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Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM)

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.

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Material Choice for PFM Restorations

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

Customisation Options in PFM Applications

A porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crown and porcelain-fused-to-metal bridge 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.

Premium Metal Options

Oceanic Dental Laboratory also provides a 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 any budget. Since we first established the laboratory, our aim was to provide our partners with the highest quality services, materials and products. As a result, they are able to deliver much-needed solutions for their patients.

Our Commitment to Quality

We collaborate only with the most reputable industry names. Oceanic Dental Laboratory technicians understand the potential of a PFM crown and PFM bridge made from the finest-grade porcelain, which is why we partner with Vita, Ivoclar, and Argen who deliver materials that we can confidently use across our range of porcelain-fused-to-metal applications, knowing that we can deliver on quality.

Advantages of Porcelain Fused to Metal Dental Crowns and Bridges

  • 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

Advantages of Post and Cores

  • Can be fabricated using alloy as well as zirconia
  • Can be customised with an 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.


Does Oceanic Dental Laboratory offer any support or guidance for dentists new to prescribing PFMs?

Yes, our technicians provide support to our partnering dentists, especially those new to prescribing PFMs. This includes guidance on case selection, preparation techniques, and aftercare advice, ensuring dentists are well-equipped to offer these restorations to their patients.

Can Oceanic Dental Laboratory accommodate rush orders for PFM restorations?

We understand the importance of quick restorations and can accommodate rush orders on a case-by-case basis. We strive to meet the specific needs of each dental practice while maintaining our high standards of quality and precision.

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