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Bioactive dental materials

Dental restorative material and returned in part replace the function of the affected tissue, however traditional materials generally do not have bioactive properties. The research group studies the use of bioactive glass nanoparticles to impart properties remineralization of resin restoration, dentin substitutes and other dental materials and the preparation of bifunctional materials remineralizantes and antimicrobial properties using hybrid ceramic nanoparticles doped metal. In other areas nanomaterials are used in combination with chemical principles such as Oral dental solubility equilibria, reaction of fluoride ion chemical plaque control and for the study of solutions in the treatment of caries lesions, dental erosion and sensitivity.

Antimicrobial nanobiomaterials

For the prevention and treatment of oral infections based biomaterials advanced antimicrobial metal nanoparticles of chitosan copper, silver, zinc and quantum dots (QDs) and develop. The application of this new generation of antimicrobials including control of microbial plaque, peri, denture stomatitis, periodontitis, orthodontic and endodontic medication. Some antimicrobial surfaces projects considered for dental implants, periodontal gels antibacterial therapy localized antimicrobial treatment endodontic, apparatus / orthodontic adhesives having antimicrobial properties and dental biofilm control. R & D project considers the development of a removable denture with antimicrobial properties based on nanotechnology with copper particles.

Tissue Engineering

Research in this area bioactive nanoparticles, polymeric scaffolds (scaffolds) and mother cultures developing therapies for bone regeneration, dentin-pulp tissue and osseointegration of titanium implants cells are studied. Our approach considers the use of nanoparticles and nanoporous ceramic surfaces with osteogenic properties synthesized by sol-gel techniques, evaporation induced self-assembly (EISA) and hydrothermal. Nanoparticles are incorporated into matrices of natural and synthetic polymers to produce materials nanobiocompósitos; biomaterial class combining the bioactivity of the particles, with the properties of the support scaffolds. Evaluating biological response is performed using stem cells isolated from tissues and dental implants in vivo using animal model.