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The use of mineral trioxide aggregate in endodontics - status report

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 1644-387X

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mineral trioxide aggregate, endodontics, root canal sealer,
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
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Last Modified: 09 Dec 2016 10:30
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2187

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