Corrosion Damage Investigation of Silver-Soldered Stainless Steel Orthodontic Appliances Used in Vivo / Ocena Zniszczeń Korozyjnych Używanych In Vivo Stałych Aparatów Ortodontycznych O Połączeniach Lutowanych Na Bazie Srebra

Open access

Processes of destruction of products used in orthodontic treatment, e.g. fixed orthodontic appliances, microimplants or dental prostheses considerably limit its operational lifetime and comfort and safety of patients. The objective of the research was to evaluate and assess corrosion damage to silver-soldered stainless steel rapid palatal expansion Hyrax devices. Used in vivo for 2 or 6 months, respectively, RPE (rapid palatal expansion) devices were analyzed macroscopically and in a scanning electron microscope with an energy X-ray analyzer for signs of corrosion. The evaluated appliances showed discernible differences between the overall condition of the noble solders and the stainless steel elements. The Ag-rich solders were chiefly covered in corrosion pits, whereas stainless steel wires, molar bands and Hyrax screws presented corrosion-free surfaces. What is more, the EDS analysis showed differential element composition of the solders. According to the results, noble materials, such as Ag-rich solders, can corrode in a salivary environment when coupled with stainless steel. The selective leaching processes are observed.

[1] von J.A. Fraunhofer, Semin. Orthod. 3, 198 (1997).

[2] A. Vahed, Dent. Mater. 23, 855 (2007).

[3] L. Macedo de Menezes, C. Cardoso Abdo Quintao, Semin. Orthod. 16, 282 (2010).

[4] A. Ntasi, Y.A. Jabbari, W.D. Mueller, G. Eliades, S. Zinelis, Angle Orthod. 84, 508 (2014).

[5] C.P. Adams, The design, Construction and Use of Removable Orthodontic Appliances, Bristol 2001.

[6] C.J. Hwang, J.S. Shin, J.Y. Cha, Am. J. Orthod. Dentofac. 120, 383 (2001).

[7] M.P. Freitas, H.M. Oshima, L.M. Menezes, Am. J. Orthod. Dentofac. 140, 177 (2011).

[8] O. Mockers, D. Deroze, J. Camps, Dent. Mater. 18, 311 (2002).

[9] C.G. Matasa, J. Clin. Orthod. 29, 15 (1995).

[10] T.P. Chaturvedi, Indian J. Dent. Res. 20, 91 (2009).

[11] W.D. Mueller, C. Schoepf, M.L. Nascimento, A.C. Carvahlo, M. Moisel, A. Schenk, Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 381, 1520 (2005).

[12] N. Staffolani, F. Damiano, C. Lilli, M. Guerra, N.J. Staffolani, J. Dent. 27, 449 (1999).

[13] C. Suarez, T. Vilar, J. Gil, P. Sevilla, J. Mater. Sci. - Mater. M. 21, 675 (2010).

[14] G. Schuster, R. Reichle, R.R. Bauer, P.M. Schopf, J. Orofac. Orthop. 65, 49 (2003).

[15] J. C. Wataha, J. Prosthet. Dent. 83, 223 (2000).

[16] S. Zinelis, O. Annousaki, T. Eliades, O. Makou, Angle Orthod. 74, 394 (2004).

[17] M. Syverud, J.E. Dahl, H. Hero, E. Morisbak, Dent. Mater. 17, 7 (2001).

[18] C. Manzl, J. Enrich, H. Ebner, R. Dallinger, G. Krumschnabel, Toxicology 196, 57, (2004).

[19] C. Szuhanek, DAAAM International Scientific Book 9, 237 (2010).

Archives of Metallurgy and Materials

The Journal of Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science and Commitee on Metallurgy of Polish Academy of Sciences

Journal Information


IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 0.571
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.776

CiteScore 2016: 0.85

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.347
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.740

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 149 130 11
PDF Downloads 70 62 5