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[Removable partial dentures applied by electric welding and soldering methods].

  • Nakamura, S
  • Nokubi, T
  • Ono, T
  • Ikebe, K
  • Okuno, Y
  • Taga, Y
Published Article
[Osaka Daigaku shigaku zasshi] The journal of Osaka University Dental Society
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1990
PMID: 1983722


The joining procedure for uniting metal structures is very important in the dental clinic, and various kinds of metal joining methods have been performed for clinical application. The conventional torch soldering method using a blow torch has been generally adopted. However, it has several clinical problems, especially in the construction of removable partial dentures. The base metal wires made of a chromium-cobalt alloy are subject to changes in their mechanical properties caused by heating, when wrought wire clasps are joined to rests or frameworks. In addition to the flexibility of wrought wire clasps, damage to acrylic resin denture bases and acrylic resin teeth occurs in the repair of removable partial dentures. In this paper, the electric resistance welding and soldering methods were applied to attach wrought wire components to a removable partial denture framework to resolve the problems of the torch soldering method. As a result, it is suggested that these electric resistance welding and soldering methods have the following advantages, as compared with the conventional torch soldering method. 1. When using this electric resistance welding method, it is possible to fix metals temporarily to each other more securely and strongly than the conventional temporary fixation methods using sticky wax or acrylic resin. 2. The electric resistance soldering method does not require any heat insulation or a partition as the torch soldering method does, because the soldered area is only heated partially. 3. In the case of soldering electrically wrought wire clasps to metal structures such as rests and connectors, there is no fear of of overheating a wide area of wires.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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