Dental Health: Current ResearchISSN: 2470-0886

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Letter to Editor, Dent Health Curr Res Vol: 7 Issue: 8

Dental Materials and Different Types of Materials for Dental Restoration

Simon Rawlinson*

Oral Growth and Development Queen Mary, University of London, UK

*Corresponding Author:

Simon Rawlinson
Oral Growth and Development Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Received Date: August 13, 2021; Accepted Date: August 20, 2021; Published Date: August 27, 2021

Citation: Rawlinson S (2021) Dental Materials and Different Types of Materials for Dental Restoration. Dent Health Curr Res 7:8. 161

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Keywords: Dentistry, Dental restoration, Dental health, Dental surgery

Dental Materials

Dental materials are utilized in numerous medicines, like plaque evacuation, caries treatment, stylish mediations, teeth reconstruction, and inserts. In fact, dental fabric may be made up of different sources, from metal combinations to shape-memory polymers (SMPs). The advantage to utilizing polymers in dental materials is their tall biocompatibility and solidness in inserts moreover as in rebuilding strategies, among others. Furthermore, SMPs are used to avoid the biofilm formation during the caries or passage treatment also as in implants. Branched SMPs are supplanting the metallic wires in orthodontic medicines. Undoubtedly, the advantage of utilizing SMPs instead of metal combinations is that the SMPs do not discharge metallic particles, which seem cause inveterate diseases. In expansion; most parts of the SMP degradation sub-products appear tall biocompatibility. Furthermore, the Nano composites made with SMPs can be connected as stages for multi-applications, like maintained discharge, roots fillers, and biofilms preventative specialists, among others.

Different Types of Materials for Dental Restorations

Fillings, crowns, and other tooth rebuilding efforts are regularly made up of a assortment of different materials, counting amalgam, tar, and ceramic. Each material has some unique benefits and disadvantages, and is fitted to different uses and situations.


Amalgam may be a blend of fluid mercury and other metals, counting tin, copper, and silver. It’s been utilized as dental filler for centuries but is falling out of favor due to concerns over mercury noxious quality. The shimmering appearance of amalgam is another reason why it’s less well known, because it doesn’t coordinate normal tooth colors, and makes teeth show up discolored.

Composite resin

Resin-based composites are perfect for fillings, because they’rehighly moldable, bond well to the surface of teeth, and appearance very natural. Since gum is so moldable dental specialists can repair teeth utilizing procedures that protect more of the tooth than the other rebuilding fabric. This recommends the repaired tooth is more grounded than it’d be with other rebuilding materials, additionally looks more normal.

The downside is that composite resins aren’t suitable for all types of restorations, but they’re definitely an honest choice for fillings.


Dental ceramic is vigorous and solid and looks great, which makes it a well-liked choice for rebuilding efforts like crowns, polishes, and bridges. Another advantage of ceramic is that it is frequently effortlessly colored to coordinate the characteristic color of any tooth. The main drawback of ceramic is that it’s more brittle than other materials. When ceramic reclamations are required for molars and incisors a heavy-duty fabric must be utilized in arrange that it can withstand the weight of chewing and gnawing. The drawback is that this heavy-duty ceramic doesn’t see as characteristic since the more light-weight aesthetic-focused ceramics.


Gold is tough and long-lasting, which proposes it’s a great viable choice for fillings and crowns. Be that as it may, gold reclamations are exceedingly unmistakable, so on the off chance that the characteristic see is favored, gold is certainly not the best choice. If you do like the look of gold restorations, you’ll also enjoy the natural durability and strength of the metal.


This highly durable material may be a non-metallic substance that’s derived from a metal. It sounds confounding, but it’s all almost the chemical structure of the substance. The metal—zirconium— is chemically changed amid a handle that gives it a solid crystalline structure that’s not metallic.

Zirconia is practically equivalent to to composite tar in terms of its solidness and value. Generally, people choose from the 2 supported how they look—porcelain is more translucent therefore the choice between resin and zirconia is usually about aesthetics more than anything.

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