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What are the benefits of getting a metal dental crown?

A full cast all metal crown has great advantages in the second molar regions of the mouth and in posterior areas when there is limited height of tooth structure to prepare.

In the second molar regions the porcelain on a porcelain fused-to-metal combination crown has a reasonable chance of fracture due biting forces. Therefore, a metal crown, especially a precious metal crown, is often the best alternative.

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