Applications of laser welding in dentistry: A state-of-the-art review

Asma Perveen, Carlo Molardi, Carlo Fornaini

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Abstract

The dental industry without lasers is inconceivable right now. This captivating technology has outlasted other possible alternative technologies applied in dentistry in the past due to its precision, accuracy, minimal invasive effect as well as faster operating time. Other alternatives such as soldering, resistance (spot) welding, plasma (torch) welding, and single pulse tungsten inert gas welding have their pros and cons; nevertheless, laser welding remains the most suitable option so far for dental application. This paper attempts to give an insight into the laser principle and types of lasers used for dental purposes, types of dental alloys used by the dentist, and effect of laser parameters on prosthesis/implants. It is apparent from the literature review that laser assisted dental welding will continue to grow and will become an unparalleled technology for dental arena.

Original languageEnglish
Article number209
JournalMicromachines
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2018

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Dentistry
Laser beam welding
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Dental alloys
Inert gas welding
Plasma torches
Resistance welding
Spot welding
Soldering
Tungsten
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Keywords

  • Dental alloys
  • Dentistry
  • Laser welding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Applications of laser welding in dentistry : A state-of-the-art review. / Perveen, Asma; Molardi, Carlo; Fornaini, Carlo.

In: Micromachines, Vol. 9, No. 5, 209, 01.05.2018.

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