Surface modification has a significant technological importance in the field of metallic implants for orthopedics and dentistry. The use of micro and nanostructuring can affect the surface properties to regulate the cell response, aiming to a complete integration of the implant and the host bone or soft tissue with almost no adversity to the surrounding tissue. This chapter summarizes diverse method used for typical biometallic alloys to produce micro and nanostructuring on the surface of the material. Examples of heterogeneous topography and regular arrays with specific texture are shown and their influence on the properties of the surface as well as the interaction with cells is discussed.
Fields of Expertise
- Advanced Materials Science
- Human- & Biotechnology
Warchomicka, F. G. (2020). Surface topographies on the micro and nanoscale of metal alloys for tissue regeneration. in Nanostructured Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine (S. 315-336). Woodhead Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1016/C2017-0-02138-9