See why our Missoula patients love gold onlays with these real patient results:
Conservative Gold Onlays
I like to think of gold onlays as conservative crowns. That's because i don't have to remove nearly as much natural tooth structure to do them. And no restorative material is as good as natural tooth.
An onlay, as opposed to an inlay, covers at least one cusp. You can think of a cusp as each little "mountain" or bump on your tooth.
Some people say that gold is not aesthetic (despite loving Jack Sparrow and his golden front tooth), but I just love the way the yellow compliments the white surrounding the glassy smooth margin. Then again, often you can have ...
Gold inlays often replace failing amalgam or composite fillings. Although they can also be the first restorative material used to repair a cavity as well. Make sure to read all about the benefits of gold by clicking the link to the right under "Related Services." This gold inlay I did was completed on another dentist. Notice how much tighter the margins are (where the restoration meets the tooth) and how much smoother the inlay is. When gold is finished like this it feels remarkably smooth to your tongue!
Also see my Before & After on Gold Onlays.