Tantalum

Biocompatible heavy metal with high resistance to heat and wear. Often used in dental and orthopedic implants. Costly to manufacture due to high melting point.

Tantalum forms an oxide film that is highly resistant to chemical attack and is unaffected by bodily fluids.  It is also a non-irritating metal, making it suitable for metal implants. Overall biocompatibility of tantalum is

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