Gold dental crowns may be your best option.
Patients need to understand the reasoning for crowns. Sometimes a patient’s bad bite may limit selections for crowns. Imagine having a misalignment in your car. Let’s say, a bent axle and a flat tire. The side of the car would be lower to the ground. This is exactly what happens if your bite is off. It would be challenging to put a tire on this side of the car. In this situation, only a donut tire would fit. In the case of the mouth, if the room is limited, then only a thinner and more durable material can fit in this situation. Here, I would recommend a gold crown. Gold crowns are the gold standard. We have moved away from this because ESTHETIC’S plays a big part in our culture. So don’t be surprised if your dentist recommends a GOLD crown!
Here are some points about Gold Crowns
Gold dental crowns are a specific type of metal crown made from gold alloys, which typically contain a combination of gold, copper, and other metals. Gold crowns have been used in dentistry for many years due to their excellent properties and long-term success. Here are some key points about gold dental crowns:
1. Durability and strength: Gold is an exceptionally strong and durable material. Gold crowns can withstand heavy biting forces and are highly resistant to wear, fracture, and chipping. They are particularly suitable for molars or teeth that undergo significant stress during chewing.
2. Biocompatibility: Gold is biocompatible, meaning it is well-tolerated by the body and rarely causes allergic reactions or gum irritation. This makes gold crowns a safe option for most patients.
3. Minimal tooth preparation: Compared to other types of crowns, gold crowns require less tooth structure removal. Dentists can preserve more natural tooth structure when preparing the tooth for a gold crown, which can be beneficial for long-term dental health.
4. Longevity: Gold crowns have a reputation for excellent longevity. When properly cared for and maintained with regular oral hygiene practices, gold crowns can last for many years, often exceeding 20 years or more.
5. Aesthetics: One drawback of gold crowns is their color. Gold has a distinct yellow appearance, which makes these crowns less desirable for visible areas in the mouth, such as front teeth. However, gold crowns are still sometimes used in esthetically less critical areas where their durability and functional benefits outweigh their color.
6. Cost: Gold crowns tend to be more expensive compared to other types of crowns due to the cost of the gold alloy. The price can vary depending on factors such as the size of the crown and the current market price of gold.
It’s important to note that the choice of dental crown material depends on several factors, including the patient’s specific needs, the location of the tooth, esthetic concerns, and budget. Your dentist will discuss the available options and help you make an informed decision regarding the most suitable crown material for your case.
If you would like to find out is Gold Crowns are good for you, Contact Dr. Silva today for a free consultation. 610-489-5555