POTENTIAL USE OF CALCIUM PHOSPHATES AS FILLERS IN COMPOSITE RESTORATIVE BIOMATERIALS.

R. Z. LeGeros, B. Penugonda

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Abstract

Commercial composite restorative materials (e. g. , Adaptic, Concise, Silar) consist principally of polymers (e. g. , bis-GMA) and inorganic fillers (e. g. , fused silica, crystalline quartz, lithium-aluminum silicate and borosilicate glass). The biological composites (e. g. , bone, dentine, enamel, pathological calcifications), on the other hand, are composed mainly of a biopolymer and a calcium phosphate filler (collagen and calcium-hydroxy apatite, respectively, in the cases of bone, dentine, and cementum). The purpose of this study was to explore the possibility of using calcium phosphates left bracket apatites and related calcium phosphates such as tricalcium phosphate (TCP), dibasic calcium phosphate (DCP), etc right bracket as fillers in new composite restorative biomaterials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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