Application of Bioengineering to Implant Dentistry

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 581

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University Hospital for Cranio-Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery and Cranio-Maxillofacial Institute Vienna (CMF), Vienna, Austria
Interests: maxillofacial and orals; dental implant; tissue engineering

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Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, remarkable advancements in bioengineering have revolutionized the field of dentistry, particularly in the area of dental implants. The use of bioengineering principles and techniques has allowed for the development of innovative implant materials, improved manufacturing processes, and enhanced implant design and placement methods.

Dental implants have become the preferred option for replacing missing teeth due to their ability to restore aesthetics, functionality, and oral health. This Special Issue aims to highlight the recent advancements and breakthroughs in bioengineering that have significantly contributed to the field of implant dentistry.

Researchers, clinicians, and scientists are welcome to contribute their original research, reviews, and clinical studies to provide a comprehensive understanding of the application of bioengineering in implant dentistry. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, biomaterials for implants, surface modifications, biomechanics of implant integration, tissue engineering, biocompatibility, and implant-associated infections.

We aim for this Special Issue to be a platform to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations in order to further advance the field of implant dentistry and improve patient outcomes. We hope that the collection of articles in this Special Issue will provide valuable insights and inspire future research endeavors in the exciting and rapidly evolving area of bioengineering in implant dentistry.

Prof. Dr. Rolf Ewers
Guest Editor

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  • bioengineering
  • dental implantology
  • implant dentistry
  • dental biomaterials
  • surface modifications
  • biomechanics of implant integration
  • tissue engineering
  • biocompatibility
  • implant-associated infections

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Comparative Analysis of Plaque Removal and Wear between Electric–Mechanical and Bioelectric Toothbrushes
by Jihyun Lee, Hyun M. Park and Young Wook Kim
Bioengineering 2024, 11(5), 474; - 9 May 2024
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Effective oral care is important for maintaining a high quality of life. Therefore, plaque control can prevent the development and recurrence of periodontitis. Brushing with a toothbrush and toothpaste is a common way to remove plaque; however, excessive brushing or brushing with abrasive [...] Read more.
Effective oral care is important for maintaining a high quality of life. Therefore, plaque control can prevent the development and recurrence of periodontitis. Brushing with a toothbrush and toothpaste is a common way to remove plaque; however, excessive brushing or brushing with abrasive toothpaste can cause wear and tear on the dental crown. Hence, we aimed to quantitatively compare the plaque-removal efficiency and tooth wear of toothbrushes using the bioelectric effect (BE) with those of electric–mechanical toothbrushes. To generate the BE signal, an electronic circuit was developed and embedded in a toothbrush. Further, typodonts were coated with cultured artificial plaques and placed in a brushing simulator. A toothpaste slurry was applied, and the typodonts were eluted with tap water after brushing. The plaques of the typodonts were captured, and the images were quantified. For the tooth wear experiment, polymethyl methacrylate disk resin blocks were brushed twice a day, and the thickness of the samples was measured. Subsequently, statistical differences between the experimental toothbrushes and typical toothbrushes were analyzed. The BE toothbrush had a higher plaque-removal efficiency and could minimize tooth wear. This study suggests that the application of BE may be a new solution for oral care. Full article
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