Metal-ceramic tooth replacements

Metal-ceramic artificial teeth are relatively low-cost items that take little time to make, so they are the most widely used tooth replacements. Even though the ceramic material of the crown can be coloured arbitrarily, the opacity of natural teeth cannot be achieved.

The metallic frame of the artificial tooth, which ensures mechanical rigidity, is prepared by a dental technician based on an impression of the neighbouring teeth (once those have been chiselled). Then an appropriately coloured ceramic crown is burned onto the frame. The frame is made of an alloy of cobalt and chromium, gold and platinum, or silver and palladium, or of unalloyed gold or titanium. Tooth frames made of nickel and beryllium alloys should be avoided because they may cause allergic reactions.


Metal-ceramic tooth replacements from EUR 160


Metal-ceramic crowns with “conventional” preparation

In case of tangential preparation,
the metal frame under
the ceramic crown becomes
visible as the gum retracts

Metal-ceramic dentures made with an outdated technology called tangential chiselling cause a number of problems. The method involves chiselling the tooth under the gum, too, in order to ensure that the edge of the crown goes under the gum (so as to hide the grey colour of the metal frame). The edge of the crown irritates the gum, which gradually retracts. This process can lead to gingivitis, and the frame becomes rather conspicuously visible over time.


Metal-ceramic crowns with “shouldered” preparation 

“Shouldered” preparation prevents
gum problems, and the crown
fully covers the metallic frame
of the artificial tooth

These problems can be prevented by the so-called “shouldered” preparation method, which protects the gum because the tooth frame “rests” on a shoulder. Gapless connection between the tooth and the metal-ceramic crown allows for perfect cleaning, increases the life-span of the tooth, and looks much more attractive as the metal frame remains hidden over time.


More information about tooth replacements:

Tooth replacement

Zirconium tooth replacement

Metal allergy in dentistry

Metal-ceramic tooth replacements Zirconium tooth replacements


Dentistry and implantology treatment in Hungary

Prices of dental implants

Implant - Alpha Bio 445 €
Abutment - Alpha Bio 155 €
Implant - Nobel Biocare Replace 570 €
Abutment - Nobel Biocare Replace 220 €
Implant - Ankylos 570 €
Abutment - Ankylos 220 €
Implant - Straumann 770 €
Abutment - Straumann 220 €
Implant - Straumann SLAktiv 770 €
Abutment - Straumann SLAktiv 220 €

Budadent Dentistry

Budadent Dentistry Hungary - dr.Gabor Barthos

Dr. Gabor Barthos
dental surgeon, implantologist

dental office

Zenta utca 1. Map »

Consulting hours:

10.00 – 14.00 Monday

15.00 – 18.00 Friday


dental office

Kossuth Lajos u. 146 Map »

Consulting hours:

09.00 – 19.00 Tuesday, Wednesday

09.00 – 14.00 Saturday