Calcium silicate-based cements: composition, properties, and clinical applications.

  title={Calcium silicate-based cements: composition, properties, and clinical applications.},
  author={Alaa Eldine Abd Elsalam Dawood and Peter Parashos and Rebecca H k Wong and Eric C Reynolds and David John Manton},
  journal={Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry},
  volume={8 2}
Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) is a calcium silicate-based cement (CSC) commonly used in endodontic procedures involving pulpal regeneration and hard tissue repair, such as pulp capping, pulpotomy, apexogenesis, apexification, perforation repair, and root-end filling. Despite the superior laboratory and clinical performance of MTA in comparison with previous endodontic repair cements, such as Ca(OH)2 , MTA has poor handling properties and a long setting time. New CSC have been commercially… CONTINUE READING


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