Modifying Adhesive Materials to Improve the Longevity of Resinous Restorations.

Affiliation

State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China. [Email]

Abstract

Dental caries is a common disease on a global scale. Resin composites are the most popular materials to restore caries by bonding to tooth tissues via adhesives. However, multiple factors, such as microleakage and recurrent caries, impair the durability of resinous restorations. Various innovative methods have been applied to develop adhesives with particular functions to tackle these problems, such as incorporating matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors, antibacterial or remineralizing agents into bonding systems, as well as improving the mechanical/chemical properties of adhesives, even combining these methods. This review will sum up the latest achievements in this field.

Keywords

MMPs inhibition,antibacterial,dental adhesives,longevity,remineralization,resinous restorations,