Process for Increasing the Lifespan of Dental Components

Author:  G Lange; F-J Grau, both of Germany
Source:  US Patent 6,012,316
Doc ID:  2000014
Year of Publication:  2000
With a view to increasing the lifespan of metallic dental components as regards fatigue fractures, compressive stresses are introduced into the surface layer of these components, such as by means of shot-peening.

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