Electrochemical Behavior of Co-Cr Alloy in Hygienic Tablets Solution

Denise Pupim, Raniel Fernandes Peixoto, Ana Paula Macedo, Maria da Gloria Chiarello de Mattos, Rodrigo Galo
2022 Materials Research  
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the electrochemical behavior of a cobalt-chromium (Co-Cr) dental alloy after immersion in denture cleansers. Method: Twenty-four specimens (Ø13x2mm) of Co-Cr were produced and divided into three groups (n=8) according to their experimental condition. The group 1 (control group) was composed only of distilled water, group 2 received a hygienic tablet (Corega Tabs™) at the moment that electrochemical test started, while the group 3 received the
more » ... enic tablet (Corega Tabs™) 1h after immersion. The electrochemical tests recorded the open circuit potential (OCP) and current density (i corr ). The surfaces of specimens were examined using a SEM. Data were statistically analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Duncan test' multiple comparisons post hoc analysis (α=0.05). Results: The values of OCP and i corr revealed statistically differences between the groups. The highest results were recorded for group 2 (-26.87±48.48mV; 0.29±0.22μA), which were similar to group 3 (-47.37±35.36mV; 0.26±0.10μA), and these values were difference to group 1 (-314.87±24.22mV; 0.50±0.17μA). SEM image show high corrosion with Corega Tabs™. Conclusion: The immersion in denture cleanser solution was not detrimental to the Co-Cr dental alloy and presented a lower tendency to corrosion process development than the control group.
doi:10.1590/1980-5373-mr-2021-0346 fatcat:k5iq2rzl4bfpbpg6nqle3x7cgu