GOLD

PhotoGold crowns can be used for many types of restorations – such as crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays – and may consist of either non-precious gold (NPG) or precious gold alloys.

The key attribute of a gold crown is its longevity; gold crowns can last for a very long time, because their tensile strength makes them less susceptible to fracture than ceramic/porcelain crowns. Another advantage of gold crowns is that they are very gentle to the opposing teeth (similar to natural teeth), compared with porcelain restorations.


Key characteristics:

  • Non-precious and precious gold options available
  • Limited preparation required
  • Suitable for posterior crowns
  • CAD/CAM manufactured – for accuracy of fit
  • Long-lasting material with high tensile strength
Restoration Crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, implants
Aesthetics
Strength
Anteriors Not preferred (if considered, precious materials advised)
Posteriors Yes
Bridges Yes
In-lab days Posterior: 7
Anterior: 10
Process CAD/CAM designed and manufactured
Warranty 5 year warranty