Premium quality porcelain crown

What is a dental crown?

A crown is a type of dental restoration that fully cups over the part of a tooth or dental implant that lies at and above the gum line.

Dental crowns – often referred to as “dental cap”, “tooth cap” or “porcelain jackets” – are necessary when the tooth is decayed to an extent that it cannot be filled or partly restored by an inlay or onlay, so it has to be filed under local anaesthesia and then covered with a crown.

Porcelain crown

Porcelain fused to metal crown

Porcelain fused to metal crowns – also referred to as metal ceramic crown or PFM – are a traditional type of crown often used in case of single crowns and bridges or anchored onto a dental implant.

This type of crown is a veneering of porcelain with a white tooth-like appearance fused to a metal shell that fits over the filed tooth. It’s preferred by it’s durability and strength. Due to porcelain coating surface of the crown does not discolour.

How much does a porcelain crown cost?

Below you can find two typical cost examples for porcelain crown(s) (3 unit porcelain bridge and porcelain full bridge) prepared for you to better understand the cost and see the necessary treatments. Please note that possible post and core is not included in the calculation.

Cost example for porcelain bridge of 3 crowns
Cost in € Cost in £
Treatment Pcs. Price per unit Total fee Price per unit Total fee
Consultation 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Panoramic X-ray 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Temporary crown 3 30 € 90 € 25 £ 75 £
Porcelain crown 3 199 € 597 € 153 £ 459 £
Check up 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Total 687 € Total 534 £

 

Cost example for porcelain full bridge of 12 crowns
Cost in € Cost in £
Treatment Pcs. Price per unit Total fee Price per unit Total fee
Consultation 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Panoramic X-ray 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Temporary crown 12 30 € 360 € 25 £ 300 £
Porcelain crown 12 199 € 2 388 € 153 £ 1 836 £
Check up 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Total 2 748 € Total 2 136 £

Benefits of metal ceramic crown

  • Strength: a good choice for either front or back teeth
  • Durability: long lasting and reliable restoration
  • Natural looking: tooth-coloured surface
  • Precision: the special computerized CAD-CAM technology guarantees exquisite aesthetic result and fit

Porcelain fused to metal crown vs. zirconia crown

Although porcelain fused to metal crown has many advantages due to like dark line phenomenon right at the crown edge that in some cases appear, it is not the best restoration solution in terms of aesthetics.

Characteristic Zirconia crown Porcelain crown fused to metal
Biocompatibility Excellent

Medium

Aesthetics Excellent

Very good

Precision Excellent

Very good

Shade Excellent, colour matrix

Very good, stratification

Bearing capacity Excellent

Excellent

Metal allergy No

5-18%

 

For the finest, natural and toothlike restoration zirconia crowns are the best options.

Before and after pictures for porcelain fused to metal crown

Case 1 – Worn, discoloured and stained upper front teeth

This patient wanted to have her worn and discoloured (yellow stains) teeth to be treated in order to get a white and esthetic new smile.

Before porcelain crown treatment
Before porcelain crown treatment
After porcelain crown treatment

Case 2 – Heavily worn and stained front teeth

Heavily worned and stained teeth were rebuilt with white and natural looking porcelain crowns. Our patient got back his confidence and dares to smile at his friends and relatives again.

Before porcelain crown treatment
Before porcelain crown treatment
Before porcelain crown treatment
Before porcelain crown treatment

What do our patients think about this treatment?

Watch this video and learn more about dental treatments and our kind and welcoming dental team.

About CAD/CAM technology

The porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crown, as well as zirconia crowns, is designed and manufactured by a special computerized CAD/CAM technology assuring the best precision beside other benefits which cannot be guaranteed by other conventional restoration methods. The perfect outcome is reached in a very short lapse of time thanks to the almost entirely computerized workflow. PFM crowns provided by our dental clinic are made of premium dental materials.