Corrosion of titanium dental implants has been associated with implant failure and is considered one of the triggering factors for peri-implantitis. Corrosion of dental implants is concerning, because a large amount of metal ions and debris are generated in this process, of which accumulation may lead to adverse tissue reactions in the oral environment.
Legendary actor Dick Van Dyke says he has solved a medical mystery that has baffled him and his doctors for years. The cause of pounding headaches that have plagued him for seven years are his titanium dental implants, he says.
Titanium is a commonly used inert bio-implant material within the medical and dental fields. Current titanium is thought to be safe but in some cases, there are reports of problems caused by titanium.