Adhesive Materials with Bioprotective/Biopromoting Functions

Sai Ma, Lina Niu, Fang Li, Ming Fang, Ling Zhang, Franklin R. Tay, Satoshi Imazato, Jihua Chen

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Esthetic restoration using resinous materials has achieved great success in the past decade.A large part of this success is attributed to the significant advances in adhesive materials. Although refinement of existing adhesive materials is still required to improve bonding reliability and reproducibility, the development of innovative adhesives with bioprotective/biopromoting functions has been recognized as an important direction for future research. Until now, significant achievements have been made in the development of adhesives that can protect the bonded interface from extrinsic bacteria- or intrinsic enzyme-induced destruction, as well as those that can promote the natural remineralization or regeneration process of the tooth tissue. In this review, the author will summarize the latest developments in these innovative bioactive adhesive materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-221
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Oral Health Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2014


  • Antibacterial
  • Biopromoting
  • Bioprotective
  • Collagen cross-linking
  • Dental adhesives
  • MMPs
  • Pulp regeneration
  • Remineralization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
  • Oral Surgery
  • Surgery


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