Cosmetic uses for White Gold Crowns

Cosmetic uses for White Gold Crowns

Cosmetic uses for White Gold Crowns

Cosmetic uses for White Gold Crowns

Many patients of cosmetic dentistry have legitimate reasons to request white gold teeth in the form of a crown or tooth cap rather than other materials such as porcelain.  In addition to the rich look of gold or white gold crowns, dentists prefer white or gold crowns for patients who tend to grind their teeth while sleeping or have teeth that are easily chipped or broken. Permanent gold teeth or crowns are created with gold alloys so they have the ability to withstand heavy usage from chewing, grinding or minor impacts.  Unfortunately, white gold teeth can loosen from eating sticky or hard candy and some kinds of nuts like all other crowns will.

Cosmetic uses for White Gold Crowns

Cosmetic uses for White Gold Crowns

For a number of years, dentists have preferred cosmetic dentistry for gold teeth crowns for many uses from improving weak, broken or damaged teeth, teeth with very large fillings, and for re-shaping teeth and to make root canal teeth much stronger. The preferred usage in cosmetic dentistry for gold or white gold teeth is specifically to restore only premolars and molars.
There are a variety of alloyed materials that permanent gold teeth crowns can be made from. In the past valuable alloys combined with gold has always been the ‘gold standard’ for dental crowns. Accepted practice for back teeth(pre-molars and molars), the whole crown would be made from a gold alloy, either white or yellow. Gold has been the best choice of material for crowning teeth, it doesn’t corrode, its strong, lasts years and can be made to fit very accurately.  Gold is better able to be formed thinly, not as easy with porcelain. The crown is lighter in weight and less noticeable to the patient than with heavier materials. The drawback is the aesthetics –some people find they dislike the looks of a gold or silver-colored tooth in their smile.
Current dental materials are mostly based of ceramics or porcelain materials. There are a variety of ceramic materials available for making crowns.  Dental grade porcelain can be fused over a gold alloy or other metal cap, called “Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) crown”. It is a process that combines the strength of metal with the preferred white appearance of porcelain. White porcelain crowns can be made for back or front teeth and are the most commonly used type of crown.
The Industry of cosmetic dentistry for gold teeth also has gold dental bonding, a technique that integrates a patients’ natural tooth to a dental surface restoration. The surfaces of both materials are treated to create an “active” surface that will interlock microscopically for greater seal and strength. The goal of cosmetic dental bonding is to cause the filling, porcelain or gold restoration to literally bond with the tooth for a perfect seal. The strongest possible restoration involves integrating the actual tooth structure in every way and to such a degree that both materials become as one. Of all restorative procedures using gold or porcelain teeth, dental bonding leads to the ultimate strength and long-lasting result for the modern dental patients’ restoration treatment.
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