For years Gold was considered the benchmark of restorative dental materials. Recent advances in dental porcelains and consumer focus on aesthetic results have caused the demand for gold crowns to drop in favor of advanced composites and porcelain veneers and crowns.
The price of gold and other precious metals have escalated rapidly over the last couple of decades. As a result, cheaper alternatives for dental gold have been sought. Sometimes compounds that contained only 30% actual gold were accepted for use as dental gold. Beginning in the 1980s, palladium began to be used in alloys for dental gold inlays, bridges, and crowns. The palladium alloys generally contain gold (often only about 2%), as well as silver, zinc, copper, and sometimes iridium.
These other substitutes are still valuable. Gold isn’t the only precious metal that has seen a recent spike in value. Platinum, Palladium, and Silver are often found in crowns, bridges, PFMs, PFGs, inlays & onlays and can be worth a significant sum. Don’t dispose of your material. If it contains value, Cash for Dental Scrap will find it and make you an offer .
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