Bioscience and bioengineering of titanium materials / Yoshiki Oshida, MS, PhD, Professor Emeritus, School of Dentistry, Indiana University, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN, USA, Adjunct Professor, School of Dentistry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Bridging the gap between medical/dental and engineering/technology areas, this book organizes and processes the findings from over 2,000 published articles and studies into a coherent and easily accessible manner. The content covers Materials Classifications, Chemical and Electrochemical Reactions, Oxidation, Biological Reactions, Implant-related Biological Reactions, Applications, Fabrication Technologies, Surface Modifications, and Future Perspectives with updated findings, deftly weaving older and newer technologies together to give a clear overview. The author, with extensive work in both academics and industry, helps medical practitioners and students answer a number of practical questions, including: What is titanium?; What type of titanium materials should I use in this case?; Can I use this titanium material for my patient?; Why does this titanium material behave like this? How can I fabricate my design using titanium?; And are there any alternative materials or methods? This book is an essential resource for anyone researching titanium in its fundamental aspects and medical/dental applications. Reviews over 2,000 published articles, drawing information from several types of studies and reports. Provides quick access to the primary literature in this fieldUp-to-date information on nanoscience and nanotechnology developments. Helps readers answer questions about the most appropriate materials and when to use them.