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Old 08-07-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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My mother has joked in the past that we should take out her gold from her mouth before she goes six feet under. Has anybody ever had this done to their loved one? do you need something in writing to have it done? who does it?
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I can not imagine needing a few bucks so bad that I would mutilate my mothers corpse but I shouldn't think you would have any trouble and guess it becomes part of her estate. Does she mention in her will who gets them?
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I can not imagine needing a few bucks so bad that I would mutilate my mothers corpse but I shouldn't think you would have any trouble and guess it becomes part of her estate. Does she mention in her will who gets them?
my mother has only joked about it. none of us is serious about actually doing it. no, it's not in her will as far as I know.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:03 PM
 
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It was discussed years back on radio and the reason for not doing it ( a mortician stated) was that the cost would be more than the gold was worth.

He stated a gold tooth is worth very little on the gold market.

True?

I don't know.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Depends on how old they are and what the gold is. They could be worth several hundred.
If you don't ask for it, the mortician may remove it and keep it for himself.
When my sister and I divied up my parents things after my mom died, I ended up with a set of false teeth set in gold that were my father's. I took them to one of those places that buy gold and got $500 for them. They used to use 18K gold for dentures.
Why bury it? Use the money to buy something to remember them by.
Gold prices have increased dramatically as the economy has gone down. It's currently selling for $950 an ounce, more or less.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Ug.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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I personally have been involved with this practice and agree. They extract them as a bonus unless you properly attend to your loved ones affairs, unless of course you loved one wants to be buried with the gold and who would verify that.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:52 PM
 
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My qestion is why would you even ask if its a joke.Sick IMO;like trying to sell her organs to the highest bidder.There are countries that there is evidence that they remove prisoners oragns and even kill prisoners for their organs to sell to the western countries.
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:08 PM
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My mother has joked in the past that we should take out her gold from her mouth before she goes six feet under. Has anybody ever had this done to their loved one? do you need something in writing to have it done? who does it?
Might as well knock em out before she goes.
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Both my parents were cremated, at their request, and their ashes scattered, so whether they were buried with their teeth or not is irrelevant. They both thought that funerals were a waste of money and visiting cemeteries a waste of time. Both had great wakes, however.
I guess it depends on how you were raised.
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