TITANIUM DAN PADUAN TITANIUM MATERIAL PILIHAN KEDOKTERAN GIGI MASA DEPAN

Bambang Irawan

Abstract


Nowadays, Titanium is used for dental implants, orthodontic wires an denture bases. In Indonesia they have been widely use especially for the orthodontic treatment. Survey conducted by students from University of Indonesia showed that users have little understanding in properties of Titanium. The article describes various matters on characteristic of Titanium. Titanium has low density, low elastic modulus, high tensile strength make attractive for use in dentistry. Titanium forms a very stable oxide layers and it repassivates in a time on order of nanoseconds. Titanium oxie formation is basis for the excellent corrosion resistance an good biocompatibility. Because of their advatages and unique properties. Titanium has therefore ben called as the material of choice in dentistry.

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