November 7, 2018
by James Ives, MPsych
Soon you may no longer have to worry about how long your dental repairs will last. A new dental reconstruction material developed in Sweden offers unprecedented improvements over existing acrylate-based fillers.
Adapted from bone fracture glue research at Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the material, which can be molded in a clinical setting, surpasses currently-used implant materials in key areas of stiffness, strength, biocompatibility and adhesion.
Michael Malkoch, professor in the Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology at KTH, says that the new material was found to bond 160 percent better to tooth surfaces than current commercially-available polymers, which means fewer patients would experience detachment of dental fillers. It also has the potential for 3D printing in a clinical setting.
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