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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2-6

Spark erosion process: An overview

Department of Prosthodontics, KMCT Dental College, Mukkam, Calicut, Kerala, India

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Liju Jacob Jo
Department of Prosthodontics, KMCT Dental College, Mukkam, Calicut, Kerala- 673 603
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-6781.76424

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Spark erosion is a metal removal process using electric current under carefully controlled conditions. It is used for precise and accurate fabrication in the field of fixed, removable and implant prostheses. The scope of this article is to discuss the mechanism of action of the process and its significance in implant dentistry along with critical evaluation of its merits and demerits.

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