In-House Gold Crowns
At Payne & Boatner, DDS, we are committed to creating restorations that are aesthetic and long lasting. Our gold crowns are made in house personally by our doctors, allowing us to fabricate them in as little as one day.
Why choose gold?
- Gold crowns allow our doctors control of fit and anatomy of the crown.
- Less tooth reduction is necessary when working with gold.
- Wear characteristics of gold and natural enamel are highly compatible.
- Gold margins can be the most exact.
- Gold is very durable and is indicated for patients who clench and grind.
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay.
Crowns are "cemented" onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth's new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. Unlike fillings which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.