dental care


Question by  psd96 (22)

What is palladium used for?

I was given some palladium and have no idea why.


Answer by  stacykylemark (342)

Palladium is used in dentistry to make prostetic devices or crown and bridge work. I have never heard of another use than that. If you are not sure why, please ask you dentist. He/she should have an answer for you.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Palladium is a rare earth element. It is used in catalytic converters in cars and industrial exhaust systems, as well as many high end electronics.


Answer by  Yen (320)

Palladium is widely used in dental alloys (your filling). The popularity of palladium alloys in dentistry is based in the facts that palladium alloys are adaptable and consequently easy to work with, strong and does not tarnish with air. However, recent rising price of palladium has led to a switch to cheaper gold or base metal alloys in this application.


Answer by  rannit (91)

Palladium is used for dental alloys, such as inlays, crowns and bridges. It can also be used in jewelry and in many kinds of electronics.

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