Dental casting of titanium and titanium alloys

Toru Okabe, Ikuya Watanabe, Osamu Okuno, Yukyo Takada

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The dental profession has become increasingly concerned with problems related to biocompatibility and the corrosion behavior of intraoral materials. Because of the well-documented safety of titanium for biomedical uses, interest in applying titanium and its alloys to dental applications has recently grown. A tremendous amount of international effort has been directed toward the development of a titanium casting system that would successfully produce dental prostheses using the lost-wax technique (used for many years in dentistry). By adapting applicable technologies from the titanium casting industry, the evolution of casting machines and investment materials specifically made for dental casting has greatly advanced during the last 20 years. It appears the dental titanium casting has now almost reached the stage where its practical applications should seriously be assessed, although some problems have not been completely solved. In this article, a brief review is given of the present status of dental titanium casting, including some recently acquired experimental results obtained in the authors' laboratories.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 TMS Annual Meeting - San Antonio, TX, USA
Duration: 1998 Feb 161998 Feb 19


ConferenceProceedings of the 1998 TMS Annual Meeting
CitySan Antonio, TX, USA


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