Talladium Tilite Alloy

This is the Tilite Story

     I have heard on the grapevine there has been a problem with the supply of a particular non-precious alloy, so if you are struggling to find a good quality replacement you can rely on for perfect results every time, you’d better read on.

     I first wrote this through a letter and included an enclosed brochure back in 2013. I’ve decided to leave both the letter and brochure as they are and created a page for it because Quality Stands the Test of Time. 

     The quality of the metal hasn’t changed so whilst some of the technicians who feature in the brochure may no longer use metal in their labs or have retired, the facts remain the same - Talladium Tilite is a bloody good alloy - the best, in fact - and if you’re struggling to find one which meets your high standards and expectations, I strongly recommend you request a free sample to try it for yourself.

     I’ll tell you how to get your hands on the free sample shortly, but first let me tell you a bit about it...

Which of the following statements apply to the non-precious bonding alloy you are currently using?

  • “I can’t ever remember a miscast”
  • “I am astounded by the fit I am achieving – even on large-span bridge frameworks”
  • “It casts at 0.2mm and polishes up beautifully like no other”
  • “Goes a lovely golden straw colour once oxidized. No greening”
  • “Bond strength to porcelain is stronger than to precious alloys”
  • “I have 100% confidence in casting, finishing and ceramics. It also laser welds beautifully”
  • “The best non-precious alloy I have ever used. I can’t fault it!”

     These are just some of the comments fed back to me from delighted Talladium Tilite alloy users. If you’ve not yet read the brochure, Talladium Tilite is the best non-precious dental bonding alloy on the market for casting crowns, bridges and implants.

     One happy member of the Tilite gang even went so far as to say “If gold and Tilite were the same price, I would still use Talladium Tilite” and fortunately dental technicians are so enthused by the advantages of using Tilite alloy in their labs that they are always keen to tell their friends and colleagues about it. This sometimes leads to some fairly interesting telephone conversations with reluctant but curious technicians.

     In a moment, I will let you know how you can get your hands on a free sample of Tilite, but before I do I wanted to share with you my favourite sample request to date:

Favourite sample request to date

Person Who Shall Remain Nameless (PWSRN), rather gruffly: “Can you send me a sample of Tilite”

Me: “Yes of course.”

PWSRN, very gruffly now: “I’m PERFECTLY happy with my current alloy. I’ve been using it for years. There’s nothing wrong with it.”

Me: “I see. So why are you requesting a sample of Tilite?”

PWSRN: “Well everyone else is bloody using it so thought I’d see what all the fuss was about.”

     Anyway, two days later, PWSRN calls back, now practically shouting: “TRY AS I MIGHT I CAN’T FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT. IN FACT IT’S EXACTLY AS YOU SAY IN THE LITERATURE. SEND ME 200g… please.”

     So PWSRN is now a regular Tilite customer. And he tried really hard to find an excuse not to be. The good news is that he’s not quite so gruff these days, but maybe that’s because his job just got a little bit easier?

Why use Tilite? Let’s ask your peers

     So, you’re probably wondering what it was about Talladium Tilite that convinced PWSRN to swap from his ‘perfectly fine’ non-precious alloy to Tilite?

     Over the years I have heard so many positive comments on the phone from jubilant dental technicians and they are always more than happy to give me glowing testimonials for Tilite when I ask, so I wondered if there was a way to quantify this incredible response to let others know exactly how much they could benefit from using Talladium Tilite in their lab.

     So a questionnaire was sent to every Tilite customer which broke down each part of the crown and bridge process and asked them to rate Tilite against their previous non-precious alloy.

     Here are the results from Tilite users:

Tilite questionnaire results

  • Casting: 94% had never experienced a miscast with Tilite. Using Tilite has reduced their overall production time of a crown by 43%.
  • Oxide Formation: 100% of Tilite users said that Tilite’s light oxide layer was an improvement on their previous alloy and reported an average of 75% improvement in the aesthetics of their crowns, due to the light oxide layer, when compared to their previous alloy.
  • Finishing & Polishing: Because Tilite casts and flows like water to produce castings as thin as 0.2mm and finishing is as soft as semi-precious, technicians reported, that by using Tilite, finishing time has been reduced by 59%.
  • Porcelain Bond: Technicians rated Tilite as 68% better for porcelain bond strength when compared to their previous alloy, and 78% of Tilite users have NEVER experienced porcelain cracking with Tilite.
  • Profit Margin: Although Talladium Tilite is more expensive than other non-precious alloys on the market, 67% of Tilite users have reported their Overall Profit Margin Per Crown has increased by using Tilite. 28% calculated it has remained the same.

