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BIONIC CASTINGS


Metals and various casting processes are crucial to many important medical developments that have been perceived as miraculous—saving not just lives but also quality of life. A MODERN CASTING STAFF REPORT


Dental Appliances


The investment casting method is used often by orthodontists and orthodontal equipment


Cochlear Implants


For more than a quarter of a century, cochlear implants have helped


hearing-impaired children and adults gain the sense of hearing. The implant utilizes electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve to enable the patient to hear, and those electronics are placed in either a ceramic or cast titanium housing, although titanium has grown in preference due to the material’s leak tightness and impact strength.


manufacturers to produce appliances that are used to correct wrongly positioned teeth. The American Dental Association classifies dental casting alloys into three categories based on their noble metal content (noble alloys have low corrosion in oral applications). Gold is the most corrosion resistant noble metal.


Root Canal Posts


When root canals are required, dentists remove the nerve and blood vessel within a tooth root and replace it with a biocompatible filling material. Metal posts are used to strengthen the root. These posts may be machined and combined with a composite or cast as a single device for added strength.


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