I need a crown put on a rear molar. My dentist said due to space issues it will need to be a metal crown. I wasn’t too excited about that at first, but realize there isn’t much option. Now that I’ve come to terms with having a metal crown I was wondering which metal. I can have the regular metal or gold. Are there advantages to one?
Jay- Cape Cod
The space issue your dentist referred to is probably because it takes more space to use porcelain. They have to be made thicker than metal. If there isn’t much space there already, then metal is the better choice. Seeing as it is on a rear tooth, it won’t detract from your appearance. If you’re going with metal, I highly recommend a gold crown. They are corrosion resistant, are more malleable (which makes them easier to fit), and will not crack.
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