Gold is one of the most widely accepted materials for restorative dentistry because it is the most biocompatible material available in dentistry. At the same time, gold is considered a noble metal because it is the most non-reactive metal compared to many other metals and materials.
Another advantage is that gold has a very similar coefficient of thermal expansion and contraction as tooth structure. This property becomes very useful when the patient consumes extreme hot and cold fluids during the day, and the teeth continue to expand and contract. With any other material that has a very different co-efficient of expansion and contraction compared to the tooth structure, there will be fatigue at the joint or the seal between the teeth structure and the restorative material. This is one of the causes of tooth breakdown or recurring decay. With some materials, this condition may occur within a few months, while with others it may occur in a few years. But in the case of gold, the restoration can literally last for decades without any trouble.
Gold is one of the most malleable metals that can be molded in any way as required, without weakening its strength. That makes it an ideal material for building tooth structure as precisely as required. Another very important advantage of gold – it is conservative in nature. Gold conserves most of the natural tooth structure and causes minimum destruction of the natural tooth structure during the restoration.
However, a disadvantage of gold as a material used in dentistry is that it requires sophisticated handling and a high degree of attention to detail. Gold is quite a technique-sensitive material, and the results may not last in the long run if the restoration is not carried out with great precision and technique.
Many times gold is misunderstood as a material that may be aesthetically unappealing for a patient’s appearance. However, the truth is that in a majority of cases gold is used in such tooth restorations that are invisible to the casual observer from outside. Therefore, barring a few exceptions, most tooth restorations with gold do not compromise the aesthetics of the patient significantly.
The Experience Of Dr. Zendaki With Gold As A Restorative Material
Dr. Zendaki is a member of the Academy of RV Tucker https://arvtsc.org/ . Which is a home to the most quality driven restorative dentists that have mastered the art gold Restorations.
He trained with world renowned mentors for years doing conservative gold restorations that only a handful of dentist would have the skillset to perfect. Mastering gold restoration is an art form in and of itself that allows Dr. Zendaki to gift the patient a treatment that would last forever. Despite the fact that restoring teeth with gold may be costly but the average gold dental restoration would actually last for at least 25 years and no other material in dentistry can match that.