Biofilm and biomaterial –a tectonic relationship in oral cavity

C.S.Prabhakar and T. Suganya Harshni

Biomaterial in the body modifies the host in both positive and negative ways. The biomaterials used causes change in the microbiological environment in the oral cavity. This may impair the patient’s oral health and sometimes their general health as well. Many factors determine the composition of the microbiota and the formation of biofilm in relation to biomaterials such as, surface roughness, surface energy and chemical composition.

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