Cytotoxicity of dental alloy extracts and corresponding metal salt solutions.

@article{Schmalz1998CytotoxicityOD,
  title={Cytotoxicity of dental alloy extracts and corresponding metal salt solutions.},
  author={Gottfried Schmalz and H. Langer and Helmut Schweikl},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={1998},
  volume={77 10},
  pages={1772-8}
}
Adverse tissue reactions of the gingiva and the periodontium close to dental cast alloys may be caused by the effects of released metal elements. Tissue reactions depend upon the amounts of elements available which are a function of corrosion rates. Since pH values of standard corrosion solutions are as low as 2.3, such extracts are a priori not biocompatible. In the present study, elements released from dental cast alloys into cell-culture media were determined, and the cytotoxicity of these… CONTINUE READING