Ceramic Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering

last updated: 2017-08-24
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TitleCeramic Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPina S., Reis R. L., and Oliveira J. M.
EditorsThomas S., Sreekala M. S., and Balakrishnan P.
Abstract Text

Bioceramics, natural and synthetic, are designed to induce a strong bonding to bone and appeared as an alternative to metallic implants. Bioceramic materials currently used for the repair and reconstruction of hard and soft tissues can be categorized according its composition, structure, and properties. These biomaterials are grouped bioinert ceramics as alumina and zirconia, bioactive glasses and glass ceramics and bioresorbable calcium phosphates-based materials. The bioceramics concepts, namely physico-chemical, mechanical and biological properties, and respective applications in diverse fields of tissue engineering are discussed in depth herein. An up-to-date of bioceramics clinical trials is also considered. Based on the stringent requirements for clinical application, prospects for the development of advanced functional bioceramics for tissue engineering are highlighted for the future.

Book TitleFundamentals Biomaterials: Ceramics
KeywordsAlumina and zirconia, Bioactive glasses and glass-ceramics, bioactivity, Bioceramics, biocompatibility, bone regeneration, calcium phosphate cements, Calcium phosphates, Natural-origin bioceramics, Tissue engineering
Peer reviewedno

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