How much are gold crowns worth?
Wondering how much are gold crowns worth or if they are worth any money at all?
Knowing the value of a gold crown tooth can be tricky, but this article will help you clarify your doubts.
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How much gold is in a dental crown?
A gold crown normally contains about one-tenth of an ounce of gold, or about 3 grams. Considering that the average gold crown uses 16 karat gold, the price of one gold crown with today’s market prices is around $116 (04/15/2021). You can check the live gold price and calculate the current value in our karat gold calculator.
The reality is that dental gold can go from 10 to 22 karat, and this gold is usually mixed with other precious metals that could raise the value of your gold crown. Learn more about dental gold value.
What is the real value of gold crowns?
Sadly, there is no easy way to know the real content of gold and other precious metals in your dental crowns. You can get an estimate of the price if you know the karat of the gold used, but generally, people don’t have this information.
The absolute best thing you can do is send your gold crowns to a specialized dental refiner, who will melt the precious metals and assay to know the real value.
Also, gold crowns are not the only dental scrap that is valuable! Bridges, fillings, porcelain fused to metal, silver-colored or white-gold, and other dental alloys can be refined, and you can get a profit for them. You can check the type of dental scrap to send to a refinery like Core Scientific here.