Preparation and characterization of biodegradable scaffolds of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) 50: 50 and hydroxyapatite for dental applications

Kishore Ginjupalli, Ranjith Kumar Averineni, Bhat K. Mahalinga, N. Udupa

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In the present study, biodegradable scaffolds of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) PLGA 50:50 with acidic microclimate controlling additives were prepared and characterized for their degradation behavior, physical, and mechanical properties. Results indicate that scaffolds with acidic microclimate controlling additives undergo degradation without large variation in pH of the surrounding medium. Results also indicated that microclimate controlling additives did not significantly alter the physical and mechanical properties of the scaffolds. From the results, it can be concluded that PLGA 50:50 scaffolds with acidic microclimate controlling additives can be used as root replicas after the tooth extraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-44
Number of pages14
JournalComposite Interfaces
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 02-01-2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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