Though there may be many advancements in dentistry, we have found that very few actually are for the better… ultimately. One thing we now have experience with is an advance in the custom manufacturing of gold crowns. We believe there’s no better dental material for restorations than gold with regard to fit, finish and longevity. For thousands of years, humans have been perfecting the lost wax technique for casting metals. Recently our local lab has been offering something new. 3D printed waxups for gold crowns. Though the ultimate material is the same, the fit and finish of the crowns is significantly improved. This means less chair time, and better comfort for the patients. Don’t forget to ask us about our experiences with these!