Influence of filler characteristics on the performance of dental composites: A comprehensive review

Elfakhri, Farah, Alkahtani, Rawan, Li, Chunchun and Khaliq, Jibran (2022) Influence of filler characteristics on the performance of dental composites: A comprehensive review. Ceramics International. ISSN 0272-8842 (In Press)

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In restorative dentistry, dental composites have become a popular material of choice due to the increasing aesthetic demands and address challenges like recurrent cavities and restorative bulk fracture, which are the most common causes of dental composite failure. To address these issues, various types and shapes of reinforcement fillers were researched to enhance the mechanical properties of composite formulations over conventional composites. Furthermore, antibacterial agents and ion-releasing fillers are used to prevent secondary caries and promote the remineralisation of dental tissue. This review article aims to review the literature of dental resin composites, focusing on various filler categories and their impact on the materials' performance, to aid future development of dental resin composites for clinical applications with optimal properties that can overcome current limitations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: We gratefully acknowledge the support provided by Cara and Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dental resin composites, Ceramic fillers, Smart fillers, Remineralising activity, Antibacterial
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2022 16:03
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2022 08:35

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