Come to Gresham Family Dentistry for Gold Fillings and Gold Crowns
For those in need of a dental filling or crown for their tooth, there are many options for the type of material used, including gold fillings and gold crowns. Gold is still and will always be the “Gold” standard in dentistry. The professionals at Gresham Family Dentistry know all the benefits of gold fillings and gold crowns and can help you decide if it’s the best choice for you.
What Can Gold Be Used For?
There are a few different types of gold restorations that can be placed in your mouth. Gresham patients will find that gold can be used for inlays, onlays, and full gold crowns.
What Are the Benefits of Gold Restorations?
There are many benefits to using gold for restorations. First, gold is strong – it will never break in your mouth. Gold also offers longevity. The process of making a gold crown, as opposed to porcelain, leads to a more precise integration with the tooth, which means that the restoration will last twice as long. Gold also contours more easily to not irritate the gums. Additionally, gold is perhaps one of the most biocompatible materials for the body, meaning the body doesn’t react to gold. Gold alloys are also gentle to opposing teeth and are well-tolerated by patients. Lastly, gold wears down at the same rate as tooth enamel. Porcelain doesn’t wear at all and eventually becomes aggressive to opposing teeth, damaging them.
Discuss Your Options for Fillings with Your Dentist
Be proactive about your oral health – schedule an appointment today for a check-up or exam with Gresham Family Dentistry. At Gresham Family Dentistry, our priority is your comfort. We take pride in protecting the oral health of Gresham families. We offer cleanings, oral surgeries, child dentistry, and more at Gresham Family Dentistry. Contact us today for an appointment or call 503-661-2600.
Our hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM and Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM.