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J Endod. 2010 Feb;36(2):190-202. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2009.09.010.

Mineral trioxide aggregate: a comprehensive literature review--part II: leakage and biocompatibility investigations.

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Endodontic Residency Program, Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California 92350, USA. mtorabinejad@llu.edu

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) was developed because existing materials did not have the ideal characteristics for orthograde or retrograde root-end fillings. MTA has been recommended primarily as a root-end filling material, but it has also been used in pulp capping, pulpotomy, apical barrier formation in teeth with open apexes, repair of root perforations, and root canal filling. Part I of this literature review presented a comprehensive list of articles regarding the chemical and physical properties as well as the antibacterial activity of MTA. The purpose of part II of this review is to present a comprehensive list of articles regarding the sealing ability and biocompatibility of this material.

METHODS:

A review of the literature was performed by using electronic and hand-searching methods for the sealing ability and biocompatibility of MTA from November 1993-September 2009.

RESULTS:

Numerous studies have investigated the sealing ability and biocompatibility of MTA.

CONCLUSIONS:

On the basis of available evidence it appears that MTA seals well and is a biocompatible material.

PMID:
20113774
DOI:
10.1016/j.joen.2009.09.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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