glass, bioactive

glass, bioactive,

n a form of glass that encourages bone growth. The compound consists of silica (glass) and other materials (often including calcium) in powder or molded form. In dental offices, bioactive glass is often used to repair bone structures during extractions or other procedures.
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The Global Bioactive Material market can be segmented into three: Bioactive Glass, Bioactive Ceramics, and Composites.