Advanced bioactive and biodegradable ceramic biomaterials


Bioinert high-strength ceramics have been shown to be suitable for load-bearing applications. Bioactive ceramics capable of forming direct chemical bonds with hard and soft tissues have been the ceramics traditionally used for most medical implantation devices. Recently, bioresorbable ceramics that actively participate in the metabolic processes of an organism into which they are implanted are attracting greater levels of attention. This chapter discusses ceramics that can not only physically mimic the osseous tissue but also competently initiate the biological processes associated with osteogenesis. Their ability to deliver biological and chemical molecules and then safely ...

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