The dental applications of titanium and its alloys: A review

Rodrigues, Shobha J and Shenoy, V. and Shetty, Thilak B. and Jain, N (2009) The dental applications of titanium and its alloys: A review. Journal of Nepal Dental Association, 10 (2). pp. 151-157.

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Abstract

The advances made in dental materials science suggest that intriguing changes will continue to occur in the practice of dentistry. Titanium is one dental material that promises to play an important role in the materials of the future and is a potentially important metal for medical and dental applications, currently being at the heart of most dental implantology. Being biocompatible it is also a suitable replacement for existing alloys in fi xed and removable prostheses. Its future use in Prosthodontics would increase based on advanced research and clinical trials. Although the reports on the prosthodontic application of titanium have been increasing, its use in clinical dentistry for conventional removable partial denture is rather limited. This article will present the applications of titanium and reviews the literature on its status in Prosthodontics, especially Removable Prosthodontics by conducting an electronic search of Pub Med and reviewing English language peer reviewed articles from the years 1996-2008 coupled with additional references from citations within the articles. The articles were accessed by using the keyword “titanium, titanium alloys, pressure casting, removable partial denture framework”.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Titanium, Titanium alloy
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Prosthodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2014 11:16
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 11:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140629

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