The potential of ceramic materials for their use as biomaterial

By May 9, 2011 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

Hydroxyapatite (HA) is one of the ceramic materials most commonly used to substitute bone tissue in orthopedic and dental implants. Its chemical composition is similar to the inorganic constituent of bone tissue and it possesses mechanical properties similar to those of mineral bone as well. Nevertheless, a prosthesis made of pure hydroxyapatite is limited to supporting light loads due to its inherent fragility, so its mechanical properties must be modified if we wish the implant to be able to handle heavier weights… more

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