Otrzymano: Brak danych
Zaakceptowano: Brak danych
Opublikowano online: 2012-03-12
Medicine and veterinary
Widely used biomaterials, including titanium and its alloys, manifest a range of the physicochemical properties which determine the way they are exploited. According to the literature, titanium dental implants, considered biocompatible with the human body, under certain conditions, may cause inflammatory or allergic reactions. The aim of the study has been to evaluate the content of titanium in the mucosa covering two-stage intraosseous implants of the Osteoplant-Hex® system. The content of titanium ions in the examined samples containing segments of mucosa collected from those dental implants was determined with an inductively-coupled plasma emission spectrometer VISTA-MPX produced by VARIAN ICP. A diverse titanium content in the mucosa adjoining the implants has been revealed during their healing period. The determined concentration of titanium ranged from 0.00 to 122.59 µg g–1. As the conducted research suggests, such a wide range may result from differences in the implant location, sex and age of patients. Therefore, the authors tried to find a relationship between the results and those variables.
Makuch K., Koczorowski R., Rykowska I., Wasiak W. 2011. Evaluation of titanium content in mucosa covering two-stage intraosseous implants. J. Elem. 227-236, DOI - 10.5601/jelem.2011.16.2.06
titanium, implants, allergy