This option brings together the best of both worlds. We can fuse porcelain to an underlying gold structure to provide strength and cosmetic appeal. Depending of the location of the dental work, this may appeal cosmetically. However, in some cases the metal base can bee seen at the gumline, and the opacity caused makes the porcelain look less lifelike. Also, the gold is not gold in color, but silver-coloured.
Advantages: Stronger than full porcelain, while matching your teeth’s natural shade. The strength of the gold protects your tooth even if the porcelain fractures.
Disadvantages: Porcelain may still fracture or damage other teeth. Gold may bee seen at gum line, reducing aesthetic advantage
When it is time to choose what material to select for your restoration, Dr. Dhesi will be happy to consult with you — because your oral health priorities are ours. If you have any questions about restoration material, call Summit View Dental Centre today!