High Price of Gold Leads to a Few Less Gold Teeth

gold dental crownsIn this survey, 6% of dentists reported that they have noted a decrease in demand for gold crowns due to the high price of gold. (Here’s hoping your money’s in gold, not Washington Mutual stocks…)

However, most dentists agree that patients today tend to want tooth-colored restorations.

The dentists reporting fewer patients requesting gold crowns all practice in urban areas.

“Never have had much of a demand for gold,” said a Kentucky dentist. “We still do gold crowns on 2nd molars about 30% of the time. but it’s usually me making the suggestion and not the patient asking for it.”

“I have averaged about one gold restoration per year over the past twelve years, and that hasn’t changed,” wrote a California dentist.

Said an Ohio dentist, “It hasn’t affected them because my gold and PFM fee is the same (and I use 75% Au alloy).”

Read more: Not Much Demand for Gold Dental Crowns Today

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