The use of mineral trioxide aggregate in endodontics - status report
Czarnecka, Beata, Coleman, Nichola J., Shaw, Honorata and Nicholson, John W. (2008) The use of mineral trioxide aggregate in endodontics - status report. Dental and Medical Problems, 45 (1). pp. 5-11. ISSN 1644-387XFull text not available from this repository.
Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) is a clinical product comprising a mixture of Portland cement and bismuth oxide which is currently used as a root−filling material in dentistry. It has good biological compatibility, is capable of promoting both osteogenesis and cementogensis, and is finding increasing use in endodontic therapy. It is dimensionally stable, and provides an acceptable and durable seal for endodontically treated teeth. This article reviews the chemistry and applications of MTA, and highlights the fact that very little is currently known about the hydration chemistry, phase evolution and stability of this cement in physiological environments. However, biological effects of MTA have been well documented and are considered in detail. The article concludes that this material is a useful addition to the range of materials available for clinical application in endodontics.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||mineral trioxide aggregate, endodontics, root canal sealer|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RK Dentistry|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Science|
School of Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
|Last Modified:||01 Apr 2011 14:13|
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