Some dental crowns are completely made of metal. The classic metal used for dental crown is gold, or to be more precise a gold alloy. Over several decades a number of different metal alloys have been used in the making of dental crowns. Some of these metals are silver in color rather than yellow as gold. As with all the dental crowns they provide a good alternative to restructuring your dental treatment, but these are not so popular as they once were.
Gold crowns are usually moulded from jewellery grade gold, but it could be made from other alloys also. There are different types of metals including high noble, noble & base metal alloys.
Gold has another important quality, it’s hypo-allergenic, so is suitable for those patients who have specific allergic sensitivities, these crowns be full gold crowns or porcelain covered gold. More popular these days people choose zirconium crowns because of their esthetic qualities.
Gold Crowns Overview
General Definition: A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely encloses or caps a tooth or dental implant & is typically bound to the tooth using dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are typically fabricated using out-of-mouth methods. Crowns are often used to indicate the strength or appearance of the teeth to improve. Full-porcelain (ceramic) dental materials include porcelain, ceramic or glass screen fillings & crowns (aka jacket crown, a metal free option).
Gold Crown Procedure consists of:
Removal of parts of your natural tooth structure to accommodate the dental crown.
A temporary crown will be installed between visits, while the custom crown is made in our laboratories, from an impression of the original tooth
The temporary crown is removed and the new custom gold crown is securely bonded in place.