Dentine as a bioactive extracellular matrix.


As a mineralised connective tissue, dentine is well adapted to its functional role as a major structural component of the tooth. Although similar in composition to bone, dentine matrix is not remodelled physiologically and traditionally, has been regarded as a rather inert tissue. Nevertheless, dentine-pulp demonstrates strong regenerative potential which… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2011.07.008