1What do you mean by cost effective investment?
Gold and Porcelain are a Cost-Effective Investment. Silver and composite fillings typically last less than 10 years followed by recurring decay. This means you may require, 2, 3 and likely more fillings over the life span of one expertly fitted gold filling, lasting an average of 32 years. The problem isn’t just paying for each additional filling, there is recurring decay, re-drilling, larger more expensive fillings, more tooth trauma, and more time in a dentists chair. While the up-front cost of a gold restoration is greater, the lifetime costs are far less. The investment in gold and porcelain restoration means fewer dental procedures for replacements, repair, or more drastic procedures. This not only saves money in the long run, it typically saves your teeth, avoiding the pain and inconvenience of future problems such as root canals, extractions and dentures. Gold and porcelain restorations mean less future re-drilling of your teeth, less time in a dentists chair, less ongoing expense, less pain, healthier teeth and a happier you throughout your lifetime.
2What bio-compatible materials are best for my whole-body health?
Gold and Porcelain are Bio-Compatible. Dr. Farnum has researched and evaluated currently available dental materials to find the top performers. Aren’t we lucky that gold and porcelain, the two best materials for dental repair, are also highly bio-compatible? Few individuals have sensitivities to the high quality gold/platinum alloy or true porcelain material that Dr. Farnum uses. He uses a specially formulated 90% gold 10% platinum alloy. The resulting alloy is essentially inert, minimizing re-activity while maximizing performance. Dr. Farnum also uses True Porcelain which is colored glass made from pure sand or silicon. This too is considered biologically non-reactive or inert. For those patients who prefer composite materials, Dr. Farnum recommends Diamond Crown. For individuals with sensitivities, Dr. Farnum is willing to work with you and your doctor, or recommend a doctor, to help determine the material that is right for you.
3What is the number one reason that I should choose Dr. Farnum as my dentist?
Dr. Farnum is a master at gold and porcelain restoration which are the best performing materials for dental restoration. Few dentists offer gold and porcelain restoration using the high quality materials and the high level of workmanship that Dr. Farnum delivers. An investment in gold and porcelain restoration is an investment in your teeth and your health.
4Why Gold and True Porcelain for restoration?
Gold is mother nature’s gift to dentistry. Gold is the best material to use for dental restoration (fillings and crowns). When properly fitted and placed, gold will provide more years of service and defend against recurring cavities better than any other dental material. The next best material is true porcelain which can be colored to match the tooth. Many people prefer porcelain for cosmetic reasons, it looks prettier. Porcelain is considered second best to gold because, being glass, it is subject to breakage. Your teeth will be healthier and last longer with properly fitted gold and porcelain restorations.