1. An Introduction to Bioactivity via Restorative Dental Materials
2. Current Status and Role of Dental Polymeric Restorative Materials
3. Impact of Dental Caries on Survival of Polymeric Restorations
4. Interactions between Oral Bacteria and Antibacterial Polymer-Based Restorative Materials
5. Biomaterial, Host, and Microbial Interactions: Factors to Consider When Developing Resin-Based Restorative Materials
6. Advances in the Development of Antibacterial Composites
7. Nanotechnology and Delivery System for Bioactive Antibiofilm Dental Materials
8. Antibacterial, pH Neutralizing, and Remineralizing Fillers in Polymeric Restorative Materials
9. Methods for Characterization of Bioactivity Using Confocal Microscopy
10. Quantum Dots as Biointeractive and Non-Agglomerated Nanoscale Fillers for Dental Resins
Restorative biomaterials in dentistry are designed to restore the shape and function of teeth. Their applicability is related to restorative procedures such as dental restorations, dentures, dental implants, and endodontic materials. Designing Bioactive Polymeric Materials for Restorative Dentistry reviews the current state of the art for restorative biomaterials and discusses the near-future trends in this field. The book examines the biomaterials utilized in restorative dental applications (bonding, composites, cements, and ceramics) and assesses the design for these materials and the role of nanotechnology.
All of the contributors are active clinical dentists and researchers in this field.
• Overviews the major ongoing research efforts on developing bioactive bonding systems and composites in dental biomaterials
• Focuses on emerging trends in restorative dental biomaterials
• Incorporates evidence-based data on new restorative dental materials throughout the book
• Features extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study
Mary Anne S. Melo, DDS, MSc, PhD FADM, is an Associate Professor and Division Director of Operative Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.