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Advanced functional polymers for regenerative and therapeutic dentistry

Authors
 W-F Lai  ;  K Oka  ;  H-S Jung 
Citation
 ORAL DISEASES, Vol.21(5) : 550-557, 2015 
Journal Title
ORAL DISEASES
ISSN
 1354-523X 
Issue Date
2015
MeSH
Animals ; Biocompatible Materials/therapeutic use ; Ceramics/therapeutic use ; Dental Implants ; Dental Materials/therapeutic use* ; Dentistry/methods* ; Humans ; Polymers/therapeutic use* ; Tooth/transplantation
Keywords
dental tissue engineering ; oral medicine ; polymers ; regenerative dentistry ; tooth repai
Abstract
Use of ceramics and polymers continues to dominate clinical procedures in modern dentistry. Polymers have provided the basis for adhesives, tissue void fillers, and artificial replacements for whole teeth. They have been remarkably effective in the clinic at restoration of major dental functions after damage or loss of teeth. With the rapid development of polymer science, dental materials science has significantly lagged behind in harnessing these advanced polymer products. What they offer is new and unique properties superior to traditional polymers and crucially a range of properties that more closely match natural biomaterials. Therefore, we should pursue more vigorously the benefits of advanced polymers in dentistry. In this review, we highlight how the latest generation of advanced polymers will enhance the application of materials in the dental clinic using numerous promising examples. Polymers have a broad range of applications in modern dentistry. Some major applications are to construct frameworks that mimic the precise structure of tissues, to restore tooth organ function, and to deliver bioactive agents to influence cell behavior from the inside. The future of polymers in dentistry must include all these new enhancements to increase biological and clinical effectiveness beyond what can be achieved with traditional biomaterials.
Full Text
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/odi.12281/abstract
DOI
10.1111/odi.12281
Appears in Collections:
2. College of Dentistry (치과대학) > Dept. of Oral Biology (구강생물학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Lai, Wing Fu(여영부)
Jung, Han Sung(정한성) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2795-531X
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/140275
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