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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 141-145

Tantalum: A transmogrifying material in dental implant

Department of Prosthodontics, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Meenakshi Akshaya Lingam
Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Muthusamy Salai, Chennai - 600 003, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/srmjrds.srmjrds_109_20

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Prosthodontic rehabilitation with implants aims at enhancing patient's quality of life and prolongation of survival of prosthesis. Porous tantalum trabecular metal (PTTM ) – incorporated titanium (Ti) is used extensively in orthopedics, but clinical researches and reports in the applications of oral cavity are limited. Therefore, prospective clinical trials of PTTM-incorporated Ti implants are essential for future use in dentistry. In this article, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility of tantalum is discussed elaborately and the usage of PTTM along with Ti in several studies is reported.

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