A fundamental soldering technique for type 4 gold alloy framework to be veneered with tooth-colored composite material

Hideyuki Imai, MDS,a Daisuke Nakayama, DDS, PhD,b,c Kota Okamura, DDS,d Yusuke Oba, DDS,d Osamu Saiki, DDS,d and Hideo Matsumura, DDS, PhDb,c

aDental Technician Training School, bDepartment of Fixed Prosthodontics, cDivision of Advanced Dental Treatment, Dental Research Center, Nihon University School of Dentistry, and dNihon University Graduate School of Dentistry, Tokyo, Japan

Denture retainers and pontics made of gold alloy are connected with one-piece casting, soldering, or welding. This technical report describes a fundamental soldering technique for type 4 gold alloy. The procedure reported here is applicable to frameworks to be veneered with composite facing materials. Both the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure are discussed.
(Asian Pac J Dent 2013; 13: 41-45.)
Key Words: connector, gold alloy, joint, solder