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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92-96

Biphasic calcium phosphate in periapical surgery


1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Narayana Dental College, Nellore, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, India
3 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sri Venkateswara Dental College, Chennai, India
4 Department of Bioceramics, Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), Chennai, India

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Chinni Suneelkumar
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Narayana Dental College, Nellore - 524 002
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.44059

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Calcium phosphate ceramics like hydroxyapatite and β -tricalcium phosphate (β -TCP) possess mineral composition that closely resembles that of the bone. They can be good bone substitutes due to their excellent biocompatibility. Biphasic calcium phosphate is a bone substitute which is a mixture of hydroxyapatite and β -tricalcium phosphate in fixed ratios. Studies have demonstrated the osteoconductive potential of this composition. This paper highlights the clinical use of biphasic calcium phosphate as a bone substitute in periapical surgery.


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