An antibacterial bioceramic, silver containing yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ), was fabricated by sintering for dental prosthesis applications. The biocompatibility, hemocompatibility and antibacterial ability of the silver containing YSZ were evaluated. The addition of silver did not cause tetragonal phase to transform into monoclinic phase and the silver containing YSZ maintained an excellent mechanical property. Furthermore, the sintered silver containing YSZ showed no toxicity and possessed a good antibacterial ability against both Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Escherichia coli (E. coli) cell.
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