Reduced corrosion of CP Ti and Ti-6A1-4V alloy endosseous dental implants after glow-discharge treatment: a preliminary report.


Inductively coupled argon plasma spectroscopic analysis was used to quantify titanium, aluminum, and vanadium corrosion products released by superficial layers of identically shaped commercially pure titanium and Ti-6A1-4V alloy dental implants. Halves of each of two originally sterile groups were analyzed directly from the manufacturer's packaging and the… (More)