Suspected association of an allergic reaction with titanium dental implants: A clinical report

Hiroshi Egusa, Nagakazu Ko, Tsunetoshi Shimazu, Hirofumi Yatani

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Abstract

Recent reports have questioned whether metal sensitivity may occur after exposure to titanium. This clinical report demonstrates the emergence of facial eczema in association with a titanium dental implant placed for a mandibular overdenture supported by 2 implants. Complete remission was achieved by the removal of the titanium material. This clinical report raises the possibility that in rare circumstances, for some patients, the use of titanium dental implants may induce an allergic reaction. (J Prosthet Dent 2008;100:344-347).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-347
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume100
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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