Special Issue "Advanced Functional Biomaterials for Dental Implants"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
Interests: dentofacial orthopedics; orthodontic biomechanics; clear aligners; miniscrews; multidisciplinary treatments
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Dentistry, as a specialty, is believed to have commenced about 300 B.C. Cavities in teeth have been replaced or restored since ancient times with a variety of materials including stone chips, cork, metal foils, or sometimes human teeth. The main goal of dentistry is to enhance the quality of the life of dental patients. This can be achieved by the development and selection of biocompatible and durable tooth-filling materials, i.e., prosthetic materials that are able to stand the adverse conditions of our oral environment.
During the last decades, we have seen the development, characterization, and usage of new materials to repair and replace teeth. Four main groups of dental materials are used today, metals, ceramics, composites, and polymers. The recent focus of the dental materials involves the study of the composition, structure, and properties of the materials that dentists and laboratories are using and the way in which they are placed. It is true to say that dentists and dental technicians have a wider variety of materials than any other comparable professions.
Recent advances in this field, not only include synthesis and fabrication, but also the characterization of these materials, which has allowed us to understand these materials better and tailor them to specific applications, resulting in the creation of new and novel materials that are added to the armory of dental clinicians. Furthermore, the characterization techniques have allowed us to understand the properties of natural hard and soft tissues in detail providing a better understanding of their functions.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Vincenzo Grassia
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