Porcelain Fused to Titanium
Due to the sky rocketing cost of Metal, doctors are requesting Porcelain Fused to Titanium (PFT) than ever before.
Here are seven reasons for using Titanium:
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 Nobel and high-noble alloys. Because of this new classification, dentists may now charge insurance companies between noble and high Nobel rates using ADA Code D2794.
Titanium is bio-compatible:
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 thermal sensitivity. Titanium has a 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.