In silicate glasses the kinetics of apatite layer formation is usually rapid but the adhesion to the base glass is poor. Glass ceramics promote a stronger bonding between layer and substrate but decrease the rate of the apatite layer formation. In this work a glass of composition (wt%) 54,89%C3P-24,81%SiO2-20,30%MgO has been studied. This glass was heat treated at four temperatures (840 °C, 870 °C, 890 °C and 910 °C) to obtain glass ceramics with different contents of the same crystalline phase. A calcium magnesium phosphate phase was formed in all glass ceramics in a volume percent increasing with temperature. The apatite layer precipitated after immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF) formed faster on the glass than on the glass ceramics and a decrease in the amount of apatite formed was observed with the increase in crystallinity. It was generally concluded that heat treatment can turn a reactive glass into glass ceramics of different surface behaviors, from bioactive to quasi bio inert materials.