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Bioactive Glass Applications in Dentistry

Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, 0455 Oslo, Norway
Informetrics Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City 7000, Vietnam
Faculty of Applied Sciences, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City 7000, Vietnam
Prosthodontic and Dental Implantology Department, College of Dentistry, King Faisal University, Al-Hofuf, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia
Department of Restorative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Al Madinah, Al Munawwarah 41311, Saudi Arabia
Islamic International Dental College, Riphah International University Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20(23), 5960;
Received: 29 October 2019 / Revised: 22 November 2019 / Accepted: 23 November 2019 / Published: 27 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Materials Science)
At present, researchers in the field of biomaterials are focusing on the oral hard and soft tissue engineering with bioactive ingredients by activating body immune cells or different proteins of the body. By doing this natural ground substance, tissue component and long-lasting tissues grow. One of the current biomaterials is known as bioactive glass (BAG). The bioactive properties make BAG applicable to several clinical applications involving the regeneration of hard tissues in medicine and dentistry. In dentistry, its uses include dental restorative materials, mineralizing agents, as a coating material for dental implants, pulp capping, root canal treatment, and air-abrasion, and in medicine it has its applications from orthopedics to soft-tissue restoration. This review aims to provide an overview of promising and current uses of bioactive glasses in dentistry. View Full-Text
Keywords: bioactive glass; dentistry; tissue regeneration; antimicrobial bioactive glass; dentistry; tissue regeneration; antimicrobial
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Skallevold, H.E.; Rokaya, D.; Khurshid, Z.; Zafar, M.S. Bioactive Glass Applications in Dentistry. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 5960.

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