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How are porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns used?

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Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns can be color matched to your adjacent teeth, unlike metallic crowns. However, more wearing to the opposing teeth occurs with this crown type compared with metal or resin crowns. The crown's porcelain portion can also chip or break off. Next to all-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look most like normal teeth. However, sometimes the metal underlying the crown's porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line and even more so if your gums recede.

SOURCES:

American Dental Association.

KidsHealth: "Keeping Your Children's Teeth Healthy."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Fast Facts 2011."

Seale, N. Pediatric Dentistry, 2002.

Dental Economics: "Why are crowns coming off?"

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 9, 2019

SOURCES:

American Dental Association.

KidsHealth: "Keeping Your Children's Teeth Healthy."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Fast Facts 2011."

Seale, N. Pediatric Dentistry, 2002.

Dental Economics: "Why are crowns coming off?"

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 9, 2019

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