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Porcelain to Gold Crowns

by Tom E. DeLopez, Tallahassee Dentist

When a back tooth has broken or cracked, has more filling than tooth, or has significant decay, a crown is the restoration of choice. A crown is simply a protective cover that rebuilds the tooth and holds it together. 

The most important factors in designing these restorations may be:

  • Maximum Strength
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Structural Considerations

In these cases, Dr. DeLopez often uses time-proven Porcelain to Gold or even All Gold Crowns.

You Have Options

An All Gold Crown is the most durable crown, but it is yellow. It is a great option if it won't be easily seen. As an alternative, Dr. DeLopez uses Porcelain to Gold Crowns as his restoration of choice for molar teeth. Your crowned tooth will look like you have never even had a filling, and keep your tooth structure safe from any bacteria and sensitivity.

These are some of the advantages of Porcelain to Gold Crowns:

  • A Time-Tested Solution
  • Durable
  • Functional
  • Comfortable
  • An Esthetic Solution for Molar Teeth

One disadvantage is that over time, your gums may shrink back and a dark line may appear at the gum line.  Most people don’t ever notice it on back teeth. However, if it will be a problem for you, you will need to upgrade to a Ceramic Crown. Ultimate beauty on molar crowns requires greater initial cost and decreased durability. Dr. DeLopez does many functional, long-lasting and esthetic Porcelain to Gold crowns, and will help determine the best solution for your needs.

Qualifications That Keep You Smiling

He and Mr. Rockwell co-authored an article in Dentistry Today in 2003, that presented their technique for "Esthetic Posterior Crowns with Minimum Tooth Reduction" to a readership of over 150,000 dentists. You can trust your crowns to Dr. DeLopez with his top-level experience, that even allows him to teach other dentists. The emphasis he places on strength, longevity, health, and naturalness is the best way to protect your investment.

Contact Dr. DeLopez and his team, to learn about the cost-effective options available - to get the most out of your smile.

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