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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants

Repairing A Gold Crown

07/31/2006

Question:

My dentist says I have worn a hole in the gold crown. He said I have to have another crown. I asked him to "patch" the old crown since the tooth is still good. He says he can`t do that??

Answer:

It is sometimes possible to patch a gold crown with amalgam filling material; however, clinical assessment is needed.  Every situation is different, and this may not be a solution for you. It may be helpful to get a second opinion.

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Response by:

Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University