Nanostructured Biomaterials for Cranio-Facial and Oral Applications examines the combined impact of materials science, biomedical and chemical engineering and biology to provide enhanced biomaterials for applications in the field of maxillo-facial rehabilitation and implantology. With a strong focus on a variety of material classes, the book also examines material processing and characterization techniques to decrease mechanical and biological failure in the human body. After an introduction to the field, the book examines some of the most commonly used materials for cranio-facial applications: ceramics, polymers and glass ceramics. The book goes on to look at nanostructured surfaces and functionally graded nanobiomaterials and manufacturing of nanostructured materials by 3-D printing. Finally the degradation of nanostructured biomaterials and the host response are discussed. This book is a valuable resource for scientists, researchers and clinicians wishing to broaden their knowledge in this important and developing field.
1. Current state of nanostructured biomaterials 2. Nanostructured titanium surfaces for craniomaxillofacial and dental implants 3. Degradation of titanium surfaces 4. Systemic and local adverse effect of nano-scale degradation products on peri-implant tissues 5. Nano-hybrid resin composites for craniofacial and oral applications 6. Nanostructured biocompatible ceramics and glass-ceramics 7. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) embedding nano-porous ceramics 8. Nanostructured biomaterials embedding bioactive molecules 9. Functionally graded nanostructured biomaterials 10. Additive manufacturing of nanostructured biomaterials