2021, Vol. 7 Issue 3, Part B
An insight into biodentine
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Rini SJ, Dr. Shinu Lal, Dr. Swathy Sukumaran, Dr. Rajesh Pillai and Dr. Afzal A
ABSTRACT:Calcium silicate based materials have gained popularity in recent years due to their resemblance to mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and their applicability in cases where MTA is indicated. “Biodentine” is a calcium silicate based product which became commercially available (Septodont) and that was specifically designed as a “dentine replacement” material. The material is actually formulated using the MTA-based cement technology, with the improvement of some material properties. Biodentine™ is a second generation hydraulic calcium silicate material that is composed mainly of tricalcium silicate and it also contains zirconium oxide radiopacifier and some additives. It is scientifically engineered for a specific purpose to be used as a dentine replacement material. The enhanced physical and biologic properties of Biodentine™ could be attributed to the presence of finer particle size, use of zirconium oxide as radiopacifier, purity of tricalcium silicate, absence of dicalcium silicate, and the addition of calcium chloride and hydrosoluble polymer. This article is aimed to review the properties of Biodentine by exploring the research work done in this field so far.
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