At Nicholas Dose, DMD, our dentists are trained to help you with any problem that might negatively affect your dental health. Throughout our lives, we often see our teeth endure a degree of discoloration or cracks. When this happens, we find that dental crowns are an excellent way to counteract this wear and tear. When we put a dental crown over a weakened tooth, this protection can prevent further problems from arising. Gold crowns, in particular, serve as a solid bulwark against the effects of tooth decay.
What Exactly Is A Dental Crown?
The reason we recommend dental crowns is because they serve as a tooth-shaped cover that shields your tooth from further harm. Our dentists create a mold of your weakened tooth that we send on to a dental lab so that we can make it fit as nicely as possible in your mouth. Once we have created the dental crown, we will place it over the tooth and provide it that extra durability that it lacked before. With a regimen of proper brushing and flossing, as well as regular exams and professional cleanings, this crown should last decades and make it easier to maintain your overall dental health.
When Do I Need A Dental Crown?
A gold dental crown is a superb tool for addressing all kinds of potential problems with your teeth, or even in helping you to deal with the spaces where teeth used to be. If your tooth has experienced an unfortunate degree of weakening or has been broken completely, a gold crown can avert further damage. It can also be an effective tool after you have undergone a root canal procedure or if you have had dental bridges inserted in your mouth. The gold crown serves as a cover for the dental implant and adds layer of security to prevent it from possibly breaking.
Gold Crowns And Their Advantages
What we call a gold crown actually consists of multiple metals from gold to copper and more. Unlike the porcelain option, gold crowns do not attempt to match the color of your teeth and have an obvious golden color that is difficult to miss. Beyond their appearance, they are one of the strongest crown options available and have a high resistance to fracture, wear, and corrosion. Because they are so strong, we do not need to use as much material and thus remove much less of your healthy tooth during the placement process.
Why We Recommend Gold Crowns
The metal material of gold crowns makes them incredibly effective at sealing a tooth away from leakage and further tooth decay. Although this may make gold crowns sound very solid and like they will not play well with neighboring teeth, the opposite is the case. They have a high tolerance for biocompatibility and are surprisingly gentle against adjacent teeth. Their fracture resistance is unparalleled, and, with all of these factors in combination, we highly recommend their use so long as you are content with their aesthetic effect on your smile.
Are you interested in learning more about gold crowns? Give us a call at (503) 765-7300. We are happy to help you learn more about your smile!
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