syn.: Absorbable Property of a material that degrades and dissolves in vivo. Its breakdown products are incorporated into normal physiologic
Designed to assist or modify a biological activity.
Absorbable alloplastic material composed of metal oxides: SiO2, Na2O and P2O5. It has the ability to form a chemical bond with
Capacity of a material to fulfil its function with an appropriate response for a specific application from the receiving host. Quality
Progressive alteration or breakdown of a material in a biological environment.
Progressive alteration of a material in a biological environment.
The quality of a biomaterial that satisfies those functional specifications for which it was designed.
Property of a material that elicits no host response.
The bonding of living tissue to the surface of a biomaterial or implant, which is independent of any mechanical interlocking
Dental The combined apicocoronal height of connective tissue and epithelial attachment. It exists around teeth as well as around dental
Products derived from living tissues (animal or vegetable).
A material intended to interface with the biological System to evaluate, treat, augment or replace tissue, organ or function of the
Scientific field that deals with the mechanical properties of any biomechanical device, device-tissue interface or the properties of tissues themselves.
Able to replicate or imitate a body structure (anatomy) and/or function (physiology).
Biomimetics or biomimicry is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex
Bionics or biologically inspired engineering is the application of biological methods and systems found in nature to the study and
Removal and examination of sample tissue for diagnosis.
The ability of an (autogenous) graft to dissolve physiologically.
Workable, non-resorbable glass ceramic out of the SiO2-Al2O3-MgO-Na2O-K2O-F-system by 3di GmbH. Crystal phase (ca. 60 %) with mainly phlogopit-crystals, embedded
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