Bioactive Regenerative Materials and Their Impact on Dental Restoration

April 11, 2019



By Jack D. Griffin, Jr., DMD

Commercial Supporter: Shofu

This article covers bioactive regenerative materials and how they may create new opportunities for restorative dentistry. These materials may offer advances that go beyond the merits of glass-ionomers. The article describes bioactive materials in relation to healing, acid neutralization, and prevention of further damage. Specific materials covered include resin-modified glass-ionomer cement, Giomers, bioactive composites, and bioactive ceramics. The article also briefly describes how to use bioactive materials in specific cases. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss how to create a regenerative environment.

  • Review problems with posterior composites and how to circumvent them. 

  • Discuss advances in dental materials that promote tissue repair.

About the Author

Jack D. Griffin, Jr., DMD
Private Practice
Lake St. Louis, Missouri

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