A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" which is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth in order to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.
Although the modern CEREC same-day technology is by far becoming the most popular of crown restoration methods today, Carmi Dental does offer gold crown restoration to patients choosing this method.
Gold dental crowns have been used in dentistry to restore teeth for several years and are used for a number of reasons. Your dentist may recommend one due to loss of tooth structure or root canal treatment as one of the options to restore a tooth. Gold crowns are primarily used to restore molars and premolars which are not easily visible.
There are many reasons why your dentist may recommend a gold crown. For instance, gold crowns are able to withstand heavy forces from chewing and may be recommended if you exhibit heavy wear patterns on your teeth. Additionally, these crowns are less susceptible to chipping or breaking than some of the other alternatives. Gold crowns also cause the least wear on the opposing tooth. For patients who grind their teeth or who have a heavy bite, a gold crown will typically cause the same amount of wear on the teeth as the tooth's natural enamel would.