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Dental Gold

Dental Gold Pieces

Learning about Gold Teeth

If you are wondering: What is dental gold, here is an explanation for you.

Gold wire has been used in dentistry since ancient times. Because gold is malleable, nearly immune to corrosion, and closely mimics the hardness of natural teeth; it is perfect for dentistry, causing no harm to natural teeth. Gold continues to be used in modern times and the use of gold in dentistry today makes up <5% of the world's gold use.

Gold is the primary metal for dental work because the mouth’s inability to break down the precious metal and its durability to survive in such an environment. Given the constant use and pressure exerted by the jaw, pure 24kt gold cannot be used for dental work. Pure gold is far too soft and would not be able to stand up to the test of constant chewing and would eventually become severely deformed and require untimely replacement.

During the 20th century, precious metals were used by dentists to accomplish many dental repairs. Gold was the most commonly used of the these metals, but in cases where white metals were preferred, Platinum and Palladium were very common.

Dental yellow gold is mainly comprised gold alloy, averaging 16kt. The alloy can include palladium, copper, silver, or tin. Together, these materials make for an incredibly durable metal for all dental uses.

Upon removal from the mouth, this dental material can be sold for its precious metal value. Any quantity will have value, but of course, the more you have, the more money it will garner.

Why Sell to Rancho Gold & Jewelry?

At Rancho Gold & Jewelry we will accept any amount of dental gold. Our highly experienced staff will quickly test and evaluate your dental gold.

Rancho Gold & Jewelry's staff has the experience and equipment to determine the value of any precious metal dental material.

Visit us or call us at 702-626-0000 today and we would happy to answer any questions.