Turning dental gold into cash

April 24, 2008 5:00:50 AM PDT
Thar's gold in them thar ... choppers.

Lots of people are turning their old dental gold into cash.

Fillings, bridgework and dental caps can bring big bucks with the price of gold roaring.

Massachusetts coin dealer Scott Taber says he used to see a few customers a month selling gold teeth but now gets that many each week.

He says a gold crown will bring about 50 bucks.

Taber adds people may not want to sell grandma's wedding ring, but says there's no sentimental value in teeth.