Full Gold Crown

When a tooth situated in a heavy chewing area becomes worn, damaged or if it’s had a root canal than a full coverage gold crown may become the restoration of choice.

To get the tooth ready for a gold crown the tooth must first be prepared. The preparation involves removing a minimum amount of tooth structure from all surfaces; the dentist will then take an impression of the tooth typically using putty -like materials loaded into an impression tray.

After the impression is taken a temporary crown will be fabricated out of an acrylic material used to cover and protect the tooth. This will need to be worn for 1 to 2 weeks while the impression is sent to a dental laboratory for custom manufacturing of the gold crown.

When the finished permanent crown returns the temporary is removed and the new full gold crown is cemented onto your tooth. Gold is one of the most biocompatible materials for the mouth.