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

Au% or karat:

From Most Durable to Least Durable in Material Strength

We currently offer the following five options for full metal units:

  • Full Metal Non-Precious
  • Full Metal Semi-Precious Noble (61%), 15 karat
  • High Noble Yellow Gold (41%), 10 karat
  • High Noble Rich Yellow Gold (88%), 21 karat
  • High Noble White Gold (60%), 14 karat
Constraints: Pontic None
Constraints: Span None
Indicated Use: Single unit molars
Primary Feature: Biocompatibility and strength

 

Full Metal Preparation Guidelines

Guideline Full Contour eMax
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

 

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