Yellow high-noble alloy has been the “Gold Standard” and preferred by doctors because of its longevity and functional success. The clinician can control their laboratory fees by prescribing an alloy that is within their patients’ ability to afford including high-noble, noble or base. Titanium is now even an option thanks to CAD/CAM production techniques. High-noble crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays remain a proven alternative to today’s tooth-colored options.
Full Gold Crowns (FGCs) were the first monolithic restorations! They are fabricated entirely of a single metal alloy with no layering material to chip or debond. However, contrary to what the name implies, FGCs can be fabricated from alloys including Gold, Titanium, Platinum, Palladium and Silver.
High-noble gold is one of the most biocompatible and non-toxic metals known to man, along with being both hypo-allergenic and non-corrosive. The margins of cast high-noble restorations are extremely accurate and do not break or chip. High-noble alloy’s coefficient of thermal expansion and rates of wear are very similar to enamel, providing optimal longevity and service. Moreover, FGCs can also be accomplished with less removal of tooth structure than with tooth colored restorations. This can leave the restored tooth healthier and stronger overall.