Bioceramics are ceramic materials specifi- cally designed for use in medicine and dentistry. They include alumina and zirconia, bioactive glass, glass ceramics, coatings and composites, hydroxyapatite and resorbable calcium phosphates.1,2 There are numerous bioceramics currently in use in both dentistry and medicine, although more so in medicine. Alumina and zirconia are among the bioinert ceramics used for prosthetic devices. Bioac- tive glasses and glass ceramics are available for use in dentistry under various trade names. Additionally, porous ceramics such as calcium phosphate-based materials have been used for filling bone defects.