Dental crowns do not last forever; they typically remain on your teeth anywhere from 5 to 15 years. When a crown falls out or gets removed by a dentist, you can't reuse it. However, you can sell your crown to a company that buys scrap metal if your dental fixture has a high gold content. Many crowns are made from gold alloys rather than pure gold, which means your crown may contain less than 25% gold.
Regardless of the gold percentage, you have the right to sell your crown to an interested buyer. Unfortunately, not everyone wants used dental crowns. If you are unable to sell your crown, you might be able to get cash for these other gold items instead:
- Appliance parts
- Antique tools
- Scrap metal
Interested in getting rid of any of the gold items above? There are a few things you should do before you sell your gold so you can ensure the process goes smoothly.
Start by carefully cleaning your gold items with a cleanser designed for metal pieces. A buyer may be hesitant to purchase gold that is sticky, smudged, or stained. Use a soft cloth designed for jewelry when you clean your gold and make sure you wipe it down gently. Forceful scrubbing may result in scratches.
Examine your pieces for damage to figure out if you should sell your gold pieces as-is or offer them as scrap metal. Dents, scratches, and broken parts may affect the value of a piece. The effect damage has on the price of gold depends on the age of each piece, as well as whether there is a high demand for your item.
If possible, weigh your gold before you sell it. This gives you an idea of how much you might earn for your gold. Gold buyers typically pay by ounce or pound depending on how much gold you have available. It's okay if you only have a couple ounces of gold because many buyers do not have a minimum weight requirement for sellers.
Not sure where to unload your unwanted gold? "We buy gold," and other gold offers can be seen in money service windows all around the country. Schedule a consultation with a gold expert at a reputable company like IN Gold Corp to learn more about how you can sell your gold for cash before you commit to an offer.