Bio Glasses and glass-ceramics: Properties, Preparation, and Clinical application

Andualem Belachew Workie


Ceramics and glasses are not the same as metals, despite being near relatives. Both have excellent strength, hardness, elastic modulus, and chemical inertness and are electrical and thermal insulators. Glasses are amorphous, whereas ceramics are crystalline. These glasses are being utilized as implants in the human body to mend and replace damaged or diseased bones due to their biocompatibility and bioactivity. Because they encourage new bone formation both along with the bone-implant contact and within the implant distant from the bone-implant interface, bioactive glasses are osteoconductive and osteoinductive materials.


Biomaterials, therapeutic ion, intraorally, antibiotics

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