Titanium anodization unit
ColorCube provides an inexpensive, fast and simple way for dental laboratories to color titanium parts for prosthetics.
The color is obtained by anodization which creates a coloring layer that is extremely thin and is fully integrated with the underlying titanium base material. The color will not chip or peel like paint and it is so thin that it does not effectively change the geometry of the part. The color layer is bio-compatible and suitable for use with implants.
ColorCube helps dental laboratories reduce cost and production time and makes it easy to fit the individual needs and requirements of each patient.
Why color titanium?
Some ceramic materials used for dental prosthetics are somewhat transparent. This means that coloring the
titanium abutment before the crown is added will make it easier to obtaining a more natural looking prosthetic.
Prosthetic parts that are directly visible may be colored to blend in with the surroundings in which they sit. It is also possible to give a single item multiple colors.
Color coding of components can also be very helpful for identifying sizes and types of parts that fit together. This helps reduce the risk of errors during the prosthetic procedure.
How it works
The color is obtained by anodization, in which the thickness of a naturally occurring oxide layer is increased, causing a change in the way the surface reflects light.
The perceived color of an implant will vary with the thickness of the oxide layer, and a large range of colors can be obtained.
The oxide layer is extremely thin (< 600nm) and is fully integrated with the underlying titanium substrate.
The color will not chip or peel like paint and it is so thin that it does not effectively change the geometry of the part. The oxide layer is bio-compatible and suitable for use with implants.
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