If you’re in the market for a dental restoration, you may want to consider the benefits of getting a gold tooth. These days, many dentist’s material of choice is porcelain because of its convenience and the fact that it closely resembles the natural tooth. With the invention of 3D scanning and printing, dentists can offer same-day services for many procedures as long as porcelain is the replacement material. But gold has its own advantages.
You may think that a gold filling, crown or implant would a very expensive. This, of course, depends on the size of the tooth and the amount of gold used. Surprisingly, gold teeth can be around the same price as a porcelain one, and in some cases less costly.
Gold is considered to be the strongest and longest-lasting material with which to make restorations, this is because it is a very malleable metal and is highly resistant to breakage, wear, and corrosion.
Gold fits inside and alongside teeth better than any other material. It has the ability to expand and contract, along with your teeth, when exposed to hot and cold. So, it does an excellent job of sealing and preventing leakage or recurrent tooth decay.
Your natural tooth will need to be reduced by grinding it down to prepare for a crown to be placed over it as a cap. Porcelain requires that more of the natural tooth be removed, while a gold crown allows for you to keep more of your original tooth.
Unlike other materials, you don’t need to worry about your body rejecting or becoming allergic to gold. Gold is hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and biocompatible. Gold has been an extremely compatible substance when used for medical purposes alongside human tissue.
If you would like to speak to our dentist about gold teeth reconstruction, call Dr. Jon Ackerman and our helpful team at Jon F. Ackerman, DDS. Phone: (914) 761-2442. Make an appointment or come by our office in White Plains, New York.