Inter J Stomatol ›› 2018, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (4): 459-464.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2018.04.016

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Research progress on the biological properties of calcium silicate-based pulp capping agents

Chen Yanhuo, An Shaofeng, Gao Yan   

  1. Dept. of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Hospital of Stomatology, Guanghua School of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University;Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Guangzhou 510055, China
  • Received:2017-10-14 Revised:2018-04-08 Online:2018-07-02 Published:2018-07-02
  • Supported by:
    This study was supported by Training Program Foundation for the Youth Scholars of Sun Yat-sen University (16ykpy01).

Abstract: With the progress of the dental pulp biology and biomaterials research, minimally invasive clinical approach including vital pulp therapy has become a hot spot in endodontics. Biological properties of pulp capping agent play a pivotal role in determining the events of vital pulp therapy. Calcium silicate cements are biocompatible novel materials with excellent physicochemical properties and capacity for stimulating reparative dentin formation. Currently, different types of calcium silicate cements have been applied to vital pulp therapy and achieved good clinical outcomes. However, there is a great quantity of researches regarding these materials, which may confuse readers. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to review current progress on biological properties and feasible strategies of different calcium silicate-based capping agents in order to provide a reference for their rational clinical application.

Key words: calcium silicate, pulp capping, dental pulp cells, odontoblastic differentiation

CLC Number: 

  • R781.05

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