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Research Letters in Physical Chemistry
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 574359, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/574359
Research Letter

Electrochemical Behavior of Titanium and Its Alloys as Dental Implants in Normal Saline

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401, USA

Received 21 January 2009; Accepted 19 February 2009

Academic Editor: Claudio Fontanesi

Copyright © 2009 Rahul Bhola et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The electrochemical behavior of pure titanium and titanium alloys in a simulated body fluid (normal saline solution) has been tested, and the results have been reported. The significance of the results for dental use has been discussed. The tests also serve as a screening test for the best alloy system for more comprehensive long-term investigations.