Special Issue "Dental Implant Biomaterials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. María Piedad Ramírez Fernández
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Guest Editor
Cátedra Internacional de Investigación en Odontología, Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), 30107 Murcia, Spain
Interests: evaluation of bone response to different biomaterials used in dental implants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of dental implants for the rehabilitation of missing teeth has increased treatment options for patients. Loss of teeth in the posterior maxillary area can lead to adverse consequences. It is not uncommon to observe severe maxillary atrophy, which reduces the implant prosthetic alternatives to replace missing teeth.

At present, there are several types of graft materials used in this procedure, each with its advantages and disadvantages. Biomaterials that mimic the structure and composition of bone tissue on the nanoscale are important for the development of bone tissue engineering applications. 

Ideal graft implant material should be biocompatible, increase bone volume in the grafted area to promote initial stability at implant sites, and be resorbed with time and be replaced with native bone. The success of scaffold-based bone regeneration approaches strongly depends on the performance of the biomaterial used.

That is why the goal is to seek an ideal scaffold that provides good mechanical support temporarily while maintaining bioactivity, and which can biodegrade later at a tailorable rate. Hence, long-term studies based on histomorphometric and radiological biomaterials behavior must be carried out to understand the pattern of biodegradation of biomaterials and their influence on implant integration.

It is, therefore, my immense pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for the Special Issue, “Dental Implant Biomaterials” covering any aspect of the properties and behavior of dental implant materials, including in vitro and in vivo studies.

Dr. María Piedad Ramírez Fernández
Guest Editor

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  • scaffolds
  • bone grafts
  • bone tissue–material interaction
  • resorption
  • histomorphometric analysis

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