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BASIC PFM

Benefits

  •  High bond strength between metal and porcelain
  •  Strength for long-span bridges.
  •  Marginal integrity
  •  Biocompatible.
  •  Aesthetics.
  • Ability to block out discolored underlying tooth structure.
  • Can incorporate precision attachments where clinically appropriate

Indications

  • Currently used more sparingly for anterior teeth given that more aesthetic options are available
  • Aesthetics (Inadequate tooth preparation can affect aesthetics)
  • Long-term colour stability (become lighter over time)
  • Exposure of restoration margins over time
  • Metal sensitivity
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