PFM Crowns: The Things You’d Like To Know


When we’re talking about PFM crowns, you might find yourself scratching your head in wonder. What does PFM mean and who is this type of dental crown for? Why might you want it? To cut to the chase, keep in mind that PFM means porcelain-fused-to-metal. As for why this is an option, what makes it so beneficial, and when you decide it’s the right choice for you, we’d like to guide you through the basics!

About PFM

What is a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown? Fortunately, when in doubt, you may refer back to the name of this restoration which explains itself. The crown is built with a metal base, over which porcelain is baked. The end result is a very strong and beautiful crown.

Who Needs This?

If you have already heard that porcelain crowns are strong, this is absolutely accurate. However, for back, load-bearing teeth or for those that are part of smiles experiencing bruxism, daily pressure may simply prove too much. To avoid the placement of esthetically pleasing crowns that are in harm’s way, a PFM crown is often the best solution. They combine the extraordinary strength and durability of metal with the lifelike beauty of porcelain.

How It Will Look

As with all of our treatments, we provide beautifully crafted restorations. A PFM crown at our practice will yield a natural looking finish with shade, shape, and specific dimensions matched to your smile. We work with an artistic eye to ensure there is no apparent margin. Instead, your tooth will simply look restored.

See Us Soon For A Beautiful PFM Crown

Come in for a PFM crown when you require a very sturdy, strong restoration with the benefit of a beautiful, flawless finish. Feel free to schedule a visit with Dr. Fondriest by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago, including Winnetka, Highland Park, North Brook, Glenview, and the surrounding communities.

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