Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences

Document Type : Letter(s) to the Editor


1 Department of Dentistry, AIIMS- All India Institute of Medical Sciences NH-34 Connector, Nadia, Saguna, Kalyani, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

2 Department of Orthodontics, Cuddalore Government Dental College and Hospital (Formerly Raja Muthiah Dental College and Hospital), Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India



Bio-medical implants and prostheses are made of metals and their alloys and are prone to corrosion and wear. Therefore, it seems necessary to develop lightweight reinforced polymer composites with enhanced properties. 


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