Recently, studies have tried to collocate the direct correlation between allergy to metals and failure of dental metal implants. We report the case of a 53 years old woman, with a previous diagnosis of contact allergy to nickel and cobalt, which showed blisters and vesicles at the gum after the installation of two dental implants. The patient was positive also to titanium bioxide, the main component of the implant itself. This report emphasizes the importance of patch testing every patient who is undergoing a dental implant, especially if allergic to metals before the dental procedure.

Allergic contact gingivitis due to dental implants: A case report

VINCENZI, COLOMBINA;Alessandrini AM;STARACE, MICHELA;PIRACCINI, BIANCA MARIA
2012

Abstract

Recently, studies have tried to collocate the direct correlation between allergy to metals and failure of dental metal implants. We report the case of a 53 years old woman, with a previous diagnosis of contact allergy to nickel and cobalt, which showed blisters and vesicles at the gum after the installation of two dental implants. The patient was positive also to titanium bioxide, the main component of the implant itself. This report emphasizes the importance of patch testing every patient who is undergoing a dental implant, especially if allergic to metals before the dental procedure.
ANNALI ITALIANI DI DERMATOLOGIA ALLERGOLOGICA, CLINICA E SPERIMENTALE
Vincenzi C; Alessandrini AM; Starace M; Bruni F; Piraccini BM
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