Are metal crowns cheaper than porcelain?
Metal crowns are not as common as they once were since many patients do not like the look of metal in their mouth.
However, they do tend to be more affordable than porcelain crowns, so some patients choose metal crowns for back molars that are not easily visible..
How long do metal crowns last?
In theory, a dental crown made from base metal or gold alloys could last the lifetime of an adult tooth, while all-porcelain and porcelain-fused to metal crowns can last up to 15 years.
Which is better porcelain or metal crowns?
Historically, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are more durable than all-ceramic crowns because of the strong metal layer beneath the porcelain. Currently, there have been advances using zirconia porcelain, making all-porcelain crowns a better choice all around.
What is the best material for a crown?
All-ceramic or all-porcelain: These types of dental crowns provide the best natural color match compared to any other crown type. They’re also a good choice if you have metal allergies. However, they aren’t as strong as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.