It is often difficult to ascertain whether your Dental Scrap contains value simply by visual inspection. In many cases ‘silver-colored’ Dental Scrap contains trace quantities of Platinum, Palladium and even Silver. CASH FOR DENTAL SCRAP pays you for the Total Value of all these metals. If you’re unsure of what you have, just send it in and let our experts make the determination. Below is a list of the most common types of Dental Scrap we buy along with some helpful information on the elements often found in the material:
CROWNS: Full Gold Crowns (FGCs) consist entirely of a single piece of alloy. Although referred to as a gold crown, this type of crown is actually composed of many different types of elements, including but not limited to gold, platinum, palladium, silver, copper and tin. The first three elements listed are noble metals, while the last three listed are base metals. Full gold crowns are of better quality when they are high in noble content. According to the American Dental Association, full gold crown alloys can only be labeled as high noble when they contain at least 75% noble metal.
BRIDGES: The materials used for a dental bridge include gold or Porcelain Fused Metal but can also include other alloys such as palladium or a base-metal alloy (nickel or chromium).
PFMs & PFGs: Porcelain-Fused-Metal (PFM) crowns consist of a metal coping that is made with the same lost-wax technique used for a full gold crown, that then is primed for an application of feldspathic porcelain. The alloy used for PFMs is of a different variety for those used for FGCs. Porcelain-Fused-Gold (PFG) crowns consist of a gold alloy used in place of the semi-precious material found in PFMs.
INLAYS & ONLAYS: There are two categories of Gold Fillings: Cast Gold Fillings (gold inlays and onlays) made with 14 or 18 kt gold, and Gold Foil made with pure 24 kt gold that is burnished layer by layer. Metals used in fillings include gold alloy, other alloys (for example, palladium) or a base-metal alloy (for example, nickel or chromium).
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