Special Issue "Advanced Materials for Regenerative and Restorative Dentistry"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: dental materials, biomaterials; mechanics of materials; regenerative medicine; tissue engineering; additive manufacturing technologies; 3D-printing; clinical applications and performances of dental materials
Nowadays, all medical specialties, in particular dentistry, pay special attention to the innovation of materials, which can improve patients’ conditions and clinicians’ therapeutic options. The main field of application concerns the regeneration of diseased tissues or their replacement with prosthesis. In the regenerative field, the materials must demonstrate a high biocompatibility, known as the ability of a material to be well tolerated by a living organism, with adequate biological responses even in the long term. In the prosthetic field, the materials must be biomimetic, that is, they should offer aesthetic and mechanical integration of the restorations, reaching appearance and functionality comparable to those of the natural tissues that they replace. The joint venture between biocompatibility and biomimetics is certainly the open challenge for the new materials. In regenerative medicine, the new materials, formed by nanostructured and engineered scaffolds, allow more and more innovative therapeutic modalities, able to provide the human organism with the necessary elements and the microenvironment for true bone regeneration. The newly introduced materials for prosthetic treatments present complex and modulable nanometric structures; they offer high aesthetic and functional adaptation thanks to the possibility of cementing them to residual dental tissues. Furthermore, they are compatible with the most modern technologies, allowing a standardization of the results. The forthcoming Special Issue of Materials aims to recognize the new advances in this attractive field of research. It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute your research article, communication, or review for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Tonino Traini
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- Tissue engineering
- Bone regeneration
- Autologous bioactive materials
- Biocompatibility dental materials
- Biomimetic dental materials
- Glass ceramics
- Nanostructured dental ceramics
- Adhesive dentistry
- Computer-aided manufacturing