What karat is dental gold?

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Chanel Raynor asked a question: What karat is dental gold?
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Date created: Wed, Jun 16, 2021 8:07 AM
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Gold crowns, fillings and bridgework are usually made of 16-karat gold, an alloy that contains other metals such as silver, zinc and copper. That made gold dental work soft enough to shape but hard enough to form a biting surface.

Typically, dental gold consists of anywhere from 10 to 22 karats of gold. If the crown or bridge contains a higher karat of gold, it's usually within a high noble alloy consisting of other precious metals that help protect the piece from damage and warping.

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