Special Issue "Titanium and Titanium Based Materials in Biomedical Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Jae Sung Kwon
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Department and Research Institute of Dental Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea
Interests: biomaterials; dental materials; bicompatibility; standard; medical devices; plasma

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Titanium and titanium alloys have been used in the field of biomedical application for a long period of time. It is one of the most commonly used metal-based biomaterials in many parts of medical applications, utilizing the characteristics of biocompatible and bioactive titanium surface. Today, dental implants and most orthopedic implants are made of titanium for this reason, while other favorable characteristics such as hardness and high level of mechanical strength will be other contributing factors for the choice of selections. Other uses of titanium include the use of titanium-based alloy, where titanium–aluminum–vanadium alloy (Ti–6Al–4V) has been widely used in many biomedical applications, allowing somewhat improved chemical and physical properties, while nickel–titanium alloy has been commonly used as shape–memory metal in orthodontics. Moreover, the recent progress in additive manufacturing, so called 3D-printing technology, has widened the use of titanium and titanium alloys in the field of biomedical application, where processes such as selective laser sintering using titanium or titanium alloy powders allowed the formation of patient-specific devices. Comprehensive knowledge of the biological, chemical, physical, and mechanical proprieties of titanium and titanium alloys, in relation to biomedical applications, requires a multidisciplinary approach. Hence, the aim of this Special Issue would be a participation of worldwide researchers from various backgrounds and encourage interactions to provide insights on titanium and titanium-based materials in biomedical applications. We aim to publish innovative results on several aspects of the titanium and titanium based materials used in the biomedical field. For this purpose, original research articles, review articles, and significant preliminary communications are invited, with particular interest in articles describing current research trends and future perspectives in titanium and titanium-based materials in biomedical applications.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Titanium and titanium-based biomaterials
  • Titanium surface modification for biomedical application
  • Titanium and titanium-based materials for orthopedic application
  • Titanium and titanium-based materials for dental implant
  • Titanium and titanium-based materials for orthodontic application
  • Titanium-based nanomaterials

Prof. Dr. Jae-Sung Kwon
Guest Editor

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In Vitro Effects of Cyclic Dislodgement on Retentive Properties of Various Titanium-Based Dental Implant Overdentures Attachment System
Materials 2019, 12(22), 3770; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12223770 - 16 Nov 2019
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the change in the retentive forces of four different titanium-based implant attachment systems during the simulation of insert–removal cycles in an artificial oral environment. Five types of titanium-based dental implant attachment systems (Locator, Kerator, O-ring, [...] Read more.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the change in the retentive forces of four different titanium-based implant attachment systems during the simulation of insert–removal cycles in an artificial oral environment. Five types of titanium-based dental implant attachment systems (Locator, Kerator, O-ring, EZ-Lock, and Magnetic) were studied (n = 10). The specimens underwent insert–removal cycles in artificial saliva, and the retentive force was measured following 0, 750, 1500, and 2250 cycles. Significant retention loss was observed in all attachment systems, except the magnetic attachments, upon completion of 2250 insertion and removal cycles, compared to the initial retentive force (p < 0.05). A comparison of the initial retentive forces revealed the highest value for Locator, followed by the Kerator, O-ring, EZ-Lock, and Magnetic attachments. Furthermore, Kerator demonstrated the highest retentive loss, followed by Locator, O-ring, EZ-Lock, and Magnetic attachments after 2250 cycles (p < 0.05). In addition, the Locator and Kerator systems revealed significant decrease in retentive forces at all measurement points (p < 0.05). The retention force according to the insert–removal cycles were significantly different according to the types of dental implant attachment systems. Full article
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Planned Papers

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1. Title: In Vitro Effect of Cyclic Dislodgement on Retentive Properties of Various Titanium based Dental Implant Overdentures Attachment System

Authors: Tae-Yun Kang, Jee-Hwan Kim, Kwang-Mahn Kim and Jae-Sung Kwon

2. Author: Seunghan Oh

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