Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 25 January 2013 15:44
Biodentine is a proven all-in-one adhesive dentin replacement material that is bioactive, biocompatible, leakage free, and can be used for the restoration of both the crown and root wherever dentin is compromised. Successful clinical indications include restoring deep cavities with both direct and indirect pulp capping, pulpotomies, perforation repair, and internal/external resorptions. The key properties of Biodentine include: higher compressive strength than dentin, equivalent flexural modulus as dentin, micro-leakage-free, cuts like dentin, no need for special surface preparation, sets in 10-12 minutes – restoration can be placed within 5 minutes, medical grade purity, and stain-resistance. Biodentine has successfully saved hundreds of teeth from the need for Root Canal Therapy (RCT).
The bioactivity of Biodentine has been bioengineered so that the chemical setting reaction creates a hydration of tricalcium silicate, which produces a calcium silicate gel and a bioactive calcium hydroxide. Studies have shown that Biodentine demonstrates the ability to induce odontoblast differentiation from pulp progenitor cells. This results in a mineralized matrix with molecular characteristics of dentin. Biodentine also exhibits equivalent mechanical properties as human dentin.
Studies are available upon request. Biodentine is available through the dental supply dealer. For more information, call 1-800-872-8305 or visit our website at www.septodontusa.com.
For more information contact:
Septodont, Materials Division