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J Am Dent Assoc. 2003 Mar;134(3):347-9.

Titanium applications in dentistry.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs outlines the status of titanium and titanium alloys used in dentistry and provides its recommendations concerning their use in clinical practice.

CONCLUSIONS:

Titanium and titanium alloys, based on their physical and chemical properties, appear to be especially suitable for dental implants and prostheses. For the construction of endosseous implant devices, titanium and its alloys have become well-accepted and can be considered the materials of choice.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:

For crown and bridge prostheses, dentists can consider titanium and its alloys as viable options to more traditional noble and base metal alloys, but careful selection of processing methods and laboratory skill are necessary to ensure success.

PMID:
12699049
DOI:
10.14219/jada.archive.2003.0165
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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