Article - 9 Nov 2009
Examples for the use of gold in dental applications date back to the Etruscans in the seventh century BC. The Etruscans used gold wire to hold in place alternative teeth when their own teeth were...
Article - 16 May 2002
Ceramic materials have been used dentistry for many years. Their use increasing, partly due to aesthetic reasons. Some applications where ceramics are used in dentistry are fillings, crowns, veneers,...
Article - 14 May 2002
The densities of a variety of biomaterials are compared to those of teeth, bone and other related materials. Biomaterials covered include orthopaedic, dental and vascular materials.
Article - 9 May 2002
The benefits of coating metallic implants with hydroxyapatite are many. These are outlined as are the varous methods that have been used to try and produce hydroxyapatite coatings. Some of the...
Article - 27 Aug 2001
Complications such as dental stomatitis are associated with wearing of dentures. Such problems could potentially be avoided by the use of a controlled drug delivery system incorporated into a smart...
Article - 8 Jun 2001
Superplastic forming is an alternative and novel method for producing dental implants. It is capable of producing complex prostheses that are lighter, more comfortable and stronger than similar...
Article - 2 Jun 2001
Tooth filling materials such as silver amalgams, resin-based composites and ion-leachable glass cements are covered. Cast metals, bonded restorations, ceramics and composite implant materials are also...
Article - 15 Mar 2001
Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) offers a viable alternative to diamond coating for dental tools. Coatings such as titanium nitride can be deposited and will not erode away as do bonded diamond...
Article - 26 Feb 2001
The different types of biomaterials and their classifications (inert, active and resorbable) are defined and key properties are given.
Article - 3 Jul 2007
The use of bioceramics in medical applications is on the increase.