Disadvantages of Gold Foil Fillings
- Gold foil restorations require great skill and attention to detail by the dentist. Improper placement of gold foil can damage the pulp or periodontal (gum) tissues.
- Gold foil costs more than amalgam and composite fillings.
- It may be difficult to find a dentist who offers gold foil as an option because it is being replaced by other materials that match the color of your teeth.