Special Issue "Design of Monomers and Polymers with Dental Applications: Dental Composites and Adhesives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021).
Interests: polymer composites; networks and polyelectrolyte
Interests: adhesives; dental composites resins; mechanical properties
Interests: dental biomaterials; natural polymers; molecular biology; electrospinning; oral tissue regeneration; nanotechnology; biomolecules; clinical dentistry
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Monomers and polymers have increasingly been used in dental materials. Dental composite resins are important and prevalent materials used to aesthetically restore the structure of teeth, generally impaired by caries, erosion, fracture, or attrition. Therefore, diverse materials are available; for instance, conventional composite resins, adhesives, flowable composites or cements. Their use or application depends on the depth, size, and location of the existing defect. As they have application in humans, they are biomaterials; thus, following the definition of a biomaterial, dental composite resins and adhesives are considered materials that direct their use in dental therapy by the interaction with living systems. Dental composite materials and adhesives are a lasting source of bioactive compounds in various tissues of the oral cavity in both short- and long-term scenarios. Therefore, the design and synthesis of monomers and polymers with applications in dentistry are important in polymer chemistry. The monomers in dental composites or adhesives must preferably be liquid compounds, miscible with monomers commonly used in dentistry such as BisGMA, UDMA or TEGDEMA, and they must be capable to carry out the photopolymerization reaction when exposed to blue visible light source such as blue light emitting diodes (LEDs). In addition, less shrinkage, high degree of conversion and depth of cure along with good mechanical, wear properties and some specific characteristics such as remineralization and antimicrobial properties are desired for dental restorative materials; these properties allow their application in the oral cavity in both short- and long-term scenarios.
This issue welcomes contributions relating to the use of monomers and polymers in dental materials and their polymerization process, as well as the effects of different fillers, and important characteristics of dental materials such as adhesion, wear behavior, antimicrobial behavior and biocompatibility. As Guest Editor of the issue entitled “Design of Monomers and Polymers with Dental Applications: Dental Composites and Adhesives”, it is a great pleasure to invite you to contribute to this issue with your recent results in this important field of research. We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Ana M. Herrera-González
Dr. Carlos Enrique Cuevas Suárez
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zafar
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- Dental composites
- Dental resins
- Dental monomers
- Dental polymers
- Dental materials
- Mechanical behavior