Optical Properties and Color Stability of Polymers used for Dental Applications
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2022) | Viewed by 8965
Interests: optical properties; composite materials; adhesive dental restorations
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Due to their various advantageous properties and wide applicability, polymeric materials have become increasingly incorporated into biomedical applications. Within dental applications, some of the most used polymeric materials include polyethylene, polymethyl methacrylate, polycarbonate, polyethylene glycol, polyurethane, hexamethyldisilane, etc. Notable advancements within the fields of both engineering and nanotechnology have allowed for these polymeric materials to be tailored for specific dental requirements. They are used for mechanical purposes and for esthetic ones.
For esthetic reasons, the color stability of the dental materials is a significant factor in dental rehabilitation. Dental restoration materials are affected in the oral cavity by various food and drinks with discoloration potential. This could lead to esthetic failure of the restorations. While ceramic materials have a rather low discoloration potential, this is significantly higher for polymeric materials.
For this Special Issue of Polymers, subjects including, but limited to, the following are welcome for submission:
- Theoretical and experimental research, knowledge and new ideas in dental polymeric materials and their technologies related to color and esthetics;
- Optical Properties and/or Color Stability of dental polymeric materials (composites, highly filled polymers (resin nano ceramic), polymer infiltrated ceramic network, either for direct or for indirect restorations.
- Use of spectrophotometers, photographic equipment, colorimeters to evaluate optical properties and color stability
- Understanding the staining behaviour of dental polymeric materials.
Dr. Gaetano Paolone
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- color stability
- optical properties
- dental materials