Cells and Materials


The aerospace, energy, and chemical industries have benefitted from favorable applications of titanium and titanium alloys since the 1950's. Only about 15 years ago, researchers began investigating titanium as a material with the potential for various uses in the dental field, mainly because of its proven biocompatibility and other attractive properties. The present review examines updated information on the use of titanium in a major area of dentistry. Titanium-based alloys used for casting, casting equipment and procedures, casting investment materials, and porcelain veneering are discussed. Information about advances made in techniques other than casting, which could widen the applications of this metal to dentistry, is also included.

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