Full Gold Onlays and Crowns
When individual back teeth are broken down, but some good healthy tooth structure remains, gold onlays or crowns are used.
These are the strongest and longest lasting of all the posterior restorations. These restorations are used when esthetic concerns are outweighed by the need for strength and longevity.
Once the tooth is properly prepared, the technique is similar to the porcelain fused to metal crown technique.
The benefit of this restoration is the advantage of the gold, which supports the tooth during heavy biting loads, thereby protecting the tooth and nerve.