Date of Award

Spring 1974

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Life & Environmental Sciences

First Advisor

John Christenson

Second Advisor

Jean Smith

Third Advisor

Arthur Westwell

Abstract

A new method for testing the acceptability of metal tooth implants as an alternative to oral cavity implantation is described. Various metals were successfully implanted into the back tissue of Balb/C mice. Aluminum and copper implants were rejected, exhibiting discoloration and thickening of the tissues. Vitallium, titanium, gold alloy, silver, iron and lead were accepted

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