Millions of American, particularly older ones, have gold dental crowns. While you might not consider these caps valuable, depending on the karat used and the makeup of the particular alloy, you could potentially be sitting on a small fortune. This is especially true if you’ve had one or multiple crowns replaced over the years. Assuming you’ve kept them and know where they are, it never hurts to bring them in and have them evaluated.
Why do dentists use gold?
Considering how valuable gold is, why would a dentist want to put it in your mouth in the first place? Won’t it just corrode or lose value over time? Surprisingly, the answer is no. WebMD says that gold is one of the most durable types of alloys used in dental fillings. In fact, if properly taken care of, gold crowns can last for between 10 and 15 years. In addition, the bacteria and food particles in your saliva do not cause gold to break down, rust or deteriorate like other materials.
Is gold that’s been in my mouth still valuable?
Absolutely! Gold as an alloy has inherent value. Just because it’s been in your mouth doesn’t mean that worth is erased. At Hawaii Gold Buyers Exchange, we’re not afraid of your unique bacterial makeup or exposure to metals that have been attached to your teeth. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about, either. Gold is gold and we’ll be happy to evaluate your fillings to see whether or not they’re worth anything.
Stop in and see us today during our normal business hours or request a private appointment. Call 808-689-0099 to get started. We look forward to serving you, and with any luck, we’ll be able to award you some serious cha-ching for your bling!