     Although the cost of Tilite is slightly higher per crown, the saving on labour hours (due to less miscasts, a reduced finishing & polishing time and fewer remakes) combined with the saving in overall material usage (less material required as Tilite casts so thinly, ingots can be used again, plus less remakes due to porcelain bond failure) far outweighed the few pence extra per crown of Tilite.

Why not take advantage? Order your sample today

     So it would seem the conclusion PWSRN, the Tilite users surveyed and anyone who requests a sample of Tilite come to is that by using Tilite every part of the process of producing a crown or bridge is improved.

     Coupled with the fact that because of these improvements your profit per crown is very likely to increase, it makes it really hard not to switch to Tilite. But please don’t take PWSRN’s or my word for it, request a sample today and find out for yourself.

The history of Tilite

     Now that I have wowed you with the statistics and regaled you with the improvements you can expect when you switch to Tilite, I will tell you a little about the history of its creation.

     One day, about 35 years ago, Edward Harms was chatting with family members, at a Christmas drinks party, about their work at NASA. During the conversation it was mentioned that they had helped to create the porcelain-fused to metal heat shield for the Apollo Space Program.

     Ed’s eyes lit up! That was what was needed in the dental industry. He imagined a dental alloy that absorbed heat at the same rate as porcelain, thus eliminating the stress and strain between the porcelain and the metal.

     He had other criteria he also wanted to fulfil: he wanted the alloy to be medically pure and biocompatible, cast with extreme fluidity, and have co-efficients of expansion to align with all porcelains on the market. They set to work to create the perfect ceramic alloy.

     With the help of NASA technology, they used a complicated system to ensure complete homogenization. This process is still used today. The 7 rare earth elements used in Tilite are refined, finely distilled, brought to a liquid state, then heated to extreme, high temperatures under controlled conditions, until a vapour is produced, this is then finally brought down to a solid state again. This creates a completed homogenized intermetallic compound. From this process Talladium Tilite alloy was born.

     They then spent the next 6 years, sending the Tilite alloy to be tested and retested by various institutions, universities and government bodies.

     From these reports and test results they learnt the following:

Test results

  • Talladium Inc have created a 99.99+% biocompatible alloy, a perfect intermetallic compound, of the same quality and standard used in orthopaedic implants – University of Dayton
  • In tests only the 18k gold could be biologically compared with Tilite alloy. The 14k gold was not on a par with Tilite in 18 different categories, from allergies to stomach scars – Iowa State University
  • Tilite had the highest porcelain bond strength of any ceramic gold alloy or ceramometal alloy ever tested – Boston University
  • The excellent grip and compressive strength of Talladium Tilite alloys proved to be 30% higher than offered by the best precious alloys and 2 times higher than most base metals tested to date – University of Minnesota

Certifications, guarantees & insurance policy

     After 6 years of testing Talladium Tilite alloys were awarded a certificate from the FDA: Registration for Medical Devices Implanted In The Body. No other ceramic base alloy has this. As a guarantee for Tilite users, and because of the insurmountable evidence of biocompatibility Edward Harms had collected, Talladium were able to take out a worldwide insurance policy covering the patient, the lab and the dentist up to $5million.

          Today, Talladium Tilite has been used in over 125 million restorations in the mouth worldwide without a single incident or biological problem.

In summary

     Talladium Tilite alloy is:

  • Covered by a $5m insurance policy – protecting the patient, dentist and technician
  • Medically certified: FDA for Medical Devices Implanted Into the Body, CE Marked and extensively tested by the Universities of Boston, Minnesota, Iowa and Dayton.
  • 100% medically pure and safe for implants
  • An economical and viable alternative to both gold alloys and cheaper non-precious alloys
  • Has 4 different co-efficients of expansion to match all porcelains on the market
  • Enjoys great aesthetics – straw coloured copings for natural looking crowns
  • Tilite Alloys outperform all other bonding alloys in castability, oxide formation, porcelain bond and compressive strength.

Feedback from delighted dental technicians – who do you know already using Tilite?

     Please take a moment to read through the feedback images below. I have included many, many testimonials from overjoyed members of the Tilite gang.

     You may recognise a few. If you do know them personally, maybe give them a ring and ask them about Tilite. They may no longer use metal in their labs but I’m sure they’d be happy to tell you how great Tilite was when they did. As you can see from their comments, most of them are rather fanatical about it.

Request your free sample today

     I would strongly encourage you to try a free sample of Tilite today. I am always more than happy to give out free samples as I know that once you try it you’ll be hooked.

     So please, pick up the phone and call Sheena right now on 01444 870 583 so we can rush you your free sample of Talladium Tilite alloy into today’s post.

P.S. When you call for your free sample please let us know which porcelain you use so we can make sure we match the co-efficient of expansion with the correct Tilite metal.

 Call 01444 870 583 NOW so we can rush you your free sample of Talladium Tilite alloy into today’s post.

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