The present status of dental titanium casting

Toru Okabe, Chikahiro Ohkubo, Ikuya Watanabe, Osamu Okuno, Yukyo Takada

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Abstract

Experimentation in all aspects of titanium casting at universities and industries throughout the world for the last 20 years has made titanium and titanium-alloy casting nearly feasible for fabricating sound cast dental prostheses, including crowns, inlays, and partial and complete dentures. Titanium casting in dentistry has now almost reached the stage where it can seriously be considered as a new method to compete with dental casting using conventional noble and base-metal alloys. More than anything else, the strength of titanium's appeal lies in its excellent biocompatibility, coupled with its comparatively low price and abundant supply. Research efforts to overcome some problems associated with this method, including studies on the development of new titanium alloys suitable for dental use, will continue at many research sites internationally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalJOM
Volume50
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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