Disadvantages of Cast Gold Fillings
- You must visit the dentist at least twice to receive a gold filling. At the first visit, the dentist makes an impression of your tooth and a temporary filling is placed. The gold filling is made from the impression and is placed at a second visit.
- The cost is high because of the high cost of gold and the work involved.
- If gold and amalgam fillings are right next to each other in your mouth, an electric current can result from interactions between the metals and your saliva, resulting in discomfort. This is called "galvanic shock."