Biomimetic nanoceramics in clinical use : from materials to applications / María Vallet-Regi and Daniel Arcos.Material type: TextSeries: RSC nanoscience & nanotechnologyPublication details: Cambridge, UK : RSC Pub., c2008.Description: xi, 173 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cmISBN:
- 9780854041428 (hbk.)
- 0854041427 (hbk.)
- 617.471 REG
- 2008 L-868
- QT 37
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Recent developments in nanostructured materials have led to a shift in focus away from the replacement of tissues and towards regeneration. Nanoceramics with biomimetic properties have great potential in bone regeneration and new synthesis strategies have been developed to obtain materials with improved biocompatibility and multifunctional performance. The aim is to develop fully biocompatible implants, which exhibit biological responses at the nanometric scale in the same way that biogenic materials do. Current man-made implants are not fully biocompatible and always result in a foreign body reaction involving inflammatory response and fibrous encapsulation. Great efforts have, therefore, been made to develop synthetic strategies that tailor implant surfaces at the nanometric scale. The intention is to optimize the interaction at the tissue/implant interface thus improving quality of life for patients with enhanced results and shorter rehabilitation periods. This book deals with 'new bioceramics' for 'new applications'.
Chapter 1. Biological apatites in bone and teeth; Chapter 2 Synthetic nanoapatites; Chapter 3 Biomimetic nanoapatites on bioceramics; Chapter 4 Clinical applications of apatite derived nanoceramics;
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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