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Inside Dentistry eBook

Managing the Pulpal Response with High Performance Materials

Asle T. Klemma, DDS

Monday, October 3, 2016

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  • A new class of liner and pulp-capping material has the ability to induce apatite crystal formation and form a protective seal.
  • Protective liners can be used to manage subsequent polymerization shrinkage stress and prevent postoperative sensitivity.
  • An indirect pulp cap may provide the tooth the opportunity to repair itself and maintain vitality, and may delay endodontic treatment for years.

Much has been written about the preferred features of an optimal pulp capping material for today’s practices. General dentists spend an estimated 80% of their time performing restorative procedures, and in every case, the pulpal health of the tooth is a concern. Whether the procedure is simple or complex, protection of the pulp is essential for long-term success and patient satisfaction.

This eBook demonstrates the clinical features of a new hydrophilic resin combined with MTA technology, indicated for direct and indirect pulp capping, and as a liner. This material performs as an insulator barrier and protectant of the dental pulpal complex and may aid in the healing process.

Dentinal fluids are absorbed within this material, resulting in the release of calcium and hydroxide ions. The tooth responds to form apatite and a bond, supporting the natural sealing ability of the product. This ability to assist in the formation of apatite plays a critical role in pulpal protection and long-term success.

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