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Applications of Laser Welding in Dentistry: A State-of-the-Art Review

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Mechanical Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
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Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan; [email protected]
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Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, Parma, I-43124, Italy
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Micromachines 2018, 9(5), 209; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi9050209
Received: 28 March 2018 / Revised: 23 April 2018 / Accepted: 25 April 2018 / Published: 28 April 2018
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: dental alloys; laser welding; dentistry dental alloys; laser welding; dentistry
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Perveen, A.; Molardi, C.; Fornaini, C. Applications of Laser Welding in Dentistry: A State-of-the-Art Review. Micromachines 2018, 9, 209.

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