MHRA no: CA007329

Nickel Chrome castings

Maryland bridge unit, palatal view

Often we manufacture castings for porcelain fused to metal (PFM) prosthetics. Cobalt chrome is unsuitable for such work, so other metals are employed. The four commonly used metals are high and low-gold alloys and alloys of silver-palladium. Our PFM work is all cast in nickel chrome.

Most of our nickel chrome castings take the form of Maryland and Rochette bridge frames, but we can also supply splints and direct posts. These are cast in Nicor ® nickel chrome alloy from Schütz Labortechnik, the metal content of which is laid out in the table below.

Nicor ® Metal Content (%)
Ni Cr Mo
62 26 11

We are happy to design cases for clients if preferred, but a downloadable design sheet is provided on this site for the convenience of those who wish to do this for themselves.

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Double hinged sectional denture

Double hinge sectional denture framework, open

This case required a small unilateral denture to replace the patient's upper right 5 and 6. It was decided to use a two-part or sectional technique to ensure positive retention. There are numerous types of two-part denture designs, but this one may be unique to Creative Chrome, having been devised by Steve to fully engage all of the available undercuts when locked together with a P.W bolt (figs 1 & 2).

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