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What are the positives and negatives of getting a gold crown?

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In brief: Gold

Gold crowns fit well, there is no porcelain to crack, but are expensive and unaesthetic.

In brief: Gold

Gold crowns fit well, there is no porcelain to crack, but are expensive and unaesthetic.
Dr. Bernard Fialkoff
Dr. Bernard Fialkoff
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not much

Gold crowns have been around for hundreds of years.
Gold is an element that the body or the mouth tolerates very well. Some people may have a metal allergy but it is not usually due to the gold but the other metals in the gold to give it strength. The negatives of gold is..They have no place in the front teeth for looks and the biggie now is...Gold is now veryexpensive.

In brief: Not much

Gold crowns have been around for hundreds of years.
Gold is an element that the body or the mouth tolerates very well. Some people may have a metal allergy but it is not usually due to the gold but the other metals in the gold to give it strength. The negatives of gold is..They have no place in the front teeth for looks and the biggie now is...Gold is now veryexpensive.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dr. Earl Sandroff
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Gold crowns

Positives: cannot break; can be used when there is very little interocclusal space (very 'tight bite' when there is not much room to prepare (drill) tooth.
Negatives: unesthetic; can be more costly depending upon price of gold at the time and size of crown.

In brief: Gold crowns

Positives: cannot break; can be used when there is very little interocclusal space (very 'tight bite' when there is not much room to prepare (drill) tooth.
Negatives: unesthetic; can be more costly depending upon price of gold at the time and size of crown.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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