Benefits of Gold Crowns
There are numerous reasons why one might choose to have a gold crown applied. Gold has always been a favorite among dentists for it's workability. Its physical properties enables the dentist to achieve an exact fit. Another benefit of using a gold crown is that gold as a pure metal, gives the crown the strength that is required to tolerate the pressure of biting and chewing, also, a gold crown is not prone to chipping.
Although the rate at which a gold crown wears down is the same as enamel another positive characteristic of a gold crown is that it does not create so much wear on the teeth it bites against.
These days gold crowns are usually applied to the molars or teeth that are not so visible when a person smiles.