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Gold crown vs zirconia crown for molars? Which is better?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
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In brief: Better?

Better is a subjective term. Better in what way? Each has pros and cons.
If a any type of crown was universally better, it would be the only one used. Gold crowns cannot break and are softer and kinder to the opposing teeth. Zirconia crowns are strong but are more esthetic. This is a subject best discussed with your dentist who is most familiar with your specific situation.

In brief: Better?

Better is a subjective term. Better in what way? Each has pros and cons.
If a any type of crown was universally better, it would be the only one used. Gold crowns cannot break and are softer and kinder to the opposing teeth. Zirconia crowns are strong but are more esthetic. This is a subject best discussed with your dentist who is most familiar with your specific situation.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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In brief: Speak with DDS

Speak with your dentist in regard to your individual parameters.
Zirconia is more aesthetic than gold, but gold is the "gold standard".

In brief: Speak with DDS

Speak with your dentist in regard to your individual parameters.
Zirconia is more aesthetic than gold, but gold is the "gold standard".
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Dr. Justin Nelson
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Both

Both are great!! Gold wears more like enamel but esthetics are not there since its gold.
Zirconia is esthetic & uber strong. Due to market pressures & cost most dentists will do zirconia over gold in today treatment. I'd go with zirconia but Both are great options for molars.

In brief: Both

Both are great!! Gold wears more like enamel but esthetics are not there since its gold.
Zirconia is esthetic & uber strong. Due to market pressures & cost most dentists will do zirconia over gold in today treatment. I'd go with zirconia but Both are great options for molars.
Dr. Justin Nelson
Dr. Justin Nelson
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Zirconia for molars

Zirconia crown is strong and durable as gold, but translucent with a better cosmetic result and less expensive.

In brief: Zirconia for molars

Zirconia crown is strong and durable as gold, but translucent with a better cosmetic result and less expensive.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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