Should I give the dental extractions back to the patient?
I have worked in this industry, for quite some time, and in my conversations with Dentists and Oral Surgeons, I advise against giving the extracted dental crowns back to the patients – unless they request.
These dental crowns, whether gold/silver crowns or porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns, should not be handed over the patient because a pawn broker:
1). Will not give them anything for the PFM crowns
2). Will give them very little on the gold or silver crowns
Simple, it isn’t worth their time to take them back. However, I understand if a patient requests them back. I’ve had dentists and oral surgeons actually collect the dental extractions; send them to refinery, and give the return back to the patient. In my opinion, this is a better option, only if a patient asks for the crowns back.