly wear opposing teeth if its surface becomes rough  Porcelain can mimic natural tooth appearance, but metal limits translucency. Requires at least two office visits and laboratory services

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