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are dental implants a cause for kidney cancer?

9 doctor answers27 doctors weighed in
Dr. Don Millner
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
No, but tobacco yes?: I have never seen a study linking modern titanium dental implants to any form of cancer. However if one had history of tobacco use, i would first look in that direction.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: Absolutely not. They are perfectly safe and do not cause any kind of cancer.
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dr. Sam Markzar commented
Periodontics 27 years experience
So far... there is no scientific research showing ANY link between dental implants and kidney cancer, or any cancer... 50 years from now.. ??.we dont know .... so .. enjoy it!
Mar 31, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Never heard that one: I have never heard or read that there are theories that dental implants can cause kidney cancer. It seems like there are cancer scares all the time linking foods, products, environmental factors, etc. To cancer. The fda has approved implants (yes, i know...That doesn't necessarily carry a lot of weight.) but if there is a cancer factor, then implants will be taken off the dental market.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 43 years experience
NO, but smoking is!: Dental implants are actually root replacements and are made of titanium, which is a non-reactive metal. It is also used in a variety of other orthopedic bone repair procedures and it's safe use in humans is well documented in over 50 years of research. So there is no cause to believe dental implants cause kidney cancer. On the other hand, exposure to cancer causing chemicals @ work or smoking..
Dr. Abraham Thomas
Dentistry 28 years experience
Absolutely Not: Absolutely not.
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
No: There is no evidence of anything remotely close to this at all.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Definitely, No: Dental implants is one of the safest, effective and most predictable procedures in dentistry.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Fortunately no: Dental implants are perfectly safe and to not contribute or cause kidney cancer.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
No: Have been at this for 34 years and have not seen any reports indicating this. They are well tolerated by the body and have not been associated with any type of cancer. Good Luck.

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