A dental crown’s value is based on how much it contains with respect to precious metals. This value is a function of its weight and the type of precious metal alloy used to make it. Determining the weight is straightforward. However, the type of alloy used adds variability to the outcome of its final value.
The reason for this is because some dental alloys contain gold and other precious metals (such as platinum, palladium and/or silver). But some may be formulated with no precious metal content.