Since their first introduction, metallic biomaterials have always been designed to
be corrosion resistant. For decades, this paradigm has become the mainframe of
the biomaterials world. It has been cited in thousands of scientific papers and
taught in hundreds of courses of materials for biomedical devices. It has also been
followed by industries in developing millions of medical devices until today.
Nowadays, with the advent of tissue engineering, biomaterials are envisaged to
actively interact with the body.
Metals are used as biomaterials due to their excellent electrical and thermal conductivity and mechanical
properties. Since some electrons are independent in metals, they can quickly transfer an electric charge and
thermal energy. The mobile free electrons act as the binding force to hold the positive metal ions together.
This attraction is strong, as evidenced by the closely packed atomic arrangement resulting in high specific
gravity and high melting points of most metals.
Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy is an analytical technique used for the qualitative and quantitative determination of the elements present in different samples like food, nanomaterials, biomaterials, forensics, and industrial wastes. The main aim of this book is to cover all major topics which are required to equip scholars with the recent advancement in this field. The book is divided into 12 chapters with an emphasis on specific topics.
The task of providing a reliable replacement for anatomic loss falls short
of the original biology in both elegance and durability. Although prosthetic
replacements are poor substitutes for healthy biology, disease and destruc-
tion leave clinicians few alternatives. Teeth and their prosthetic replacement
typify this dilemma. The healthy tooth is a thing to be admired – strong,
compliant, chemically resistant, and even beautiful.