Precious metal use in dental use

The use of precious metals in the dental profession has been practiced for a very long time, nearly 4000 years. Gold, silver and a few other metals have been used in the dental industry. There are numerous benefits to using gold as a tooth restorer. It is corrosion-resistant and biocompatible (with little chance of reacting with the body). Want to know Precious metal use in dental use?

Gold alloys have proven themselves for ages. Gold in itself is soft, so it is mixed with other alloys to create a stronger alloy. Usually mixed with other precious metals or nickel or some other metals to provide strength but also retain the properties of gold. Gold alloys are soft enough to be molded into the shape of the teeth and strong enough not to chip or splinter open. 

Gold alloy crowns can be recycled and refineries melt the dental scrap. Refining dental scrap is easy to recycle. You put everything in the smelting machine, and the gold and the alloy separate from the impurities. Either the impurities separate and become slag on top of the bar or they burn off.

A new metal-free dentistry is emerging that uses porcelain veneers or crowns that bond to damaged teeth. It is made out of composite resin, It has the same color as the enamel, and isn’t temperature sensitive. The problem is that they are not that strong and are usually used for the front teeth.

At Instant Gold Refining we accept dental scrap and refine it as well. If you have any dental scrap or any other type of gold or silver scrap. Please contact us and our team will help you out. We have been refining gold and silver in Vancouver for almost 15 years.

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