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Did you ever see a famous rapper or other person on TV with a gold tooth and think that one of those might look good in your smile? You wouldn’t be the first one.

Gold teeth have been around a lot longer than you might think. People used gold crowns for teeth 4,000 years ago in Southeast Asia. Even then, they were usually found in the mouths of the rich and powerful. But many people in recent times have had gold crowns. It might be for purely cosmetic reasons, but there are other reasons why a crown might make a great option for covering a decayed or damaged tooth. Gold is very biocompatible, and protects a tooth very well. Gold is very resistant to damage, and daily wear and tear. It can also protect your tooth from decay.

As our dentist, Dr. Mark DeWitt will tell you, a crown is useful for many things, and gold is just one option for covering an ailing tooth, anchoring a bridge or covering implants. Porcelain is also very popular for its durability and because it can be shaded to blend in with your smile.

Thinking about getting a gold crown, or any other kind? We can help you find the one that is right for you. If you live in the Lansing, Michigan, area call 517-323-7926 today to plan your visit to our office.