• Titanium is one of the most bio-compatible metals available (proven for implants)
• 10 micron knife edge margin right off the machine
• No more metal casting problems - i.e. short margin, rocking, distortion, soldering, etc.
• Ideal CAD/CAM substitute for base metal & noble metal
• Single crowns to 16-unit bridges
• ADA placed Titanium between High-noble and Noble alloys in the revised classification because of its excellent biocompatibility
• Major insurance companies cover Titanium prosthetics at higher allowance than even noble metal
Perfect Replacement for Noble or High-noble Metal
With gold price ever-increasing, Titanium can be a perfect replacement for noble or even hi-noble metal. The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs has recently classified titanium between noble and high-noble alloys. Because of this new classification, dentists may now charge insurance companies between noble and high-noble rates using ADA Code D2794.
How B&D Dental Overcomes Past Titanium Difficulties
The two problems that have limited Titanium usage for crown and bridge frameworks are casting issues and porcelain effectiveness.
B&D Dental’s robust ORIGIN milling unit provides the platform for creating precision milled titanium frameworks. Thereby eliminating the need for special casting units that attempt to reduce the likely-hood of over-heating the titanium during the casting process.
In addition, Triceram porcelain from B&D Dental creates a life-like aesthetic while requiring a firing temperature of less than 800º C. This is vitally important as Ceramic firing cannot exceed 800º C due to intensive chemical reactions which occur on titanium when this temperature is exceeded.
The ORIGIN milled precision titanium copings coupled with the vitality of Triceram porcelain and its unique characteristics for bonding provide the ultimate solution for strong, esthetic, and bio-compatible titanium substructures.
Titanium Advantage at a Glance
Titanium is low cost and price stable
Titanium is significantly less expensive than gold. Historically, titanium has not been subjected to the fluctuations in the highly volatile alloy market
Titanium is highly profitable
The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs has recently classified titanium between noble and high-noble alloys. Because of this new classification, dentists may now charge insurance companies between noble and high-noble rates using ADA Code D2794.
Titanium is the most bio-compatible metal available
Titanium does not release ions and does not trigger allergic reactions in the body. It has proven to be very effective in human medicine and dentistry.
Titanium is x-ray radiolucent
Titanium is X-Ray radiolucent allowing dentists to clearly see underneath the cemented crown without removing it in order to diagnose problems.
Titanium has low thermal conductivity
The patient can enjoy hot or cold food without experiencing dental pain. Titanium has a thermal conductivity of 15 times lower than gold, causing the patient to feel lower sensitivity to hot or cold.
Titanium is light
This proves more comfortable for the patient. Gold is four times heavier, which is noticeable in large bridge framework.
Titanium has a high strength, without being too hard or too soft
Titanium can withstand the tremendous forces generated during mastication.Titanium is easy to process in the dental laboratory.