I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!
If you have a big cavity or root canal, your dentist may want to put a dental crown over your tooth. This is a cap that covers your tooth completely and it can be made from different materials. While many are white so they blend in with your natural teeth, gold dental crowns are also an option to consider. Here are four things to know about this dental treatment.
1. Gold Is Expensive And The Price Fluctuates
If you've ever watched the gold market, you know the price of gold fluctuates. The price of a gold dental crown will fluctuate too, depending on how the market is moving. Gold is one of the more expensive options for dental work, but if you love the way gold teeth look, then it's probably worth the cost to you.
2. The Dental Crown Has A Mix Of Metals
The gold that's used is a combination of metals, possibly including nickel and copper. The addition of other metals helps the gold tooth be stronger and last longer since pure gold is somewhat soft. While the other metals shouldn't cause any problem, if you're allergic to nickel or any other metal in the gold mix, discuss the situation with your dentist and get advice before deciding for sure you want to choose gold.
3. Gold Has Advantages That Make It A Good Choice
Gold is gentle on your nearby teeth when compared to harder dental materials. Gold also lasts a long time and it has a good fit that won't shrink or expand. Gold is usually a good choice for compatibility too. Some choices may have more allergenic materials in them than gold does.
One of the best advantages of getting a gold crown is its appearance. A gold tooth has a striking look that's sure to get attention. You don't have to be a musician to have a gold tooth. It's a good look for anyone if you want to show off your unique style.
4. It May Take Two Visits To Get Your New Crown
The dentist has to make impressions of your teeth on the initial visit so they can go to the lab. The lab then makes the gold crown over the span of a couple of weeks. When your dentist gets your new gold tooth from the lab, you'll have another appointment to put it in your mouth and have it affixed permanently. You'll not only have a beautiful tooth, the tooth will be strong and long-lasting, so gold is a good investment.Share
19 May 2023