Metal-ceramic prosthetics are one of the most effective and popular methods of restoring your dentition. It allows you to cope with two problems at once - to restore an attractive appearance to your smile and restore function.
The basis of the prosthesis is made of metals, including gold ones. Depending on what material the patient chooses, the price of prosthetics with metal-ceramic changes. Several layers of ceramic mass are applied to the frame and the product is fired. Modern technologies make it possible to make crowns that anatomically practically do not differ from real teeth.
However, the ceramic-metal crown may differ in color from the patient’s teeth, but is able to withstand significant loads, so it is used where strength is more important than aesthetics. In some cases, cermets may not be compatible with the patient. In such a situation, swelling and discoloration of the gums occurs in the area of the established structure.
To avoid complications, dentists at La peregrina advise patients to install zirconia-based structures. Compared with ceramic-metal crowns, they have significant functional and aesthetic advantages.
Pros and cons of a ceramic-metal crown
Modern metal-ceramic prosthetics are quite in demand by patients of dental clinics due to the possibility of applying to absolutely all teeth. The base of the prosthesis is made of metal alloys, including gold alloys, so the probability of implant rejection, although minimal, is present.
Ceramic-metal constructions are more in demand by patients for whom the strength and reliability of the prosthesis is much more important than aesthetic appeal. This fact is due to a slight discrepancy between the color of the crowns and the shade of natural teeth, although in many cases specialists are able to maximally mimic the natural dentition.