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How much is your dental gold really worth?

To give you an idea about the value of scrap dental restorations, let’s take the case of a dental crown. An average full “gold” crown might weigh between two to three grams. For our calculation we will assume a spot gold price of $1000 per ounce. If the crown’s alloy is 10 karat (40% gold), its value might be as much as $40.

How much gold is in a dental crown?

On average, the typical yellow-colored gold dental crown is around 16 karat (67% gold). Besides gold, this type of alloy may also contain amounts of palladium, platinum and silver. Dentists sometimes use silver-colored alloys, “White gold” dental alloys, to make restorations. So even silver-colored alloys may contain gold and other precious metals.

How much does a gold tooth crown cost?

Researchers recommend using metal alloys that resist corrosion. Gold is very resistant to corrosion. Without insurance, it may cost $2,500 per gold crown and anywhere between $800 and $1,500 per crown in general. With insurance, about 50 percent of the cost of the entire procedure may be covered.

How much does a gold crown cost?

Gold crowns can range in cost from $800 to $1,400 per tooth, depending on the area of your mouth. Most times, the high price is more dependent upon the laboratory than the dentist’s labor. Without insurance, an all-gold crown may cost up to $2,500.

How much is a crown worth?

The value of your crown will largely be dependant on how much precious metal is contained in it. On average, we’ve seen gold crowns valued anywhere from $0-$100.

Why is it so hard to determine the value of gold crowns?

It’s hard to determine the actual value of gold crowns because they vary so much in composition.

What metals are used in dental crowns?

Unbeknown to some is that dental crowns often contain precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Are these crowns actually valuable?

Do dentists have to return crowns?

Though it may seem like an odd request to some, dentists are obligated to return your crowns should they ever be extracted. These seemingly worthless items can often contain great value.

Do gold crowns have to be refined?

Remember that the gold crown you send is rarely pure and will have to be refined. Most all precious metal refiners will have a refining fee to cover the cost of extracting the precious metals.

Can you scrap dental crowns?

We accept dental crowns and scrap “as is,” so don’t worry about cleaning your material before it gets here.

Do refiners buy crowns?

Precious metals prices have risen sharply in recent years, so there’s been an upswing in refiners who buy dental crowns directly from the public.

What types of Dental work do you buy?

The Gold Center is interested in the following types of dental work which may contain precious metals:

What are the different types of dental alloys?

Dental alloys can be divided into 3 categories based on their level of precious metal content. They are: Precious (high noble), Semi-precious (noble) and Non-precious (non-noble). Dentistry commonly uses Gold in its dental alloys with a karat value ranging anywhere from around 10 to 22.

How much gold is in a dental crown?

On average, the typical yellow-colored gold dental crown is around 16 karat (67% gold). Besides gold, this type of alloy may also contain amounts of palladium, platinum and silver.

What is precious metal?

By definition, the term “precious” means that the alloy is composed of over 60% high-noble metal (gold, platinum, and/or palladium) of which at least 40% is gold. This type of alloy is frequently used to make dental crowns and dental bridges, or the metal substructure underneath the porcelain surfaced ones.

How much does a gold crown weigh?

An average full “gold” crown might weigh between two to three grams. For our calculation we will assume a spot gold price of $1000 per ounce. If the crown’s alloy is 10 karat (40% gold), its value might be as much as $40. If the crown’s gold alloy is 22 karat (92%), its value could be as much as $92. Keep in mind, you’re selling scrap metal.

Can you tell if a dental work is precious metal?

It’s rare for a dental patient to know the precise precious metal composition of the alloy used to create their dental work. One way to look this information up would be to check your associated paperwork (such as dental work receipt or insurance form). Even those are unlikely to reveal the exact composition of the precious metal alloy used.

Can you keep gold foil fillings?

You should keep the extracted teeth that have any of the above items still attached, or gold foil dental fillings. Don’t worry about removing any cement, porcelain or tooth parts from the dental work. Doing so may be hazardous, unpleasant and difficult. The Gold Center is prepared to handle materials in this condition.