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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 12
First page : ( 2354) Last page : ( 2358)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00470.4

Gold restoration in modern Era: An overview

Nadar Shristi*

2nd Year Bachelor of Dental Sciences, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shristi71196@gmail.com

Online published on 2 March, 2017.

Abstract

Aim

To find about the use of gold in modern day restoration and its advantages over other restorations.

Objective

This literature reviews about the use of gold restorations in modern era.

Background

Direct gold, or gold foil, is the oldest dental restorative material and continues to be used by many dentists today. There are several techniques for placing gold dental restorations, with the most common being cast gold, which is approximately 18 karats. Caste gold for restoration will prevent breakage and fracture when proper preparation is done and also does not flow and change shape. Gold restoration can also be finished to a very smooth surface.

Reason

Gold has unique and amazing properties of resilience, malleability and biocompatibility. It is a tried and true method that has been used in dentistry for generations. This paper reviews the use of gold as a restorative material in modern era.

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Keywords

Gold foil, Caste gold, restoration.

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