Love the glittering gold? Want gold teeth? We can do it for you at Ponsonby dental boutique.
Gold teeth/ gold crown is a golden cap over your tooth. You need a crown if you have a weak tooth due to decay/ fracture/ infection.
Though the name says gold teeth, it is a combination of other metals such as copper, nickel, chromium, and palladium.
Advantages of gold teeth
Strongest: A gold crown has the highest strength. It tolerates the chewing and biting forces well. Highly resistant to chip/ fracture.
Well tolerated: Gold crown is well tolerated by your body. If you are allergic to any metal, keep us posted.
Longer lasting: Gold teeth last for several decades. They are least likely to be replaced compared to other types of crowns. Thus, they are economical in the long run.
Stronger teeth: Gold caps need minimum tooth trimming compared to other crowns. Thus, more of your natural tooth is intact. The more the natural tooth you have, the better it is for you.
Prevents repeat decay: Gold crowns fit absolutely well with your teeth. They seal your tooth well, seat well, and prevent leakage and repeat decay.
Gold crowns are suitable for bruxism/ involuntary teeth grinding at night: They can withstand a lot of pressure and do not harm the opposing teeth. Gold teeth do not wear down easily. They are also gentle on the opposing teeth, just like your natural teeth.
Some prefer gold alloys for the back/ posterior teeth as they are the least natural-looking.
You have the option to opt for a PFM/ Porcelain Fused to Gold metal as well. While the porcelain of PFM matches the crown with the rest of your tooth, the gold metal base gives quality.
There are 3 types of gold teeth
- High-noble alloy: Here, precious metals such as gold, platinum, and palladium are more than 60%
- Noble alloy: Here, precious metals such as nickel, chromium and gold are 25%
- Non-noble alloy: Here, precious metals such as nickel, chromium and gold are less than 25%
If you need an apparently unique smile, a gold crown/ gold-looking crown is the choice. For more details, meet us at Ponsonby dental boutique today!