Dr. Randy Allan speaks to Dr. Suham Alexander about his presentation at the CARDP meeting and shares two of his many cases. Randy will be speaking about the use of gold as a restorative material.
Gold has traditionally been a predictable and biocompatible restorative material in dentistry but, its use has declined over the years for several reasons:
• Several tooth-coloured restorative materials are available
• Patient perceptions about esthetics and how gold may show in the smile line
• Cost of gold has increased in recent years
Gold has many advantages given its biocompatibility with enamel and dentin and preparations for gold require less tooth preparation. Because the restoration is cast, it is almost indestructible and has the best longevity of all restorative dental materials.
Dr. Randy Allan could be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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