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J Endod. 1999 Mar;25(3):197-205.

Clinical applications of mineral trioxide aggregate.

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Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University, CA 92350, USA.


An experimental material, mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), has recently been investigated as a potential alternative restorative material to the presently used materials in endodontics. Several in vitro and in vivo studies have shown that MTA prevents microleakage, is biocompatible, and promotes regeneration of the original tissues when it is placed in contact with the dental pulp or periradicular tissues. This article describes the clinical procedures for application of MTA in capping of pulps with reversible pulpitis, apexification, repair of root perforations nonsurgically and surgically, as well as its use as a root-end filling material.

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