Titanium Advantages 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 duringmastication.Titanium is easy to process in the dental laboratory.