The importance of biocompatibility testing of dental materials
The ‘biocompatibility’ of a substance is knowing the suitability of a substance to exist in living things without harming them. Therefore the material should not cause any kind of allergic, toxic, inflammatory or any other undesirable reaction in the individual.
Today there are many different types of dental materials available for use, and no one material will suit everybody. Because each of us possesses a unique biochemistry, these substances affect each of us differently and in varying degrees. If we take into account that we may be replacing toxic amalgam or root canal materials, the body may already be under some toxic strain, and choosing the most compatible substance for its replacement is critical to ease this burden.