May 31, 2015
Gold has been one of the first materials to be used for dental restorative work. In fact, the gold crown has been the choicest dental restoration right from the beginning. Though many materials are now available to dentists, full cast gold still holds the pride due to its inherent qualities.
A full cast dental gold crown is a single piece that is casted somewhat like gold jewelry. According to prescribed norms it should contain about 60% of noble or precious metal out of 40% should be gold. The other precious metals are palladium and platinum. Besides these copper, tin, silver and others may also be added. A gold alloy is much stronger than pure gold itself which is too malleable to work with. The crown may either be rich yellow or somewhat whiter due to these metals.
Though there are several factors that make full cast gold crowns a good choice, some of the main advantages are as follows:
The only drawbacks would be its color and cost.
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