Gold teeth come in two forms: gold dental crowns and removable gold teeth. A dentist fits the gold dental crowns, and the main reason he uses gold is because it is a very workable metal that makes a perfect crown fit.
The market in dental gold hasn’t reached bonanza heights, but people squeezed by the recession are making a few extra bucks by selling old gold caps, bridgework and other bits of what is known in the trade as “dental scrap.” Depending on weight and other factors, a gold tooth can go for $50.
Dentists have used gold for filling cavities (before mercury amalgam became available), for crowns, and for other purposes. Gold is malleable, nearly immune to corrosion, and hard enough to form a biting surface that can be used for years. Gold had been used before silver was available and continued to be used for specialized purposes. After 1980, gold inlays, and gold foil work became rare in the United States.
Teeth implants are permanent false teeth that are “rooted” in or on your jaw. They function just like real teeth. Many people prefer them to dentures. Gold teeth implants work much like conventional implants, but they are largely a vanity item. If you are considering having gold teeth implants, make sure that you understand all the care issues and ramifications of having this surgery.
Custom gold teeth were considered to be the standard for replacing missing teeth. Gold is a hard substance and will not wear down. Many people today have gold teeth as replacement teeth for those that they lost. In order for someone to get custom gold teeth that are fitted into his or her mouth, they must go to a dentist that will make an impression of their mouth so that they can be fitted with custom gold teeth.
As gold teeth are removable, they can be worn on weekends to be removed on Monday when going for work. You could also design different caps and wear them according to your wardrobe. However, it is not recommended to eat or sleep with the gold teeth since they are a piece of jewelry they have to be put on and off like other jewelry.