Restorative Dentistry

Titanium Implants vs. Ceramic Implants

Titanium is an alloy that releases oxide particles that triggers a “particle-induced inflammation” in the surrounding tissues. These particles are ingested by giant cells (macrophages) which also produce molecules that trigger inflammation ( cytokines) and Osteoresorptive reaction. Since it can assimilate in a reliably poor quality bone, it gives a short-term healing rate. The end…

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Amalgam Removal

Potential Danger of Mercury Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam Fillings Release Highly Toxic Elemental Mercury Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known. The mercury released from fillings is absorbed primarily as highly toxic elemental mercury vapor. Amalgam Fillings Largest Source of Mercury The World Health Organization review of inorganic mercury in 1991 determined that mercury absorption is estimated to be four…

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