Corrosion behavior of Ti-Ag alloys used in dentistry in lactic acid solution

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the corrosion resistance of experimental Ti-Ag alloys used as dental materials. An elution test and a rest-potential measurement of alloys with 5-30 mass.% Ag were performed in a 1 % lactic acid solution. The amount of Ti ions released from the a phase of the Ti-Ag alloys decreased as the Ag concentration increased. TiAg present in the alloys dissolved preferentially, but Ti2Ag did not. The rest potentials of the Ti-Ag alloys were significantly higher than that of pure titanium. The elution test and the rest-potential measurement revealed that the Ti-Ag alloys, which formed a single α-titanium structure or contained a titanium and Ti2Ag, had excellent corrosion resistance that was comparable or superior to that of pure titanium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalMetals and Materials International
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb


  • Biomaterials
  • Casting
  • Corrosion
  • Dental alloy
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)


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