Companies that are involved in dental scrap refining use different methods of extraction in order to separate the precious metals from the actual tooth in dental scraps. Some of these methods include fire assay and gravimetric precipitation, both are effective in getting to the precious metal of dental crown.
Not only can you sell dental crowns, you can also sell other dental scraps that contain highly valuable metals.
- Crowns – Dental crowns can contain platinum, palladium, silver, copper or tin. The percentage of the metals in the crown determines its selling price. The denser or the higher amount of metals, the more money you can get from it. Full gold crowns are among the most expensive dental scrap out there.
- Bridges – These are similar to implants or partial dentures, which are used to replace a missing tooth or several teeth. Bridges are used to cement together the gaps caused by missing tooth. They often contain gold and silver alloys.
- Fillings – These are used to treat conditions such as tooth decay and broken teeth. Fillings often use precious-metal materials, including gold and silver alloys.