Biodentine: A review
Biodentine was developed as a new class of dental material which could conciliate high mechanical properties with excellent biocompatibility, as well as a bioactive behaviour. Biodentine fulfils the requirements found in the literature for a material suitable for biocompatibility, long-term impermeability, antibacterial properties, induction of hard tissue regeneration, stability, low solubility, non-absorbability and ease of handling. An ideal orthograde or retrograde filling material should
... g material should seal the pathways of communication between the root canal system and its surrounding tissues. It should also be non toxic, non cariogenic, biocompatible, insoluble in tissue fluids, and dimensionally stable. Since existing materials did not have all these ideal characteristics, a new bioactive cement-Biodentine was introduced with all these ideal properties. It overcomes the drawbacks of Calcium hydroxide and Mineral trioxide aggregate. It is a promising material for repair of perforations of the pulpal floor, apexifications, open immature tooth, retrograde filling, pulp therapy. In this article the availability, composition, manipulation, mechanism of action, properties, clinical implications of biodentine has been reviewed.