Before you sell old dental crowns, you would want to know how much money it could get you. However, you need to realize that not all dental crowns are made the same. Here are factors that help a dental refinery determine the value of your dental crowns:

  • It depends on the purity or karat of the gold. Dental crowns that have only about 10 to 12 karats may not sell for much as compared to those that have higher purities ranging from 18 to 22 karats.
  • The type of metals used with gold in your dental crown also determines the price. Pure gold cannot be used alone in making dental crowns because it will be too soft. Other metals must be used. Noble metals like platinum and palladium cost higher than base metals like copper and tin.
  • The weight of the dental crown also matters. If you have a 2 or 3 gram gold dental crown, you might get a good amount of money for it because of the gold content it may have.