A Comprehensive Guide to Dandy's Full Metal Restorations

A tried-and-true material known for being one of the most biocompatible materials in the world and arguably the best restorative material. Due to their aesthetics, gold crowns are most suitable for posterior molars.

Dandy's Full Metal (alloy) Offerings

Characteristic Full Metal
Strength

A higher percentage results in a more gold-like appearance for the crown, while a lower alloy percentage diminishes this gold appearance.

1,100 MPa Compressive Strength: 3,000 MPa

Construction Cast, milled, or 3D-printed selective laser melting (SLM)
Material shades

Gold, Monochromatic

Material Composition:

We currently offer the following options for full metal units:

  • High-Noble Rich Yellow (Precious)
    • Au 58%, 14 karat
  • Noble Yellow (Semi-Precious)
    • Au 40%, 10 karat
  • Noble White (Semi-Precious)
    • Pd 24.97% Ag 70%
  • Non-Precious
Constraints: Pontic None
Constraints: Span None
Indicated Use: Single unit molars
Primary Feature: Biocompatibility and strength

 

Full Metal Preparation Guidelines

Guideline  
Margin type Shoulder or Chamfer
Occlusal Clearance 2.0 mm
Axial Wall Reduction 1.5 mm
Margin Thickness 1.0 mm
Material Thickness .5 mm

 

Product Images

  • High-Noble Rich Yellow (Precious)
    • Right image - after a quick polish

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  • Noble Yellow (Semi-Precious)
    • Right image - after a quick polish

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  • Noble White (Semi-Precious)
    • Right image - after a quick polish

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  • Non-Precious (Base)

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American Dental Associates (ADA) Codes

Below are the ADA codes you can use for billing and insurance purposes.

  • D2790: Crown: full-cast high-noble metal; Pontic: full- cast high-noble metal
  • D2791: Crown: full-cast, predominantly base metal 
  • D2792: Crown: full-cast noble metal

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