You might remember gold veneers or crowns prominent in our grandparents, aunts or uncles. You may also notice them on the front teeth of individuals of some cultures. In spite of this, gold veneers and crowns are growing in popularity in recent times with more patients, specifically millennials, requesting this unique and dazzling look. These glamorous dental modifications have grown in demand and in this blog post, we will delve into why.
What Are Crowns and Gold Veneers?
As the name suggests, the make-up and structure of the crowns and veneers are made of gold. Unlike porcelain or ceramic restorations, gold restorations are made of gold. The cost of the crowns/veneers will vary depending on the market value of the gold, carat and weight. The carat can be discussed with your dentist and chosen at your preparation appointment.
A hint of extravagance has always been associated with gold's aesthetic attraction in dentistry.
Much like porcelain veneers or crowns, gold enhancements are distinctive and personalised.
Here is a personalised design made for one of our patients:
Benefits of crowns and gold veneers
Gold crowns and veneers are extremely durable and strong. They have longevity on its side with increased sturdiness, resistance and minimal wear compared to other materials on the opposing teeth.
Gold's biocompatibility also has hypoallergenic qualities.
The process of customization
Once you are deemed suitable for treatment with your experienced cosmetic dentist, they will digitally design and plan your smile makeover with the use of gold whilst aiming to achieve a balance between functional and aesthetic factors. There are various factors to consider when choosing the colour, carat and thickness of gold restorations.
Dr Dee works with patients closely to create a holistic design that achieves their smile goals.
Oral Health and Gold Restorations
As with any restoration, it is so important to keep your mouth and oral health hygiene clean. Despite the strength, be wary of external trauma such as gritting your teeth, bruxism and cleanliness. For the best oral health and longevity of your crowns or veneers, routine professional dental care and checkups are necessary.
A Developing Trend
In a world where we celebrate individuality and expressing oneself, we are drawn to the allure of non-traditional smiles. It’s no longer just about social media or celebrities; it is about ourselves. Gold veneers and crowns have become a prominent trend in cosmetic dentistry, giving people the chance to enhance their smiles with a dash of grandeur and uniqueness.
Gold restorations offer an alternative choice for people looking for a distinctive smile thanks to their aesthetic appeal, exceptional durability as well as personalisation options. To find out if gold restorations are the best option for your particular dental needs and tastes, it's crucial to speak with a qualified cosmetic dentist.
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Clinical Photos, clinical content, cosmetic and restorative dentistry by Dr.Deepan Duraisamy (Dr Dee) BDS., MSc., FICCDE , FICOI , Vogue Dental Studios.