My fiance just had her root canal done. Dentist has advised her for crowning/capping. We have wondering between zirconium and PFM crowns- additional to the fact that zirconium has higher cost.
Please help me in making best choice for her with plus & minuses of both
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The only drawback with PFM crowns is the chipping of the layered ceramic over a period of time leading to exposure of the metal subsurface,resulting in an ugly looking crown.
However this is not the case with Zirconia as they are much more stronger than PFM crowns.
Go for Zirconia crowns and if price is the main concern you can opt for CAD designed PFM crowns which have very good marginal fit.
hello. zirconia crowns are more superior in their properties in terms of esthetics and functionality. they are expensive.
pfm crowns are of affordable option, but they are decent enough.
U have to decide if your quality sensitive or price sensitive.
Sunshine Dental Regards.
Zirconia, pfm and E-max all are good
Comparing them is like comparing comparing acting of sharukh and amitab
Different doc. Have different preference some like E max crown some like zirconia but if you dentist did everting correctly then even pfm can do job
Pfm :- metal fused ,require more cutting , economical, can last a life time, some times staining occurs, sometime metal become visible which ruins the esthetics
Zirconia :- less tooth cutting requires, opacity is also comparable to the original , high durability , sometimes get chip off
On a simple note :- think of money only , all of them is perfect
Ideally a zirconia crown will be good because it requires less tooth reduction and strength is better leaving the cost behind. It's expensive
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