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Title: Direct Pulp Capping: Which is the Most Effective Biomaterial? A Retrospective Clinical Study
Authors: Paula, Anabela 
Carrilho, Eunice 
Laranjo, Mafalda 
Abrantes, Ana M. 
Casalta-Lopes, João 
Botelho, Maria Filomena 
Marto, Carlos Miguel 
Ferreira, Manuel M. 
Keywords: biocompatibility; biomaterials; clinical; direct pulp capping; pulp vitality
Issue Date: 16-Oct-2019
Publisher: MDPI
Project: GAI 2013 (Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra) 
FCT - Strategic Project PEst-C/SAU/UI3282/2013 and UID/NEU/04539/2013 
Serial title, monograph or event: Materials
Volume: 12
Issue: 20
Abstract: (1) Background: Recently, tricalcium silicate cements, such as Biodentine™, have emerged. This biomaterial has a calcium hydroxide base and characteristics like mineral aggregate trioxide cements, but has tightening times that are substantially more suitable for their application and other clinical advantages. (2) Methods: A retrospective clinical study was conducted with 20 patients, which included a clinical evaluation of the presence or absence of pulp inflammation compatible symptoms, radiographic evaluation of the periapical tissues, and structural alterations of the coronary restoration that supports pulp capping therapies with Biodentine™ and WhiteProRoot®MTA. (3) Results: This clinical study revealed similar success rates between mineral trioxide cement and tricalcium silicates cements at 6 months, with 100% and 95% success rates, respectively. There were no statistically significant differences between both biomaterials and between these and the various clinical circumstances, namely the absolute isolation of the operating field, exposure size, the aetiology of exposure, and even the type of restorative material used. (4) Conclusions: Biodentine™ demonstrated a therapeutic effect on the formation of a dentin bridge accompanied by slight inflammatory signs, with a high clinical success rate, indicating the possibility of its effective and safe use in dental pulp direct capping in humans, similar to the gold standard material.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10316/107145
ISSN: 1996-1944
DOI: 10.3390/ma12203382
Rights: openAccess
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