Methods for Biomimetic Mineralisation of Human Enamel: A Systematic Review
AbstractBiomimetic mineralisation is an alternative restorative methodology that imitates the natural process of mineralisation. We aimed to systematically review the laboratory methods on the biomimetic mineralisation of demineralised enamel. A search in the PubMed, ScienceDirect, and ISI Web of Science databases was performed. Clinical trials, reviews, non-English articles, animal teeth, non-tooth substrates, and irrelevant studies were excluded. After screening the titles and abstracts of initially searched articles, 20 papers remained for full-text analysis. Eight articles were identified from the references of the remaining papers. A total of 28 studies were included in this systematic review. We found that protein or protein analogues were used to mimic the function of natural protein in 23 studies. Bioactive components inspired by mussel, an agarose hydrogel model, a glycerine-enriched gelatine technique, and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, were also used for biomimetic mineralisation of enamel. These laboratory studies reported success in the biomimetic mineralisation of enamel. Potential further research on the biomimetic mineralisation of enamel was discussed. View Full-Text
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Cao, C.Y.; Mei, M.L.; Li, Q.-L.; Lo, E.C.M.; Chu, C.H. Methods for Biomimetic Mineralisation of Human Enamel: A Systematic Review. Materials 2015, 8, 2873-2886.
Cao CY, Mei ML, Li Q-L, Lo ECM, Chu CH. Methods for Biomimetic Mineralisation of Human Enamel: A Systematic Review. Materials. 2015; 8(6):2873-2886.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cao, Chris Y.; Mei, May L.; Li, Quan-li; Lo, Edward C.M.; Chu, Chun H. 2015. "Methods for Biomimetic Mineralisation of Human Enamel: A Systematic Review." Materials 8, no. 6: 2873-2886.