Titanium is proving to be an attractive option for dental materials, as it is both more economical than precious metals and has a low rate of allergic reactions. Its neutral taste makes patients feel more comfortable while also preventing pulp damage due to its lower thermal conductivity when compared with other alloys used in the field. Furthermore, titanium’s elasticity allows it to serve as an effective alternative metal-free material such as zirconia that unfortunately lacks inherent flexibility.
The 2CREATE metal 3D printer can process titanium without any problems. Only argon is used instead of nitrogen in the process chamber. The conversion from CoCr to titanium can thus be done in less than 20 min.
Titanium has a wide variety of dental applications, such as crowns to improve oral hygiene and implants for restoring functionality. Bridges can be constructed with titanium due to its high strength-to-weight ratio while model casting is made possible by its excellent corrosion resistance.
Titanium is a versatile material that can be utilized in multiple dental applications. These range from crowns and bridges, to model casting and implants – making it an ideal choice for restorative dentistry.
A comprehensive analysis of how titanium’s unique material properties influence the fabrication process of dental prostheses. Studying this thoroughly could unlock new possibilities in creating more efficient and effective apparatuses for patient comfort.
It is noteworthy that the yield limit of titan is significantly higher than that of CoCr alloys. As a result, retention losses on brackets are less likely. The retention forces are half as large as CoCr with the same dimensions for titan brackets. However, the modulus of elasticity of titan is significantly lower. This has a slightly negative effect on the stiffness of the framework. This must be taken into account in the design of the prostheses.