Dental gold alloys

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What price you can get when selling your dental gold

Dental crowns made of gold are considered stable and durable. In addition, dental gold can be used to create a hardness similar to that of tooth enamel and therefore feels pleasant and natural when biting. However, since ceramic, titanium and high-tech plastics are now increasingly used as dental prostheses, many people still have old dental gold at home.

You can sell this dental gold, because the old gold tooth is worth cash! But how much actually?


Dental gold - alloy provides desired properties

Dental gold, also known as dental gold, is always a gold alloy. Pure gold would be too soft as a material for crowns, fillings or dentures. Dental gold is therefore never pure gold (24 carat), but always consists of gold alloyed with other precious metals. As a rule, silver, platinum, palladium, copper and zinc are used.

Dental gold is available from a wide variety of manufacturers with a wide variety of alloys. The refiners sell the gold as a material in the form of crown sheet or dental plate of 1 gram to dental laboratories, dental technicians and doctors. These dental gold alloys are known under trade names such as Degulor, Degudent or Herador.

Gold content of dental alloys using the example of Degulor

The gold content of the various dental gold alloys varies significantly. High-gold burn-on alloys consist of up to 90% gold, and classic universal and cast alloys also achieve a fineness that is usually higher than the common 585 jewelry alloy.

Degulor is one of the most common dental gold products in Austria and Germany. Due to the different admixtures, different properties and colors are achieved:

Alloy Gold (%) Silver (%) Platinum (%) Palladium (%) Copper (%) Zinc (%)
Degulor A 87,5 11,5 - 1,0 - -
Degulor B 75,7 15,0 1,4 3.3 4,1 0,4
Degulor S 79,3 12,3 0,3 1,6 5,5 1,0
Degulor M 70,0 13,5 4,4 2,0 4,1 1,2
Degulor M0 65,5 14,0 8,9 1,0 10,0 0,5

How is the alloy of dental gold determined in the purchase?

When customers bring old gold teeth, gold crowns, bridges or even dental gold with tooth remnants to us, unlike jewelry, of course, there is no stamp or hallmark imprinted in the pieces.

At Gold & Co, we therefore use X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) as a simple, precise and reliable testing method to determine the purity and composition of dental alloys. Our XRF spectrometer provides accurate percentages of all alloyed metals and also directly indicates the fineness or karativity of the gold alloy.

Dental gold: Current price per gram

What is the value of dental gold? Depending on the composition of the dental gold alloy, we pay the following prices per gram at Gold & Co in the purchase:

Current prices for dental gold alloys

Preise zuletzt aktualisiert am 19. April 2024, 11:53 Uhr

When you renew old dentures, some dentists also buy your patients' dental gold directly. However, since the dentist himself is only an intermediary for dental scrap, the purchase prices are lower than those of professional precious metal dealers such as Gold & Co.

You want to sell your old dental gold?

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