Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns & Bridges

Oceanic Dental Laboratory provides a range of restorative solutions to meet your specific requirements. Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns (PFMs) have a metal base which is bonded to a veneer made from porcelain. The metal provides a strong yet malleable density and the porcelain gives the crown a natural tooth-like appearance, so they are widely used for both front and back teeth restorations. This type of crown generally uses a partial veneer which only covers the visible aspect of the tooth. It’s then possible to colour match the veneer to the natural colour of the patients tooth.

For the base, a number of metals can be used ranging from the more affordable non-precious metals.  These metals can form the strongest alloy and is a highly cost effective solution however they can cause some irritation to those with sensitives. Our value range of PFM crowns represent our most cost effective tooth coloured restoration.

Oceanic Dental Laboratory also provide a wide range of semi-precious and precious metal alloys as a base.  The most popular metals being palladium, gold and platinum.  We offer both noble and high noble options to suit every budget.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns (PFMs) can be fully customisable in a number of ways. We offer survey crowns, stress-broken bridges, customisable attachments as well as varying metal and margin designs. Quality porcelain margins can be fired to a well prepared shoulder margin, or ultra-fine metal margins instead.

Advantages of Porcelain Fused to Metal

  • Excellent tried and tested fixed restoration
  • Non-precious, semi-precious and precious options
  • Aesthetic
  • Metal supported restoration exhibiting high strength and durability
  • The most cost effective tooth coloured restoration


  • Full cast restorations have a high standard for long term durability.
  • When occlusal space is limited a full cast crown is a good solution
  • Gold is extremely biocompatible.
  • Excellent durability and wear property’s
  • Can be fabricated using all alloy types
  • A consistent cost effective solution

Advantages of Post and Cores

  • Can be fabricated using alloy as well as zirconia
  • Can be customised with opaque layer for bonding all ceramic restorations
  • Reliable way to build strength into the core after root treatment
  • Final crown restoration can be created at the same time with well recorded and  prepared margins.

Contact Oceanic Dental Laboratory today to discuss all options available for porcelain fused to metal crowns.