A Review of Engineered Zirconia Surfaces in Biomedical Applications

Ling Yin, Yoshitaka Nakanishi, Abdur Rasheed Alao, Xiao Fei Song, Jaafar Abduo, Yu Zhang

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Zirconia is widely used for load-bearing functional structures in medicine and dentistry. The quality of engineered zirconia surfaces determines not only the fracture and fatigue behaviour but also the low temperature degradation (ageing sensitivity), bacterial colonization and bonding strength of zirconia devices. This paper reviews the current manufacturing techniques for fabrication of zirconia surfaces in biomedical applications, particularly, in tooth and joint replacements, and influences of the zirconia surface quality on their functional behaviours. It discusses emerging manufacturing techniques and challenges for fabrication of zirconia surfaces in biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-290
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia CIRP
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event3rd CIRP Conference on BioManufacturing 2017 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jul 11 2017Jul 14 2017



  • Dental restotations
  • joint repalcement
  • manufacuture
  • surfece
  • zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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