"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children." Native American proverb
January 2, 2012
Silver or gold teeth????
How about green teeth?
When a dentist extracts a crown, inlay or bridge, most patients never ask, "What do you do with these?" So the dentist reaps the bounty--if there is any. I never knew teeth could be "recycled."
My dentist knows I'm green (NOT with green teeth) and told me he'd give my old crown back to me with a mailing envelope to a company that pays folks for any silver, gold, platinum or palladium that's present after they separate out any precious metals.
Whoopee, I thought, as I mailed back the crown with a small bit of shiny material inside it to Garfield Refining. Three days later, I got a check for the palladium that was present. Unfortunately there couldn't have been much. The check was for $8.90.
But as the saying goes, that's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. I think I'll treat myself to a cup of coffee with my earnings.
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