Metal-based porcelain is the process of reducing and covering teeth that are rotten, broken or have excessive material loss due to any other reason. Bridge is the process of filling the gaps in the absence of one or more teeth, by reducing the adjacent teeth and taking support from the special veneers. When tooth loss occurs for any reason, neighboring teeth begin to move towards this space. As a result, gingival problems in the adjacent teeth, bone loss due to tipping into this space, deterioration in aesthetics and changes in chewing forces occur. If this gap is not restored with an implant or bridge for a long time, these neighboring teeth may also be lost.
Metal-based porcelain crown is a type of crown in which various metal alloys produced for use in dentistry are used as a substructure under the porcelain. These metals are highly durable standard metal alloys compatible with tooth and gingival tissues.
Metal-based porcelain crown is generally used in bridge prosthesis in dentistry. It is a strong, durable, satisfactory and aesthetic type of prosthesis that is generally used on the back teeth.
It is less preferred in the anterior tooth region with high aesthetic expectations. For these regions, full ceramic applications such as zirconium, E-Max, laminate veneer are preferred.
- Metal-based porcelain crowns are very durable and long-lasting. The metal alloy in it adapts perfectly to the teeth and surrounding tissues.
- It is more cost effective than full ceramic crowns (zirconium, E-Max).
- Metal-based veneers have a satisfactory aesthetic if applied sensitively.
- Due to the metal substructure in it, the transparent and light-permeable structure found in natural teeth is not found in these prostheses.
- Its aesthetics is lower than zirconium and full porcelain.
- Individuals with thin type of gingival thickness may have a dark line at the edge of the gingiva.
- For the preparation of the prosthesis, it is necessary to abrade the natural tooth.
- Rarely, an allergic reaction may occur against the metals in its content.
Metal-based porcelain application is completed in 2-3 sessions, that is, within 1 week. Therefore, you can have a brand new smile in a very short time.
Another issue to be considered in color problems in teeth is the skin color of the person. Skin color is very effective in determining the color of the application to be made. In individuals with dark skin tones, very light-colored teeth will detract from the naturalness of the image. In individuals with light skin color, these teeth will look much more natural and aesthetic.