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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-65

Implants not for all: Many can be sensitive!!!

Department of Periodontology, JSS Dental College, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Nada Musharraf Ali
Department of Periodontology, Room No. 9, JSS Dental College, S.S. Nagar, Mysore - 570 015, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-6781.131003

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Dental implants have revolutionized oral rehabilitation in partially and fully edentulous patients. High implant success rates in healthy as well as medically compromised individuals are reported by various studies. Nevertheless, a failure rate of 1.5-6.7% is also evident. Titanium (Ti) alloys are considered the material of choice in implantology due to their high strength, biocompatibility and corrosion resistance in a physiological environment. This metal has been somewhat surrounded by mysticism in the world of dentistry to the extent that there is a general belief, though biologically inexplicable, that it cannot cause allergic reactions. However, this phenomenon, which seems to be either overlooked by clinicians or weakly researched upon, exists and may have a worrying correlation to implant failure. This is an attempt to review the literature on allergy to Ti and its relevance in dental implantology.

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