Do you handle dental extractions?
Yes, then you have removed at least a few PFM crowns. If you are not collecting these crowns, you should be. Many of the dentists that we have spoken with have been throwing PFM crowns away unaware how valuable these crowns can be. Even more, they aren’t sure which PFM crowns to collect.
I’m here to help you determine which PFM crowns to collect.
PFM or “whitish” crowns, as they are commonly called, can contain precious metals such as gold, palladium and/or platinum. These metals are very valuable. Sometimes – like in the image below – you are able to see this metal once you extract the tooth. This makes it easy for you to determine whether to collect.
However, there are some PFM crowns that do not contain precious metals. They can be harder to differentiate without sending them in to the refinery. These PFM crowns (without precious metals) just contain the tooth with the porcelain overlay. However it’s important to let you know that if you’re unsure it’s always best to throw in everything.
Again I want to emphasize that you shouldn’t be throwing away these crowns.
We’ve been working within this industry, for quite sometimes, and can help assist you if you have any questions about your PFM crowns. Contact us today at 877.308.2388. We are happy to help you.