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. Interesting fact: it does not cost much more to do a crown in gold than it does to create a crown 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 patient of Foundations of Dental Health 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 offer 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 and that is very important to me.- Catherine K.
Advanced technical training
Dr, Charles, Dr. Curry, and Dr, Taylor all belong to an advanced organization called The Tucker Study Club. In this specialized group, they study and apply the restorative skills of working with gold in dentistry. In perfecting these techniques, it also has made them better restorative dentists in all facets of care. These skills enable them to not only do excellent work, but they find the advanced techniques allows each of them to place other restorations as they continually perfect their technical skills.
Gold inlays communicate the fact that you value long-term choices in your health care, and value the lasting benefits of your dental work. Gold restorations are usually not visible when you smile or open your mouth. Of course, this depends largely 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.