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Why Gold?

If a dental crown is needed, gold crowns (restorations) are what more dentists choose for themselves than any other type of material.

The Advantages Of Cast Gold Crowns and Restorations

  • When handled properly, the edges of gold crowns and restorations can be finished down nearly imperceptibly with the tooth. This results in a juncture that is less likely to decay or harbor disease-causing bacteria (plaque).

  • The gold does not chip fracture or change color. It is very durable and wear-resistant.

  • Gold "Onlays" and "Partial Crowns" strengthen the tooth and prevent it from fracturing.

  • Gold crowns and restorations do not contain mercury, a known toxin.

  • When properly prepared and placed, gold is the most durable material there is for a dental crown or restoration. The life span of a gold restoration can be as much as 50+ years making it the best value.

What you should know about choosing gold

  • The procedures for these gold crowns and restorations can be more time consuming for the dentist and the patient as the technique required to prep the teeth for gold restorations must be done meticulously.

  • Gold restorations may cost more up front because the price of gold is higher and due to the extra time involved. 

  • However - given their predictable life expectancy, they are the best value in restorative dentistry today!



Dr. Brian J. Dillon has been a member of The Academy of R.V. Tucker Study Clubs since 1996 and is accomplished in gold restorative dentistry. The Academy of R. V. Tucker Study Clubs is an international group of dentists who are committed to excellence in the placement of conservative cast gold restorations.


To learn more about cast gold restorations, please visit the Academy's web site.

For more dental crown information or to learn if gold crowns are right for you, contact our office today and Dr. Dillon would be more than happy to review your case and answer any questions you have.

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