The range of indications for electroforming technology has been transformed over the past few years. In the course of the development of overlay and conical crown technology, electroforming has come more and more to the fore for secondary crowns. Meanwhile, dental electroforming has found another area of application as mesostructures for implant posts. The precision of electroforming is ideal for dental prostheses.
Both are considered as precision dental techniques.
Fixed restorations on implants are increasingly being cemented. Cementation is beneficial due to the passive fit of the prosthesis. The adhesive cement acts as a kind of buffer for the implants. The load on the tips when chewing is absorbed by the cement gap therefore meaning that the implants are under less strain. A screw-down crown does not offer this security and often leads to cracking. Micro Leakage and loose screws are common results. The worst cases, bacterial colonisations can occur. Depending on the procedure, the AGC® electroformed copings are fitted onto the abutment like a second layer of skin which ensure an equal cement gap.
If space is restricted in the anterior area, the construction of the frameworks must be as delicate as possible as only then can a sufficient layer thickness for porcelain veneers be guaranteed. AGC® electroforming technology is essential here. The warm yellow shade of the pure gold also provides support to the aesthetic aspect of the crown. Even with extremely transparent gums, the electroformed crowns with circular porcelain shoulders make for outstanding results. It is also a big advantage that the electroformed copings can be used with any porcelain veneer.
The AGC® electroformed mesostructures feature outstanding operating properties in overlaid systems. In combination with a bridge restoration, there is the opportunity to interlock in positions where strong tooth replacements are not so easy to implement and to simulate a fixed tooth replacement. Natural abutments can be integrated into the implant bond without any strain thanks to AGC® electroforming technology and intraoral adhesion technology.
Restorations with overlay prostheses are of course a „precise“ solution not only for natural abutment teeth, but also for implants. With implants, electroforming is carried out directly onto the primary components. As a result, accuracy of fit is extremely high. The AGC® copings and tertiary structure electrodeposited in this way can easily be adhered in the mouth without any strain. Porcelain or an alloy with a high gold content can be used for the primary components depending on the wish of the patient.
Recently, dental electroforming has found a further area of application as a mesostructure for implant posts, which, over the course of the advancing development of implantology, has meant that it has become a primary growth market.