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Allergy related to dental implant and its clinical significance

Authors Chaturvedi TP

Received 2 July 2013

Accepted for publication 22 July 2013

Published 19 August 2013 Volume 2013:5 Pages 57—61


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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TP Chaturvedi

Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Abstract: The oral cavity provides an ideal and unique environment for study of biological processes involving metallic dental aids. Dental materials within the mouth interact continually with physiological fluids. Oral tissues are exposed to a veritable bombardment of both chemical and physical stimuli as well as the metabolism of many species of bacteria; yet, for the most part, oral tissues remain healthy. The pH of saliva varies from 5.2 to 7.8. Teeth, restorations, or any prosthesis including dental implants in the oral cavity have to function in one of the most inhospitable environments in the human body. They are subject to larger temperature and pH variations than most other parts of the body. Corrosion, the graded degradation of materials by electrochemical attack, is of concern particularly when dental implants are placed in the hostile electrolytic environment provided by the human mouth. Allergic reactions may occur from the presence of ions produced from the corrosion of implants. The present article describes various manifestations of allergic reactions due to implant material in the oral cavity.

Keywords: dental implant, allergy, titanium, corrosion

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