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Materials 2017, 10(5), 507; doi:10.3390/ma10050507

Current Insights into the Modulation of Oral Bacterial Degradation of Dental Polymeric Restorative Materials

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Department of Orthodontics, School of Stomatology, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China
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Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Division, Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
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Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
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Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore , MD 21250, USA
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Operative Dentistry Division, Department of General Dentistry, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
These two authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Franz E. Weber
Received: 19 March 2017 / Revised: 25 April 2017 / Accepted: 27 April 2017 / Published: 6 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
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Abstract

Dental polymeric composites have become the first choice for cavity restorations due to their esthetics and capacity to be bonded to the tooth. However, the oral cavity is considered to be harsh environment for a polymeric material. Oral biofilms can degrade the polymeric components, thus compromising the marginal integrity and leading to the recurrence of caries. Recurrent caries around restorations has been reported as the main reason for restoration failure. The degradation of materials greatly compromises the clinical longevity. This review focuses on the degradation process of resin composites by oral biofilms, the mechanisms of degradation and its consequences. In addition, potential future developments in the area of resin-based dental biomaterials with an emphasis on anti-biofilm strategies are also reviewed. View Full-Text
Keywords: biofilm; dental materials; degradation; dental caries biofilm; dental materials; degradation; dental caries
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Zhang, N.; Ma, Y.; Weir, M.D.; Xu, H.H.K.; Bai, Y.; Melo, M.A.S. Current Insights into the Modulation of Oral Bacterial Degradation of Dental Polymeric Restorative Materials. Materials 2017, 10, 507.

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