Producing cast gold restorations that are precise, well-fitting and consistent has been an ongoing challenge for both clinicians and dental laboratories. Contributing to this problem is the issue of wax pattern distortion during the fabrication process. Utilization of refractory die techniques can greatly reduce this problem if carefully employed in the process. Refractory die techniques have been used for the laboratory fabrication of various dental appliances and restorations for many years. Currently, however, a precise and consistent fabrication technique for cast gold restorations on refractory dies has remained illusive and under utilized in restorative dentistry.
- Describe a clinical and laboratory technique for fabricating precisely and consistently fitting gold restorations of various configurations for intra-coronal and extra-coronal restorations.
- This technique produces extremely accurate, smooth, and detailed gold castings for the restoration of the dentitions in a timely and practical way.