American Journal of Applied Sciences

Side Effects and Complications of Dental Materials on Oral Cavity

Zahra Atai and Mohammad Atai

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.946.949

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 11

Pages 946-949


Development of dental materials has had a great impact on the modern dentistry. The materials ranging from polymers to metals have different applications in dentistry. Besides their important role in healing or improving the function of oral tissues, the materials may show side effects which may, in some cases, lead to severe lesions. In this review the side effects have been summarized considering a new classification for dental materials according to the duration of their applications as temporary or permanent materials. The side effects of the materials are then discussed based on clinical and cellular views.


© 2007 Zahra Atai and Mohammad Atai. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.