Titanium alloys for medical and dental applications

M. Niinomi

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Titanium alloy are recently getting much attention for medical and dental applications because of their excellent specific strength, corrosion resistance, biocompatibility, etc. Among the titanium alloys, β type titanium alloys composed of non-toxic and non-allergic elements like Nb, Ta, Zr, etc. are getting much attention because of their low Young's modulus and excellent workability. As well as low Young's modulus, functional properties like super elastic property, shape memory property, etc., which are suitable for stents, catheters, dental wires, etc. are energetically investigated. β type titanium alloys composed of non-toxic and non-allergic elements have also high potential for dental applications. Developments of new titanium alloys and investment materials for dental precision castings are main topics in dental applications. Recent research and development of titanium alloys for medical and dental applications will be described with focusing on the newly developed β type titanium alloy, Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr, composed of non-toxic and non-allergic elements with low Young's modulus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Device Materials - Proceedings of the Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2003
EditorsS. Shrivastava
Pages417-422
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
EventMedical Device Materials - Proceedings of the Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2003 - Anaheim, CA., United States
Duration: 2003 Sep 82003 Sep 10

Publication series

NameMedical Device Materials - Proceedings of the Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2003

Other

OtherMedical Device Materials - Proceedings of the Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2003
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA.
Period03/9/803/9/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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