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 […]

Why Do Dental Golds Last So Long?

There are a few main reasons why dental gold lasts so long. First, golds are non-corrosive. They don’t rust. Remember, the mouth is a moist environment. Other materials either rust or wash out over time, but gold does not. Secondly, cast gold has a coefficient of expansion that is very similar to tooth enamel. So […]

Longevity

Cast dental gold and gold foil have been proven to last longer than any other dental material if it is properly done. Restorations can last a lifetime if properly done and maintained. There is a higher level of skill required to perform gold restorations compared to other dental materials. However, there are study clubs and […]

Do the Right Thing, Then Do the Thing Right

The best dentistry is no dentistry. Nothing lasts as long in the mouth as your own natural tooth structure. Sometimes though, things go wrong and teeth either decay or fracture from use or trauma. When teeth need to be fixed or restored, you want to be as conservative as possible and use the very best materials to […]

Welcome to the Dental Gold Blog!

Welcome to the Dental Gold Blog. This blog is intended to educate the public about the benefits of using gold dental alloy to restore damaged and decayed teeth. With modern times comes modern materials for restoring or fixing teeth. Simply because these materials are newer doesn’t necessarily make them better. Gold has always been and still is considered […]