Fusing of dental ceramics to titanium.

@article{Knnen2001FusingOD,
  title={Fusing of dental ceramics to titanium.},
  author={Mauno H. K{\"o}n{\"o}nen and Jorma K. Kivilahti},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={2001},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={848-54}
}
Titanium is known as a useful biometal because of its good biocompatibility and mechanical performance. However, titanium is chemically an exceptional metal, reacting strongly with gaseous elements like oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen and also dissolving them extensively. This high reactivity causes problems, for example, when dental ceramics are fused to titanium. Commercial ceramic-titanium systems are increasingly used in prosthetic dentistry, but little is known about the microstructure and… CONTINUE READING

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