Bio active materials in pediatric dentistry: A review
AUTHOR(S): S Srikanth Raju, Srujana MP, M Kiranmayi, E Rajendra Reddy, S Sai Divya and P Gowtham
Remineralization, a natural repair process of carious tooth, is widely followed treatment strategy and requires action of specific agents, which may further assist in preventing formation of newer lesions in the oral cavity. Materials which promote the remineralization are extensively researched and understanding the action of these materials and their dynamics is utmost important.
These bioactive and biomimetic materials have evolved over a period of four decades and have become specialized, easier to manipulate with better properties. A continuous research for further betterment of these materials to meet the increasing clinical and restorative needs should be promoted. The future of dentistry shifts towards use of these biomimetic materials and the aim is to provide the tooth with minerals rather than using chemicals to restore. This article focuses about various bio active materials and their applications in pediatric dentistry.