An Appointment With Gold

If you’ve wondered about gold work for your own mouth, here is a mini photo series to summarize what you might see at one of your appointments. The appointment documented is the seating of gold into the tooth. (Not photographed is the appointment with the preparation and impression.) The tooth is isolated and cleaned. The […]

Making aesthetic gold restorations

If gold is so great, why not restore every cavity with gold? A good clinician knows how to choose the right restorative material for each situation- and not every filling calls for gold. Let’s discuss some disadvantages to gold. This article is adapted from Dr. Tucker’s article in Operative Dentistry, March 2008. 1. Gold is […]

A Golden Change in Opinion

I delivered this beautiful gold crown to a wonderful and bright 15-year-old patient.  She presented to Group 58 with her mother last year to seek dental treatment after an emergency root canal therapy on #19.  Initially, their goal was to have a tooth-colored restoration, i.e. porcelain, to satisfy their esthetic concerns.  Upon clinical examination of […]

gold: the restoration dentists want for themselves

Meet Dr. Joseph Newell. He is the editor behind this dentalgoldblog.com. Dr. Newell studied dentistry at Temple University and is currently the group leader for Group 58 at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. I chatted with Dr. Newell in between patients to chat about how he became an advocate for gold in dentistry. […]

Dental Gold as the Conservative Treatment

Sometimes a tooth breaks down enough from decay that we need to replace the entire outside of a tooth. As dentists, we tell patients that we need to put a “crown” on a tooth. The procedure involves removing the outer hard enamel from the tooth along with part of the inner structure, called dentin, in […]