Crowns may be placed for several reasons. Usually the tooth has been broken or damaged a great deal by decay. As a result, a filling can’t replace enough of the tooth or make the tooth strong enough. A crown may hold together parts of a cracked tooth. It also can be used to hold a bridge in place. Crowns can be used to improve appearance as well. They may be placed to cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth. Crowns may be made from several different materials, porcelain-fused-to-metal and more recently the advent of Metal-Free Crowns

Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Crowns

These are fundamentally metallic crowns underneath coated with a tooth colored porcelain, also called PFM Crowns have been in use for over 30 years and we at Alvi Dental Hospital pride ourselves in making exceptional quality of crowns. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns provide for a strong, durable and esthetic treatment option. One of the key factors for the esthetic and functional success of this type of crown is ensuring the preparation of the underlying tooth structure provides adequate space for the appropriate thickness of the material selected.

Metal-Free Crowns / All Ceramic Crows

All-ceramic crowns today are made either in zirconia, or aluminous materials. They provide a metal-free esthetic option by eliminating the need for the supportive metal core, an esthetic all-ceramic crown can be created with a reduced thickness of material. This makes them a more favorable treatment choice in areas with limited space. Additionally, the elimination of the metal core allows for light transmission through the porcelain for better optical, life-like properties and a higher level of esthetics.

Dr Arif Alvi with a Masters degree in Prosthodontics from Universtiy of Michigan in 1974, is one of the most experience dentists in Karachi to provide this treatment. You are in totally safe and secure hands of high-end dental treatment at Alvi Dental Hospital


With the advent of Implants, as the treatment of choice in replacement for missing teeth, make of dental bridges has slid down the order of choice as a less preferable treatment options, there are still situations where we might be compelled to make bridges as a treatment option, you would need to discuss with our team to evaluate the need