ADA Classification of Gold Alloys According to their Use

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Type Name Brinell Hardness Number (BHN) Pure Gold (%) Melting Temperature
950 – 1050°C (High)

Use

Characteristics
§ Used in cavities not subjected to high stresses, e.g. gingival cavities § HIGHLY DUCTILE & readily burnished § Age Hardening § Most popular type for inlays § High Proportional Limit, resisting deformation § Strength & resiliency required § LACK DUCTILITY § Addition of platinum, palladium & silver § LESS DUCTILE than gold colored alloys § Less resistance to tarnish

I

Soft Gold Alloy

40 – 75

83%

Simple Inlay Restorations

II III IV

Medium Gold Alloy (Inlay Gold) Hard Gold Alloy Extra Hard Gold Alloy

10 – 100

78%

630 – 970°C

Large Inlay Restorations Crown & Bridge

90 – 140

76%

930 – 970°C

> 130

75%

870 – 980°C

Partial Denture

V

White Gold Alloy

> 100

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Crown & Bridge

By: Noor Al-Deen M. Al-Khanati

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