Are Gold Dental Crowns Still Available and Are they Recommended?

Not too long ago, gold crowns were quite popular and were a sign of affluence. Nowadays, more people opt for tooth colored crowns made of porcelain. Porcelain works great but is it better?

 Porcelain vs. Gold Crowns

Are you wondering about choosing gold crowns vs. porcelain crowns? While many people opt for porcelain crowns over metal crowns for aesthetic reasons, gold crowns are still a popular choice. Here at Excellence in Dentistry, many of our clients do want gold crowns. Beyond wanting them for aesthetic reasons, many want them because they’ve heard good things about benefits of gold crowns being used in the mouth.

Gold crowns can be long-lasting and can fit extremely well as they are made with a very workable material. Teeth opposite to the gold crown don’t face as much potential damage risk as those who are opposite porcelain crowns, too. If you need crowns for more than one tooth you may even consider gold crowns for the back teeth and porcelain for the ones closer to the front.

 Gold Crowns: Long Lasting and Durable

Gold crowns wear at a much slower rate than some other materials. While porcelain crowns have an average lifespan of about 15 years, gold crowns can last much longer and even indefinitely. Gold crowns are often chosen for back teeth, particularly, as these teeth do the most work with respect to chewing and enduring pressure and metal crowns can withstand that pressure better than their porcelain counterparts.

Whether you want porcelain or gold crowns, Excellence in Dentistry would be happy to help you. Our team is well-versed in numerous areas of cosmetic dentistry including gold crowns and a number of other restorative dentistry services, such as dental implants, bridges, and more. Talk to us about your smile and your oral health and we’re happy to help you decide on the best course of action for your needs.

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