Special Issue "Physical Properties and Biocompatibility of Restorative Dental Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Domagoj Glavina
Guest Editor
School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: dental materials; biomimetic materials; glass ionomer cements; adhesion; biomimetic procedures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent developments in the field of restorative dental materials represent the continuous search for an ideal restorative material which possesses several functions: mechanical, physical, biomimetic, and aesthetic. The aim of this Special Issue of Materials entitled “Physical Properties and Biocompatibility of Restorative Dental Materials” focuses on the integration of all these functions at both laboratory and clinical levels.

Regarding the clinical success of restoration, it is of the utmost importance that the physical properties of restorative dental materials closely emulate natural tooth properties. Today’s restorative dental materials should not only be biocompatible, but also bioactive and biomimetic and of course highly aesthetic. Recent studies showed that the biocompatibility of composite materials is an important issue. Monomer systems, filler technology, and adhesion on different surfaces are important topics for the improvement of different types of materials. How to make glass ionomer cements (GICs) better in terms of physical (flexural strength, compressive strength, fluoride release) and aesthetic properties in order to be more clinically accepted is also an important issue. Different types of restorative materials should be further evaluated, aiming at finding the best combination of physical, biomimetic, and aesthetic properties. Clinical studies are mandatory in order to prove laboratory-designed properties. I am therefore pleased to invite you to submit new studies on different aspects of physical, biomimetic properties, and clinical management of restorative dental materials.

Prof. Domagoj Glavina
Guest Editor

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  • composites
  • glass ionomer cements
  • ceramic materials
  • adhesion
  • mechanical properties
  • flexural strength
  • thermo-curing
  • surface roughness

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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