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.
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
Focus on long-term clinical performance of the chosen alloy.
Select alloys that suit the needs of the patient. Avoid “one size fits all” approach.
Consider Type II alloys for short-span bridges, single crowns, inlays, onlays and partial crowns.
Type IV alloys suit single crowns to large bridges and implant superstructures.
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
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)