Dental Materials

  1. Casting alloys can be used to fabricate what 4 things?
    • inlays
    • onlays
    • crowns
    • bridges
  2. Properties of casting alloys is determined by what?
  3. Casting alloys are classified as precious or non-precious based on _______.
  4. Which type of metals resist tarnish and corrosion?
    noble metals (in precious alloys)
  5. precious alloys contain _______ metals.
  6. What are 3 noble metals used in dentistry?
    • gold
    • palladium
    • platinum
  7. Which type of metal has base metals that tarnish and corrode, and may be allergenic causing gingival inflammation?
    base metals (non-precious alloys)
  8. non-precious alloys contain ______ metals
  9. What are 5 base metals used in dentistry?
    • silver
    • copper
    • nickel
    • tin
    • zinc
  10. How is gold polished intraorally?
    with tin oxide
  11. Occlusal wear is often caused by what?
    opposing porcelain restorations
  12. Know conversions for gold:
    pure gold = _____; ____ = 1000 fine; 1000 fine = __________
    therefore: 500 fine = ____% = ___ karat
    • 100%
    • 100%
    • 24 karat
    • 50%
    • 12 karat
  13. ADA classifies dental casting alloys according to their noble metal content and divides them into 3 categories which are what?
    • high-noble alloys: contain 60% by weight noble alloys of which gold makes up 40%
    • noble alloys: don't require gold, but must contain atleast 25% noble metals by weight
    • base-metal alloys: don't require gold and require less than 25% by weight of noble metals
  14. Name 3 noble metals.
    • gold: Au
    • platinum: Pt
    • palladium: Pd
  15. What is the most corrosive resistant noble metal?
    gold (Au)
  16. What are each of the classifications of gold?
    • 24
    • 100
    • 1000
  17. What are 3 ways that dental gold casting alloys are classified?
    • hardness: resistance to penetration
    • malleability: ability to be shaped
    • ductility: ability to be elongated by stretching or pulling
  18. The more ductile the alloy, the more the margins can be ________.
  19. What are 3 reasons that Platinum is not used much in dentistry?
    • expense
    • high melting point
    • difficulty mixing with gold
  20. true or false. Platinum is used often in dentistry.
    FALSE. It is NOT used often in dentistry
  21. What are 3 reasons that Palladium is used widely in dentistry?
    • good corrosion resistance
    • increases hardness of the alloy
    • less expensive than gold: although prices have greatly increased because of shortages in the supply of palladium
  22. true or false. Palladium is widely used in dentistry.
  23. Silver is considered to be a precious metal, but is it considered noble as well? Why or why not?
    • NO
    • because of high tarnish and corrosion in the oral cavity
  24. What metal is added to base-metal dental casting alloys to reduce oxidation DURING CASTING?
    zinc (Zn)
  25. What metals are added to base-metal dental casting alloys to increase hardness?
    copper and silver
  26. Which metal used in base-metal alloys has the highest incidence of allergic responses?
    nickel (Ni)
  27. Why are is Iridium or Ruthenium added to gold-base alloys?
    to keep the crystals from growing too large
  28. What are 4 metals (or substructures) that are added to porcelain bonding alloys to form oxides on the metal to bond the porcelain?
    • indium
    • iron
    • gallium
    • tin
  29. Why are the substructures of porcelain bonding alloys heated at high temperature?
    to form oxides on the surface; which forms an oxide layer that the porcelain CHEMICALLY fuses to
  30. How thick is the 'coping' metal that is covered with layers of porcelain? And why must it be this thick?
    • 0.3-0.5 mm thick
    • to prevent distortion at high temperatures
  31. Why must the 'coping' layer of PFM crowns be convex with no sharp angles?
    sharp angles would create stress areas in the overlying porcelain
  32. to make room for a thin metal substructure and layers of porcelain that are at least _________ mm thick in areas under function, these crowns require what?
    • 1.5 mm
    • requires a greater reduction of the tooth than all-metal crowns
  33. true or false. noble metals are more biocompatible with oral tissues and corrode less than base materials.
    both are true
  34. _________ products are responsible for allergenic responses.
  35. What metal has the highest incidence of allergenicity?
  36. The ratio of allergy to nickel is women 10:1, why is this the case?
    it is thought that it is related to a prior exposure to nickel in jewelry
  37. Where is the allergic response to nickel most often seen?
    • in crowns
    • around free gingival tissues
  38. true or false. Some responses to nickel cause skin reaction even though the source is in the mouth
  39. What type of solders are used more often in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry to solder fixed-space maintainer components, and to solder wire components to removable ortho appliances?
  40. the ___________ the fineness number, the higher is the gold content, and the _________ the melting point of the solder
    • HIGHER
    • LOWER
  41. What is added to both gold and silver solders to lower the melting point range?
  42. Which type of alloy is formed after the metal is cast, is harder and has greater yield strength, and MAY BE ANNEALED (HEAT MODIFIED)?
    wrought metal alloys
  43. What material is used for clasps for removable prosthesis?
    Wrought wire
  44. How is arch wire (used in orthodontics) held to ortho brackets? (2)
    • ligature wire
    • elastics
  45. What are 2 features of REAMERS that differentiate them from files?
    • fewer twists than files
    • cut faster
  46. What is the material called that is used to fill and seal root canals so that bacteria will not grow in the space?
    gutta percha
  47. What is the purpose of an endodontic post?
    to retain the core build up
  48. Which type of post transmits less stress to the root, tapered or parallel?
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Dental Materials
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