how much does a gold or silver tooth cost? not a cap or grill but an actual replacement tooth

A solid silver tooth costs roughly five bucks and a solid gold tooth is around $544 (materials only). However, the cost of gold or silver may actually be negligible in the overall cost of a tooth transplant.

Depending on the specifics of the transplant (extraction, bone graft, tissue graft, etc.), a standard replacement tooth procedure could cost $1,000-$10,000.

The price for materials only is based on the following figures:

The average bicuspid has a volume of roughly .5 cubic centimeters. Bicuspids are also called premolars. They are the teeth that sit between front teeth (incisors and canines) and back teeth (molars). There are two per side, top and bottom for 8 total in the human mouth.

24kt. gold sells for $1,600 per oz. Half a cubic centimeter of gold weighs .34oz. .999 pure silver sells for $27.50 per oz. Half a cubic centimeter of silver weighs .185oz.

A set of fake veneer decorative teeth is colloquially known as a “grill.” Olympian Ryan Lochte wore a diamond encrusted grill on the podium when he won gold in the 2012 London Olympic Games. His grill was valued at $25,000.

Updated on Thursday, August 02 2012 at 05:45PM EDT
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