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Advantages of Titanium

 

Absolute Bio-Compatibility - Titanium is an element, a ‘pure’ metal with excellent corrosion resistance. This resistance is because of the high affinity of titanium for oxygen, which leads to the formation of a thin oxide layer even at room temperature. This oxide film is the reason for titanium’s high bio-compatibility.  Titanium is used in many implants such as hips, bone screws and heart valves.  The bio-compatibility of titanium products results in a massive reduction in stress to the human immune system.  This is further enhanced by titanium’s remarkable non-allergenic qualities.

Titanium will Osseo-integrate - This is the metal's remarkable quality to ossify, or become one with with human bone over time, making it perfectly suited to implant work.

Light but Strong - Titanium is not just a strong metal, but at 4.5 g/cm3 it is more than four-times lighter that gold alloys. This greatly benefits the patient as they experience a substantially lighter appliance. This is a distinct advantage with implant supra-structures.

Titanium allows Uniform Treatment - across a wide variety of cases. It is used successfully in post/cores, inlays, implants, implant supra-constructions, and removable partial dentures. The combination of the titanium implant and the titanium supra-construction allows maximum biological tolerability. As the patient can be treated with a single metal, the chemico-physical reactions that take place in the mouth can be avoided.

Dimensional Accuracy and Absence of Stresses - Extremely low metal contraction results in a precision fit for every case.

Low Surface Hardness - Vickers value 210 n/mm2 which is similar to gold alloys. This allows any required adjustments to be completed using hard metal burs.

Low Thermal Conductivity - Only 22 wm-1 k-1 that is 13.5 times lower than gold and 3.2 times lower than CrCo alloys.  Low thermal conductivity prevents irritation of the pulp such as occurs with other metals.  The patient can eat hot and cold food without the problems of temperature shock.

Modulus of Elasticity - At 100 kn/mm2 it is possible to design partial denture clasp placement so that a deeper undercut is engaged resulting in a more aesthetic restoration. 

X-Ray Translucency - Titanium can be X-rayed without difficulty and aids the dentist in the diagnosis of secondary caries without removing fixed prosthesis.

Neutral Taste - Food and drink is not influenced by a metallic taste.

 

 

 
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The Advantages Of Titanium Castings

 

We have enjoyed considerable success with the casting of titanium for use as the framework for removable partial dentures, and also in crown, bridge and implant work.

The metal is a superior dental solution for the following reasons:

 

  • A titanium casting is totally bio-compatible
  • Titanium castings are over 35% lighter than chrome castings
  • Extremely low metal contraction results in a precision fit
  • The physical properties of titanium enable clasp placement in a deeper undercut resulting in a more aesthetic restoration
  • Titanium castings have very low thermal conductivity. Hot and cold food can be enjoyed without worrying about the discomfort of temperature shock
  • Food and drink is unaffected by a ‘metallic taste’ due to titanium’s remarkable physical neutrality

 

 

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