Gold has been used in dentistry for many years and is an excellent material for restoring teeth. For proven durability, gold is the premier material.
Gold inlays are restorations placed usually on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth and are ideal for people with a strong bite.
- An inlay fits within the confines of the teeth.
- An onlay covers the entire chewing surface of the tooth.
These can be made of either gold, plastic resin or porcelain. The procedure involves removing decayed tooth structure or old fillings, preparing the tooth cavity, taking an impression of the cavity to fabricate a custom-fit inlay or onlay. Two visits are required to complete the treatment.
Gold can look beautiful in the mouth – much better than an amalgam filling. The secret is not to make them too shiny!