Gold Fillings and Crowns
Gold is STILL the “Gold Standard” for restorations on posterior teeth!
Gold fillings, also called inlays or onlays, are composed of an alloy of gold, copper and other metals.
This type of dental filling is usually considered the most durable, lasting 20 years or more. Gold fillings also require more than one office visit to place because they require impressions to manufacture at a dental laboratory. Porcelain can break over time due to temperature, pressure, and humidity inside the mouth.
We have numerous dentists, both active and retired, who have chosen our practice because we still offer gold restorations as an option.
Ultimately, the best dental filling is no dental filling. Prevention is the best medicine. You can dramatically decrease your risk of cavities and other dental diseases simply by:
- brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
- flossing daily
- eating a balanced diet
- visiting the dentist regularly.