Welding of Prosthetic Alloys

Open access


This paper presents the techniques of joining metal denture elements, used in prosthetic dentistry: the traditional soldering technique with a gas burner and a new technique of welding with a laser beam; the aim of the study was to make a comparative assessment of the quality of the joints in view of the possibility of applying them in prosthetic structures. Fractographic examinations were conducted along with tensile strength and impact strength tests, and the quality of the joints was assessed compared to the solid metal. The experiments have shown that the metal elements used to make dentures, joined by the technique which employs a laser beam, have better strength properties than those achieved with a gas burner.

[1] N. Shigeto, T. Yanagihara, T. Hamada, E. Budtz-Jergensen, J Prosthet Dent 62, 512 (1989).

[2] A.B. Carr, R.B. Steward, J Prosthod 2, 2 (1993).

[3] E.M. De Torres, R.C. Rodrigues, G. de Mattos, R.F. Ribeiro, J Dent 35, 800 (2007).

[4] A-H. Shehab, M. Pappas, D.R. Burnes, H. Douglas, P.C. Moon, J Prosth Dent 93, 148 (2005).

[5] S.F. Rosenstiel, M.F. Land, J. Fujimoto, Współczesne protezy stałe, Lublin 2001.

[6] J. Brudvik, S. Lee, S.N. Croshaw, D.L. Reimers, Int J Prostho-dont 21, 285 (2008).

[7] T. Gordon, D.L. Smith, Quintessence Int 3, 63 (1972).

[8] R. Tiossi, R.C.S. Rodrigues, M. Chiarello de Mattos, R.F. Riberio, Int J Prosthodont 21, 121 (2008).

[9] G.E. Goll, J. Prosthet. Dent 66, 377 (1991).

[10] G.A. Zarb, A. Schmitt, J. Prosthet. Dent 64, 53 (1990).

[11] G.P. McGivney, A.B. Carr, Ruchome protezy częściowe w ujęciu McCrackena, Lublin 2002.

[12] M. Hajduga, B. Kalukin, Nowoczesny Technik Dentystyczny 1, 36 (2007).

Archives of Metallurgy and Materials

The Journal of Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science and Commitee on Metallurgy of Polish Academy of Sciences

Journal Information

IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 0.571
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.776

CiteScore 2016: 0.85

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.347
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.740


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 172 135 9
PDF Downloads 83 67 8