Use of low fusing alloy in dentistry.

A. G. Wee, R. L. Schneider, S. A. Aquilino

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Abstract

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Low fusing alloy has been used in dentistry for remount procedures in both fixed and removable prosthodontics, in implant prosthodontics for the fabrication of solid implant casts, in maxillofacial prosthetics as oral radiation shields, and in dental research for its unique properties. Previously, the use of low fusing alloy was thought to offer a high degree of dimensional accuracy. However, multiple in vitro studies have shown that its presumed dimensional accuracy may be questionable. PURPOSE: This article reviews the physical properties, metallurgical considerations of low fusing alloy, its applications in dentistry, and a safe, simple method of using low fusing alloy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)540-545
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume80
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes

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