Gold Inlays

Gold is one of the strongest materials available for use in dentistry today. Some of the finest restorative dentistry restorations are done in gold. These restorations can last the longest of any other material. Choosing to use gold for a needed restoration is the best, and that is why our office offers gold inlays, onlays, and crowns to our patients who want to use gold. It does not cost much more to do a crown in gold than it does to create it in porcelain. If you are choosing to have a gold inlay in our St. Joseph dental office, it quite possibly will be the last restoration you will need.

Gold inlays, like excellence, is never ‘old-fashioned.’

The  benefits of gold inlays and restorations are:

  • has a bracing effect, strengthens teeth
  • keeps a tooth from fracturing
  • does not break
  • is kind to the teeth
  • acts much like a natural tooth with its expansion and contraction abilities

I’ve had a few gold restorations since I was 18 years old. I’m 57 now, and I still have them. I’ve been a Foundations of Dental Health patient for 20 years because the dentists could offer it if I needed another gold inlay. There are not a lot of dentists who have the technical experience and training to provide gold restorations as an option. I’m from Kansas City, and I drive to St. Joseph because the dentists in this practice have a high level of technical training and experience, which is very important to me.- Catherine K.

Advanced technical training

Dr, Charles, belongs to an advanced technical organization called The Tucker Study Club. In this specialized group, dentists study and apply the restorative skills of working with gold in dentistry. Perfecting these techniques also makes for better restorative dentistry in all facets of care. These skills result in excellent technical dentistry.

Gold inlays are an option that emphasizes the value in long-term choices of your health care, as well as the lasting benefits of dental work. Gold restorations are usually not visible when you smile or open your mouth. Of course, this depends mainly on the placement. Gold restorations in the back of your mouth are usually not seen.

If you have any questions about using gold in your dental work or if you would like to discuss if utilizing gold is the right choice for you, please contact or call us at (816) 233-0142.

Photo after gold work was selected by dental patient, Curry and Taylor DDS, 3815 Beck Road, St.Joseph, MO, 64506After photo of a Gold inlay, Curry and Taylor DDS, 3815 Beck Road, St.Joseph, MO, 64506