Metal Ceramic crowns are the traditional type of white crown. They were first introduced in the 1950s’s and have a very good track record. They consist of a metal core with porcelain bonded to it.
They are cheaper than all ceramic crowns (metal free). Generally, their aesthetics are considered inferior due to the presence of the metal. This has the effect of producing dull appearance of the crown and can create a grey line around the gum.