hydroxylapatite

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hydroxylapatite

[hī¦dräk·səl′ap·ə‚tīt]
(mineralogy)
Ca5(PO4)3OH A rare form of the apatite group that crystallizes in the hexagonal system.
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Market for ceramics used as dental bone graft substitutes is sub segmented into hydroxyapetite, tricalcium phosphate, and biphasic calcium phosphate.
Hydroxyapetite is often applied to titanium implants via TPS to aid osseo-integration.
While the reason for the lower incidence of dental caries may be multifactorial, past in vitro experiments have shown a strong affinity for phytate and calcium hydroxyapetite in tooth enamel, forming a physical barrier that protects against acid attacks.