Emerging Nanotechnologies in Dentistry

1st Edition

Processes, Materials and Applications

Print ISBN: 9781455778621
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Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 22nd November 2011
Page Count: 412
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New nanomaterials are leading to a range of emerging dental treatments that utilize

more biomimetic materials that more closely duplicate natural tooth structure (or bone, in the case of implants). The use of nanostructures that will work in harmony with the body’s own regenerative processes (e.g., to restore tooth structure or alveolar bone) are moving into clinical practice.

This book brings together an international team of experts from the fields of nanomaterials, biomedical engineering and dentistry, to cover the new materials and techniques with potential for use intra-orally or extra-orally for the restoration, fixation, replacement, or regeneration of hard and soft tissues in and about the oral cavity and craniofacial region. New dental nanotechnologies include the use of advanced inorganic and organic materials, smart and biomimetic materials, tissue engineering and drug delivery strategies.

Nanobiomaterials engineers, biomedical researchers, biomedical engineers and dental/oral pre-clinical and clinical researchers will find the comprehensive coverage essential for working with nanotechnologies and materials in their workflow

Table of Contents




List of Contributors

Chapter 1. Nanotechnology and the Future of Dentistry

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Nanotechnology Approaches

1.3. Nanotechnology to Nanomanufacturing

1.4. Nanodentistry

1.5. Future Directions and Conclusions

Chapter 2. Nanoparticles for Dental Materials

2.1. Introduction: Why Use Nanoparticles?

2.2. Synthesis of Nanoparticles

2.3. Examples of Dental Materials Using Nanoparticles

2.4. Selected Properties of Dental Materials Containing Nanoparticles

2.5. Clinical Experience with Dental Materials Containing Nanoparticles

2.6. Conclusions

Chapter 3. Antimicrobial Nanoparticles in Restorative Composites

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Antibacterial Restorative Composites

3.3. Antimicrobial Macromolecules

3.4. Nanoparticles

3.5. Conclusions

Chapter 4. Nanotechnology in Operative Dentistry

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Historical Review: Nanotechnology Applications in Operative Dentistry

4.3. Biomimetics

4.4. Fillers in Composite Resins

4.5. SEM and EDS Evaluation

4.6. Filler Weight Content (wt%)

4.7. Water Sorption

4.8. Mechanical Behavior

4.9. Clinical Applications

4.10. Conclusions

Chapter 5. Impact of Nanotechnology on Dental Implants

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Nanoscale Surface Modifications

5.3. Interactions of Surface Dental Implants with Blood

5.4. Interactions Between Surfaces and MSCs

5.5. Tissue Integration

5.6. Conclusion

Chapter 6. Titanium Surface Modification Techniques for Dental Implants—From Microscale to Nanoscale

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Titanium Surface Modification Methods

6.3. Limitations and Conclusion

Chapter 7. Titanium Nanotub


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