What is bioceramic sealer?
Bioceramic sealers are sealers those contain calcium silicate and/or calcium phosphate as their main compositions, i.e., Endosequence BC Sealer while Hybrid bioceramic sealers are resin-based root canal sealers or other root canal sealers those contain some bioceramic components, i.e., MTA Fillapex.
Is MTA a bioceramic sealer?
The first-generation bioceramic or hydraulic cement introduced in endodontics is mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) in the 1990s by Dr. M. Torabinejad. Hydraulic cements refer to a material that needs hydration to set and once set are impervious to dissolution in water.
Why are Bioceramics used?
Bioceramics are used mainly for repair and reconstruction of diseased or damaged parts of the musculoskeletal system. The choice of a particular bioceramic for a given application will depend on the type of bioceramic/tissue attachment required.
Is MTA Fillapex a Bioceramic?
Bioceramic sealer containing 13.2% MTA – exceptional biological healing capabilities.
Where are bioceramics used?
Why Bioceramics for endodontics?
Bioceramics now have a wide array of applications both in endodontics and restorative dentistry. An up-to-date knowledge of these new bioactive materials is essential to ensure the selection of the most suitable material in different clinical situations. Footnotes Source of funding:None declared.
What is biomineralisation in endodontics?
This property of “biomineralisation” helps improve the tissue attachment of these materials. 15,16 The purpose of this narrative review is to critically discuss the increasing use of bioceramic materials in endodontics with specific emphasis of the commercial variations from a clinical perspective.
How do bioceramics work?
Bioceramics produce, during the hydration process, different compounds, e.g. hydroxyapatites, with the ability to induce a regenerative response in the human body. When placed in contact with the bone, mineral hydroxyapatite has an osteoconductive efect, leading to the bone formation at the interface.
What are the materials used in endodontics?
From a chemical perspective, most bioactive materials used in endodontics are based on tricalcium and dicalcium silicate. 2,8 When these tri-and dicalcium silicates interact with water, calcium silicate hydrate (CSH) gel is formed, initially as a colloidal gel, which then hardens with time.