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Title Oral biofilms and modern dental materials : advances toward bioactivity / Andrei Cristian Ionescu, Sebastian Hahnel, editors
Published Cham : Springer, 2021

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Contents Introduction -- A Paradigm Shift Towards Bioactivity -- Oral Biofilms -- What are They? -- The Importance of the Salivary Pellicle -- Oral Biofilms and Secondary Caries Formation -- Bioreactors: How to Study Biofilms in vitro -- Surface Properties of Dental Materials and Biofilm Formation -- Complex Polymeric Materials and Their Interaction with Microorganisms -- Effect of Oral Biofilms on Dental Materials: Biocorrosion and Biodeterioration -- Considerations for Designing Next Generation Composite Dental Materials -- Multifunctional Restorative Dental Materials: Remineralization and Antibacterial Effect -- Dental Resin-based Materials with Antimicrobial Properties: Contact Inhibition and Controlled Release -- Conclusion -- Future Trends in Dental Materials
Summary This book provides an up-to-date perspective on oral biofilms and dental materials, equipping readers with a sound understanding of their mutual interactions. Experts from across the world comprehensively describe the main strategies that can be followed when designing modern bioactive and biomimetic dental materials, bearing in mind the goal of reducing the occurrence of pathological conditions such as secondary caries and peri-implantitis. The background to the book is the rapid expansion in the use of nanotechnologies and modern techniques to achieve levels of performance of dental materials that were unthinkable even a few years ago. Whereas conventionally dental materials have been regarded as inert, an important paradigm shift is underway: now, these materials are being conceived as bioactive and biomimetic. Modern dental materials can produce a response by interacting positively both with the host and with the biofilm permanently colonizing hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity. These materials increasingly mimic the behavior of the tissues that they are replacing. In documenting the latest knowledge in the field, this book will be of value for both scientists in the fields of nanotechnology, biofilms and dental materials and interested clinicians
Subject Dental materials.
Biofilms.
Dental caries.
Biofilms
Dental Caries
Biofilms
Dental caries
Dental materials
Biofilms.
Materials dentals.
CĂ ries dental.
Genre/Form Llibres electrònics.
Form Electronic book
Author Ionescu, Andrei Cristian, editor
Hahnel, Sebastian, editor
ISBN 9783030673888
303067388X