If longevity is your goal, nothing lasts longer than gold. At Ideal Dentistry we do recommend gold restorations for certain teeth in certain situations. The fit is superior to all other restorations and gold wears at a similar rate to tooth structure.
Also, gold is one of the most conservative restorations available. Properly designed gold restorations are beautiful and hardly visible.
Designing minimally invasive gold restorations is an art that is not taught in most dental schools any longer. Dr. Hahn went to USC School of Dentistry in Los Angeles where gold still is the premium standard of care. For the last 2 years of his dental education Dr. Hahn was selected by his instructors to help teach the gold course to other students.