Exhibits excellent long-term durability in high stress-bearing applications
Only causes low wear of opposing teeth
Material failure is rare as metal can’t chip or crack
Metal is available in a variety of alloy types to suit different indications and price points.
It allows minimally invasive preparation designs and restorations of teeth where interocclusal space is limited.
Full metal crowns and bridges have been the treatment of choice for restoring teeth subject to high loads due to their reliable performance and longevity.
High-noble (precious) – minimum 60% noble metal (gold, palladium and/or platinum),
of which more than 40% must be gold.
Noble (semi-precious) – minimum 25% noble metal
Base (non-precious) – less than 25% noble metal
Inlays/onlays (primarily in posterior teeth)