Do oral biofilms influence the wear and corrosion behavior of titanium?

@article{Souza2010DoOB,
  title={Do oral biofilms influence the wear and corrosion behavior of titanium?},
  author={J{\'u}lio C M Souza and M. Henriques and Ros{\'a}rio T. Oliveira and Wim Teughels and J. A. Gonzalez Celis and L. A. Rocha},
  journal={Biofouling},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={471-8}
}
The main aim of this work was to study the simultaneous wear-corrosion of titanium (Ti) in the presence of biofilms composed of Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans. Both organisms were separately grown in specific growth media, and then mixed in a medium supplemented with a high sucrose concentration. Corrosion and tribocorrosion tests were performed after 48 h and 216 h of biofilm growth. Electrochemical corrosion tests indicated a decrease in the corrosion resistance of Ti in the… CONTINUE READING