publication . Article . 2017

β-pyrophosphate: A potential biomaterial for dental applications

Anastasiou, AD; Strafford, S; Posada-Estefan, O; Thomson, CL; Hussaein, SA; Edwards, TJ; Malinowski, M; Hondow, N; Metzger, NK; Brown, CTA; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
The authors acknowledge support from the sponsors of this work; the EPSRC LUMIN (EP/K020234/1) and EU-Marie-Curie-IAPP LUSTRE (324538) projects. Tooth hypersensitivity is a growing problem affecting both the young and ageing population worldwide. Since an effective and permanent solution is not yet available, we propose a new methodology for the restoration of dental enamel using femtosecond lasers and novel calcium phosphate biomaterials. During this procedure the irradiated mineral transforms into a densified layer of acid resistant iron doped β-pyrophosphate, bonded with the surface of eroded enamel. Our aim therefore is to evaluate this densified mineral as ...
Medical Subject Headings: stomatognathic systemstomatognathic diseases
free text keywords: Calcium phosphate, Enamel restoration, Dental biomaterials, Sintering, Iron doping, QC Physics, QD Chemistry, RK Dentistry, NDAS, QC, QD, RK, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science(all), Mechanics of Materials, Condensed Matter Physics

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