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Biocompatibility--the interaction of biomaterials and host response.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3057026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Future developments for better biocompatibility of dental implants are possible and are discussed here. On each level of local host response, which is subdivided into four phases, improvements of knowledge in basic mechanisms concerning the interaction of biomaterial and host are necessary. For the development of new biomaterials, the limits for load with foreign ions and particles acting on cellular and extracellular matrix should be determined. An example is given for ZrO2-containing glass ceramics. Biochemistry of soft and hard tissue bonding to biomaterials should be investigated. Biomechanical properties of implants could be adapted to individual needs of patients. New composite materials are candidates for the design of long-term functioning implants.
U M Gross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dental education     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0022-0337     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dent Educ     Publication Date:  1988 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-01-11     Completed Date:  1989-01-11     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000150     Medline TA:  J Dent Educ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  798-803     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Institute of Pathology, Steglitz Clinic, Free University of Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Biocompatible Materials*
Bone and Bones / metabolism
Dental Implantation*
Foreign-Body Reaction*
Surface Properties
Wound Healing
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials

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