Gold fillings are also known as gold inlays and onlays. Although they are a less frequently used option, gold fillings are one of the most durable and long lasting ways to fill cavities. These fillings require at least 2 dental visits to complete. During the first visit, we will remove the decay, prepare the tooth for the filling and take a series of impressions. These impressions are sent to our dental lab technician to custom fit the gold inlay/onlay. On your last visit, you will have your custom fit filling finely adjusted and cemented in. Because of the technique sensitivity and material costs, gold inlays/onlays can be an expensive cavity treatment option.
Our cavity treatment comparison chart can help you see if this is a good option for you.