Title

Repairing an Implant Titanium Milled Framework using Laser Welding Technology: A Clinical Report

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

4-2009

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Source ISSN

1097-6841

Abstract

The application of laser welding technology allows titanium to be welded predictably and precisely to achieve accurate fit of a milled framework. Laser energy results in localized heat production, thereby reducing thermal expansion. Unlike soldering, laser energy can be directed to a small area, making it possible to laser weld close to acrylic resin or ceramic. This article describes the use of laser welding to repair an implant titanium milled fixed denture. A quick, cost-effective, accurate repair was accomplished, and the repaired framework possessed adequate strength and the same precise fit as the original framework.

Comments

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Vol. 101, No. 4 (April 2009): 221-225. DOI.

Soni Prasad was affiliated with the State University of New York at Buffalo at the time of publication.

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