Since gold prices have been skyrocketing the demand to sell dental scrap with gold content has been exploding in popularity. Gold has long been a valued as a precious metal for use in dentistry. It is a strong piece of metal, strong that even those used during ancient times have survived even today. It is strong yet it could easily be formed. Using gold teeth in dental work is a wise idea as this metal does not discolor, stain, rust nor corrode easily. This precious metal preserve its luster in due course, and have no need of specific maintenance for it to glisten and look great. What more, it does not cause any allergic reaction, making it a popular commodity for tooth replacement.
Since the 1800’s gold tooth fittings have become widely popular. A tooth needs to be replaced or repaired as to look after the other parts of the teeth that have been exposed to injury and decay. One method to repair the teeth is through inlay fitting. This is a solid fitting that cements the tooth that has been specially prepared for it. Most inlay fittings are made of gold or tooth colored porcelain. A gold tooth replaces a conked out crown, and the golden tooth becomes cemented over the old tooth. In some countries and cultures, however, a golden tooth represents wealth and not necessarily because one does not know how top take care of ones’ teeth. A golden tooth usually has sixteen karat worth of gold in it. Some dentists recommend replacing one’s tooth with gold as it is secure and comfortable. Moreover, gold endures. Surveys of those who have gold tooth persists for about 20 or more years, while some even lasts for about 40 and more years. For some, replacing one’s tooth with gold is a cost effective choice. Today, dentists frequently use gold to fit in tooth. They now use other metals such as silver, zinc or copper.
However for some it could not just be replacing your tooth but it may also be dental scrap gold investing. Some people who have made the choice to have their golden tooth replaced with a porcelain one are now looking and digging in to their drawers and other hiding places, as they plan to sell their old gold tooth. After all, gold investing is no laughing matter, the value of gold increases through time. Like all gold, the golden tooth has raised its selling price.
Ever since gold price has been increasing more people thinks that those who fitted in gold made the right investment. If you are interested in some determining your dental gold value, specifically for your gold teeth, crowns or bridges, you may want to contact a coin dealer or a company that deals with scrap metal. Like other people who buy gold, they would want to check out the composition and weight of your golden tooth. According to certain dentists, crowns differ. Like a back tooth from a front one, a back tooth is larger than your front that is why it would have more gold in it. As more people are selling their golden tooth, they head to the dentists to recycle the dental work. Certainly, you do not want to throw away your golden teeth. [Attribution for gold tooth image goes to Frau Vogel]