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Special Issue "Ceramic Materials in Oral Applications"

A special issue of Ceramics (ISSN 2571-6131).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2023 | Viewed by 1236

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Paulo J. Palma
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Institute of Endodontics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, 3000-075 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: biomaterials, endodontics filers; endodontics; regenerative tissue; apexification; apical papilla; stem cells; calcium silicate–based cements; cyclic fatigue resistance; dental materials; modified adhesives; bioactive materials; dental composites; mineral trioxide aggregate; nanotechnology; regenerative endodontics procedures; revascularization/revitalization
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Dr. Josette Camilleri
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School of Dentistry, Institute of Clinical Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, 5, Mill Pool Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7EG, UK
Interests: bioceramics; hydraulic silicate cements; material characterization; endodontic materials; clinical application of dental materials; standardization of in vitro testing; clinical protocols
Dr. Joana A. Marques
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1. Center for Innovation and Research in Oral Sciences (CIROS), Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, 3000-075 Coimbra, Portugal
2. Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Endodontics, University of Coimbra, 3000-075 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: endodontics; tooth discoloration; biomaterials in endodontics; dental adhesion; Minimally invasive Endodontics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit manuscripts to a Special Issue dedicated to one of the current hot topics in dentistry worldwide: “Ceramic Materials in Oral Applications”.

Contemporary dentistry largely involves the clinical application of ceramic materials. The evolution of these materials within oral medicine has been remarkable, as new techniques are steadily being introduced and materials constantly developing. This Special Issue focuses on the wide span of clinical applications of these unique materials.

Covered topics include, but are not limited to, the following ceramic materials applications: prosthetic rehabilitation; zirconia implants; bone regeneration; tissue-engineering scaffolds; regenerative endodontic procedures; apexification; vital pulp therapy; root-end filling; perforation repair; orthodontics; and materials’ characterization and development.

Innovative original research articles, case reports, and reviews are welcome, with translational research being highly encouraged.

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Prof. Dr. Paulo J. Palma
Dr. Josette Camilleri
Dr. Joana A. Marques
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Ceramics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • ceramics
  • prosthetic rehabilitation
  • fixed prosthodontics
  • glass ceramics
  • metal oxide ceramics
  • CAD/CAM
  • implantology
  • zirconia implants
  • endodontics
  • bioceramics
  • regenerative endodontic procedures
  • apexification
  • vital pulp therapy
  • root-end filling
  • apical surgery
  • perforation repair
  • ceramic bracket
  • physicochemical properties
  • mechanical properties
  • characterization techniques

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Optical Properties of Five Esthetic Ceramic Materials Used for Monolithic Restorations: A Comparative In Vitro Study
Ceramics 2022, 5(4), 961-980; https://doi.org/10.3390/ceramics5040069 - 10 Nov 2022
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Zirconia has generated tremendous interest in the esthetic materials used for dental restorations. However, using conventional zirconia has some limitations especially in highly esthetically demanding situations, as it lacks the translucency that other ceramic materials possess. This study aimed to evaluate and compare [...] Read more.
Zirconia has generated tremendous interest in the esthetic materials used for dental restorations. However, using conventional zirconia has some limitations especially in highly esthetically demanding situations, as it lacks the translucency that other ceramic materials possess. This study aimed to evaluate and compare the optical properties (shade, translucency, and opalescence) of three CAD-CAM monolithic multilayer zirconia ceramics (GNX; Ceramill Zolid® Gen-X, ZCP; IPS e.max® ZirCAD, and UPC; Upcera® Esthetic Explore Prime) and one CAD-CAM monolithic multilayer polymer-infiltrated hybrid ceramic (ENM; Vita® Enamic) with a CAD-CAM monolithic lithium disilicate ceramic as control (EMX; IPS e.max® CAD). 200 discs (GNX = 40, ZCP = 40, UPC = 40, ENM = 40, and EMX = 40) were cut, polished, and fully crystallized. Half of the samples for each group were subjected to hydrothermal aging. Descriptive analysis and ANOVA tests were used to compare the groups. Zirconia GNX, ZCP, and UPC groups showed significantly lower optical properties than ENM and EMX groups for both the non-aged and aged samples (p < 0.05). UPC and ENM groups showed a significant decrease in translucency and opalescence after aging (p < 0.05). The optical properties of monolithic multilayer zirconia ceramics were lower than monolithic multilayer polymer-infiltrated hybrid ceramic and lithium disilicate ceramic. Polymer-infiltrated hybrid ceramic was significantly affected by aging. Full article
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In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Different Bioceramic Root Canal Sealers
Ceramics 2022, 5(4), 901-907; https://doi.org/10.3390/ceramics5040065 - 01 Nov 2022
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Bioceramic root canal sealers have been introduced in clinical dental use, but less is known about the antibacterial activity against Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus salivarius, and Streptococcus sanguis. The purpose of the study is to compare new bioceramic sealers with a [...] Read more.
Bioceramic root canal sealers have been introduced in clinical dental use, but less is known about the antibacterial activity against Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus salivarius, and Streptococcus sanguis. The purpose of the study is to compare new bioceramic sealers with a traditional zinc-oxide eugenol material considered as a control. The different bioceramic root canal sealants tested were FillRoot ST, BioRoot™RCS, Well-Root™ PT, and CeraSeal. In vitro antibacterial activity against Streptococci was assessed using the agar disc diffusion test at two different intervals, 24 h and 48 h. A non-parametric statistical analysis was performed to compare the inhibition zones for each of the different materials. Bioceramic root canal sealers showed mild antibacterial activity, while zinc-oxide eugenol-based material showed a stronger inhibition of Streptococci diffusion. No differences were detected for the measurements of inhibition zones between 24 h and 48 h except for FillRoot ST and BioRoot™RCS. Full article
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Tooth-Derived Matrix Granules for Enhanced Bone Healing: Chemical Composition, Morphological Aspects, and Clinical Outcomes
Ceramics 2022, 5(4), 981-990; https://doi.org/10.3390/ceramics5040070 - 11 Nov 2022
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Bone grafting has increasingly been used in surgical procedures for enhanced bone augmentation. Tooth-derived graft material has received considerable attention due to its chemical composition and autogenous source that can improve bone tissue healing. The main aim of this study was to provide [...] Read more.
Bone grafting has increasingly been used in surgical procedures for enhanced bone augmentation. Tooth-derived graft material has received considerable attention due to its chemical composition and autogenous source that can improve bone tissue healing. The main aim of this study was to provide a short and comprehensive review on the chemical composition, morphological aspects, and clinical outcomes of bone grafting using tooth-derived matrix granules. Dentin tissue has a chemical composition similar to that on bone tissues regarding the presence of hydroxyapatite, type I collagen, and different growth factors. Dentin-matrix granules are often processed at well-controlled size ranging from approximately 300 up to 1300 µm, while maintaining porosity and organic content. In addition, a dense collagen fiber network is still present after the milling and chemical treatment of dentin granules. Thus, dentin-matrix granules can improve the bone healing process considering their chemical composition, porous structure, and adequate size. However, further in vivo and in vitro studies should be performed taking into consideration different demineralization procedures, remnant organic content, porosity, and granule size. Full article
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