Gold 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.
|Restoration||Crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, implants|
|Anteriors||Not preferred (if considered, precious materials advised)|
|In-lab days||Posterior: 7
|Process||CAD/CAM designed and manufactured|
|Warranty||5 year warranty|