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 - 19 Mar 2003
A new coating has been developed for implants such as hip replacements. The coating is designed improve the life expectancy of the implants and offer improved bonding compared to cementless implants....
Article - 20 Jul 2001
Bismuth is one of few metals that increase in volume upon solidification. It is the most diamagnetic of metals and has the second lowest thermal conductivity. Uses are catalysts, fire protection,...
Article - 24 Feb 2003
Ceramic foams can be processed using a novel route based on the gel casting process. Using such a technique, cell size, porosity and density can be controlled. Applications of ceramic foams include...
Article - 12 Jan 2021
Conversion coatings are coating layers created over the surface of a metal substrate either by a chemical or electrochemical process to provide a decorative color and to improve physical and chemical...
Article - 14 Sep 2004
The mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite are generally considered insufficient to be used in a monolithic form. Thus researchers have been working on composites to compensate for this. Some of the...
Article - 13 Sep 2004
The different types of biomaterials are classified according to the way in which they behave when implanted. The evolution of biomaterials and the market are also briefly described.
Article - 2 May 2003
A review of literature published on the in vitro biocompatibility of zirconia ceramics is presented. Cytotoxicity testing and haemolytic testing of bulk, particulate and fibres are covered. Results...
Article - 28 Nov 2002
An overview of bioceramics, their behaviour in the human body, the forms they can take and their functions is provided. In addition materials such as calcium phosphate materials, alumina, zirconia and...
Article - 19 May 2012
In this study three different geopolymer compositions have been investigated and characterized as potential biomaterials.