Special Issue "Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry"
A special issue of Biomimetics (ISSN 2313-7673).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: maintaining pulp vitality in decayed and cracked teeth; fiber-composite dental applications
2. Alleman–Deliperi Centers for Biomimetic Dentistry
Interests: stress reducing direct composite techniques; fiber-composite dental applications
The philosophy of "looking at the natural tooth" has inspired a new type of restorative dentistry. This biomimetic approach differs from and is superior to the traditional mechanical restorative dental approach that has been taught to dentists for over 200 years. Biomimetic dentistry is a true paradigm shift in the world of restorative dentistry. The techniques have evolved from adhesive composite resin technology that began in the late 1970s. The ability to increase the bond strength of restorative material to the natural tooth has led to the preservation of pulp vitality, the conservation of tooth structure, and the limiting of the need for future re-treatments. These are the overriding goals of these new protocols. This Special Issue aims to provide proof-of-concept of the biomimetic approach in restorative dentistry. We encourage researchers across disciplines to contribute to the development of this emerging, growing field by submitting relevant research, case studies, comprehensive review articles. With this Special Issue, we would also like to encourage professionals and practitioners involved in the education of dentists to embrace this new and better way to "fix teeth" so they can perform like natural teeth.
Dr. David Alleman
Dr. Simone Delpieri
Manuscript Submission Information
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- tooth conservation
- pulp vitality
- hybrid layer
- strength of teeth
- operative dental procedures
- dental crack syndrome
- hydrodynamic theory of dental pain
- polymerization shrinkage of composites
- modulus of elasticity of enamel
- modulus of elasticity of dentin
- cohesive strength of enamel
- cohesive strength of dentin
- cohesive strength of dentino-enamel complex
- adhesive dentistry
- biomimetic dentistry
- caries removal
- indirect pulp capping
- matrix metalloproteinases
- remineralization of teeth
- immediate dentin sealing
- resin coating
- dentin bonding systems
- flowable composites
- stress reduction
- minimally invasive dentistry
- fiber nets
- fiber composites
- deep margin elevation
- semi-direct restoration