Titanium is becoming the new buzzword in dentistry these days. With gold more than $1100 an ounce and platinum topping out at nearly $2,000, the cost of the traditional high noble PFM crown, the bread and butter of dentistry, continues to skyrocket. This has kept laboratories and dentists searching for lower cost alternatives especially in an economy where everyone is doing some belt-tightening. Milled from a Grade 5 titanium alloy with porcelain layering using Vita Initial Ti porcelain. It allows Elite48 to offer a fixed price for crowns, whether it’s a molar, bicuspid, or bridge unit, it’s all billed at the same price point and our clients like that option. The real savings really become increasingly apparent when fabricating bridges and larger copings. Because so much metal is used in the connectors and pontics, the cost of a substructure can skyrocket if constructed in high noble or noble alloy. With titanium, a unit is a unit regardless of size or weight and gets billed at the per single unit price.