Video/animation icon  Restoring a tooth (Gold Crown) - Part 2

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Description: This video shows the second stage of the production of a cast gold crown for a damaged tooth. The wax template of the tooth is sprued using wax wire, then invested in a refractory investment material. The video shows the mould being heated to both expand it and prevent against thermal shock. A centrifugal casting process is shown, using an electrical furnace for melting the gold.
Keywords: gold • lost wax • casting
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Other metals & alloys > Precious metals
Applications > Biomedical
Created by: Dr Duncan Wood, School of Clinical Dentistry, The University of Sheffield
Dr Christopher Stokes, School of Clinical Dentistry, The University of Sheffield
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Date created: 11 November 2009
Date added: 23 November 2009
Resource ID: 2294