Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 2021 Apr 29;204:111802. Epub 2021 Apr 29.
Department of Orthodontics, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, 266003, China; School of Stomatology, Qingdao University, Qingdao, 266003, China; Institute for Translational Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao University, Qingdao, 266021, China. Electronic address:
Titanium (Ti) is widely applied as bone-anchoring implants in dental and orthopedic applications owing to its superior mechanical characteristics, high corrosion resistance, and excellent biocompatibility. Nevertheless, Ti-based implants with the deﬁciencies of insufficient osteoinduction and associated infections can result in implant failure, which significantly limits its applications in some cases. In this work, hierarchically hybrid biocoatings on Ti implants are developed by gradual incorporation of polydopamine (PDA), ZnO nanoparticles (nZnO), and chitosan (CS)/nanocrystal hydroxyapatite (nHA) via oxidative self-polymerization, nanoparticle deposition, solvent casting and evaporation methods for enhancing their antibacterial activity and osteogenesis. Read More